Scottish Canaries
Scottish Canaries

 

24 MARCH 2013. New Twitter account for Scottish Canaries. Go to @ScottishCanary

 

06 MAY 2018. Up next? A break, then hopefully a much freshened squad regrouping for next season. OTBC!

 

06 MAY 2018. Fixtures out on 21 June. OTBC!

 

07 MAY 2018. James Maddison is Scottish Canaries Player of the Season. Grant Hanley was a very close second, and Harrison Reed was a close third. OTBC!

 

09 JUNE 2018. As usual, it may be best to use official NCFC website for pre season information, including signings and departures. OTBC!

 

15 JUNE 2018. The Canaries have drawn Stevenage at home in first round of League Cup. OTBC!

 

20 JUNE 2018. Good luck to James Maddison. A big THANK YOU for the memories. OTBC!

 

06 JULY 2018. KING'S LYNN TOWN 1 NCFC 2. Football is back! Forget that World Cup nonsense, and look forward to another season as The Canaries started their preseason with a victory at The Walks. Norwich fell behind on 50 minutes, but goals from Aransibia, 71, and Idah, 73, gave us victory. All about fitness, so many changes and a good workout by all accounts. OTBC!

 

07 JULY 2018. Next up? City visit Lincoln on preseason business on Tuesday. OTBC!

 

08 JULY 2018. Good luck to Simon Lappin in his new player/coach role at Wroxham. OTBC!

 

10 JULY 2018. Jordan Rhodes arrives on loan. OTBC!

 

10 JULY 2018. LINCOLN CITY 1 NCFC 3. Another pre season victory for The Canaries, this time at Sincil Bank. A Canary following of 249 in a crowd of 2,645 saw McLean put City one up on 41 minutes. Hernandez, 54, and Thompson, 58, completed our scoring, but The Imps pulled one back on 86 minutes when their ex player Raggett netted an own goal from all of thirty yards. OTBC!

 

10 JULY 2018. Up next? A closed doors game against Crawley Town at Colney on Thursday. OTBC!

 

12 JULY 2018. NCFC 2 CRAWLEY TOWN 0. Another victory for The Canaries as they build up for new season. This was one of those 120 minute games played over four 30 minute quarters. Match played behind closed doors at Colney, and Srbeny, 71 minutes, and Stiepermann, 79 minutes, secured the victory. OTBC!

 

13 JULY 2018. Next up? First game of German tour on Sunday. SC Paderborn 07. OTBC!

 

15 JULY 2018. SC PADERBORN 07 2 NCFC 3. After a decidely poor start City fought back to claim victory in the first game of their German tour. Paderborn took the lead on 30 seconds, and went 2-0 up on 40 minutes. That was how it stayed until the interval. Norwich stormed back in the second peroid, and goals from Srbeny, 51 minutes, and a Pukki double, 58 and 61 minutes, gave The Canaries victory. Good to see Norwich fans had made the journey, and good to see the team reward them with a victory. OTBC!

 

15 JULY 2018. Up next? Union Berlin on Tuesday in second game of German tour. OTBC!

 

17 JULY 2018. UNION BERLIN 2 NCFC 1. A first pre season defeat for The Canaries as the German tour continues. Berlin took the lead, against the run of play, on 41 minutes. Jordan Rhodes made it 1-1 on 57 minutes, but a Timm Klose own goal on 68 minutes sealed a win for the German outfit. OTBC!

 

17 JULY 2018. Next up? Vfl Wolfsburg on Thursday as German tour concludes. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2018. Vfl WOLFSBURG 1 NCFC 1. The Canaries ended their German tour with a draw against Wolfsburg. City took the lead on 6 minutes through Hernandez, but the hosts drew level on 79 minutes. Norwich now return home to complete their build up. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2018. Russ Martin has apparently been told to seek another loan this season. Obviously not part of Farke's plans. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2018. Yanic Wildschut has gone to Bolton on a season long loan. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2018. Up next? Luton away on 25 July in a friendly. OTBC!

 

24 JULY 2018. Welcome Tim Krul. OTBC!

 

25 JULY 2018. LUTON TOWN 1 NCFC 3. Another pre season game under our belts, and a good win to boot. The Canaries took a support of 433 to bolster the Kenilworth Road crowd to 2,957. The City following saw Norwich three up at the break. Hanley, 9 minutes, Rhodes, 14 minutes, and Pukki, 45 minutes, netted for City. The hosts pulled one back on 57 minutes, but Norwich will be pleased with the run out. OTBC!

 

25 JULY 2018. Next? Final pre season on Saturday -- Charlton Athletic away. OTBC!

 

28 JULY 2018. CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 NCFC 0. A deflected goal on 59 minutes saw City lose their last pre season match. The League One outfit dominated the first period in front of 2,110 at The Valley. The Canaries following of 529 saw an improved second half, but no victory to round of our pre season build up. It's now just one week until the real thing gets underway. OTBC!

 

28 JULY 2018. Up next? Opening league fixture at Birmingham City next Saturday. OTBC!

 

04 AUGUST 2018. BIRMINGHAM CITY 2 NCFC 2. Huge drama at St Andrews as The Canaries scored at the death to salvage a point on the opening day of the season. A Y'Army following of 2,383 boosted the attendance to 22,677 and they saw a cagey first half that produced no goals, but did see Rhodes go close for Norwich on 13 minutes. Birmingham went ahead on 56 minutes. Norwich failed to clear a corner and Maghoma struck for 1-0. That's how it stayed until a busy last few minutes. Hernandez scored on 83 minutes for 1-1, and it was no more than Norwich deserved. Rhodes had again gone close just a minute before. Then, on 89 minutes, disaster. The Norwich defence looked very unsure, and Solomon-Otabor put the hosts 2-1 up. Spirits flagged, but on 94 minutes Canary hearts were soaring. Good work from Srbeny set up Hernandez for his second, and a share of the points. Possession of 29% / 71% in our favour. OTBC!

 

04 AUGUST 2018. Next up? West Brom visit Carrow Road next Saturday. OTBC!

 

11 AUGUST 2018. NCFC 3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 4. Seven goals at Carrow Road, but no points in City's first home game. A crowd of 25,144 saw Rhodes put The Canaries ahead on 24 minutes, and The Yellows were looking good. Then it all changed. Krul brought down Gayle in the box -- luckily no card was shown -- and Rodriguez scored the penalty for 1-1 on 33 minutes. A foul on Hernandez saw City awarded their own spot kick, but a weak Rhodes effort was saved on 37 minutes. All level at half time. On 47 minutes Rodriguez put The Baggies ahead when Krul totally failed to deal with his 40 yard effort. A Barnes shot from the edge of the box saw WBA 3-1 up on 65 minutes. Pukki pulled one back on 70 minutes, but hopes were dashed when Robson-Kanu made it 2-4 on 79 minutes. Grant Hanley pulled back another on 82 minutes, but there was to be no glorious finish. Possession of 59% / 41% in our favour. OTBC!

 

11 AUGUST 2018. Up next? Stevenage visit Carrow Road on Tuesday for League Cup action. OTBC!

 

14 AUGUST 2018. NCFC 3 STEVENAGE 1. Norwich progressed to Round Two of the League Cup, but not before a lot of huffing and puffing against spirited opposition. The Canaries went in front on 27 minutes. Cantwell, one of many changes tonight, took a short corner to Leitner. His cross was headed home by Stiepermann. The visitors were level on 40 minutes. Ball scored a beautiful free-kick, after he himself had been fouled by Zimmermann. That was it at the break, and only as the second period progressed did City up the pace. McLean was through one-on-one with the 'keeper, but the latter made a good save. Srbeny also drew a good save from the Stevenage goalkeeper. Finally The Canaries got the breakthrough. Zimmermann made it 2-1 on 83 minutes in strange circumstances. McLean's corner was won by Pukki, and his header hit Zimmermann, who had his back to goal, on the heal and went in. Pukki himself added a third on 89 minutes with a good shot across the goal. Most of the 11,687 crowd went home happy, but credit to Stevenage for their fine efforts. Possession of 71% / 29% in our favour. OTBC!

 

14 AUGUST 2018. Draw for next round of League Cup takes place on Thursday. OTBC!

 

15 AUGUST 2018. Up next. Sheffield United away on Saturday. Let's hope the City team bus misses the traffic this year. OTBC!

 

16 AUGUST 2018. Away to Cardiff City in second round of League Cup. OTBC!

 

18 AUGUST 2018. SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 NCFC 1. A 50th birthday party -- not mine, sadly -- and poor internet access means a delay for this. Sorry! City took 1,217 to Bramall Lane to boost the crowd to 23,850. Sadly they saw The Canaries lose out to an added time goal. Egan had headed United in front on 9 minutes, but Rhodes lashed home a leveller on 26 minutes. All square at the break. Norwich then had chances to take the points. Leitner ended up one on one with The Blades 'keeper on 64 minutes, but the latter won that duel. On 67 minutes Rhodes struck the woodwork. Close, but no cigar! A point would not have been a bad return, but our fragile defending saw Sharp score deep into added time. Possession of 52% / 48% in favour of The Blades. OTBC!

 

19 AUGUST 2018. Up next? Preston North End, under Alex Neil, visit Carrow Road on Wednesday. OTBC!

 

22 AUGUST 2018. NCFC 2 PRESTON NORTH END 0. The Canaries finally got their first Championship win of the season, and perhaps it was made a little sweeter by beating ex Norwich boss Alex Neil's Preston. A crowd of 24,936 saw a very turgid first period when not much happened. The second period was also slow to get going, though the visitors drew a fine save from Krul on 49 minutes, and also struck the bar on 72 minutes. Just as the unrest was growing, Pukki fired Norwich ahead on 80 minutes with a fine cross shot from the left. A Tettey screamer on 87 minutes wrapped it up. Possession of 51% / 49% in our favour. OTBC!

 

23 AUGUST 2018. Next? Leeds United come to Carrow Road on Saturday. OTBC!

 

25 AUGUST 2018. NCFC 0 LEEDS UNITED 3. What a dismal day at Carrow Road. A full away end, but spaces in the home areas, meant a crowd of 25,944. The opening 20 minutes saw The Canaries on top, but fail to score. The roof fell in on 21 minutes. Krul could only parry a Leeds effort, and Klich despatached the rebound. Krul looked susoect on 26 minutes when he was beaten at his near post by Alioski. Norwich still had chances, but couldn't finish. The visitors sealed things on 67 minutes when Hernandez curled in from the edge of the box. Long before the end, Norwich fans were leaving and exposing even more gaps in the home seating areas. One of those days when Norwich looked very good when they played well, but very bad when they didn't. Possibly a long hard season ahead. Possession of 41% / 59% in favour of the visitors. OTBC!

 

25 AUGUST 2018. Up next? A trip to Cardiff City on Tuesday for League Cup business. OTBC!

 

28 AUGUST 2018. CARDIFF CITY 1 NCFC 3. Around two or three hundred Canary fans made the long trip to Premier League Cardiff, and were rewarded with a Norwich victory. Both teams made made changes, and an attendance of 6,953 told you all you need to know about the esteem of this competition nowadays. Norwich took the lead on 26 minutes with a wonderfully taken goal by Srbeny. That was it for first half, then Srbeny again was on the score sheet when he headed Norwich two up on 64 minutes. Eighteen year old Aarons fired The Canaries 3-0 ahead on 69 minutes, and it looked like The Bluebirds were well and trully beaten. They did try to come back, and a Manga header on 77 minutes reduced our lead. Reid then struck our post on 82 minutes, but we held firm. They had another couple of chances, as did Cantwell for us. A very good result. Possession of 51% / 49% in their favour. OTBC!

 

28 AUGUST 2018. Next up? Ipswich Town away on Sunday. OTBC!

 

28 AUGUST 2018. League Cup draw scheduled for Thursday. OTBC!

 

30 AUGUST 2018. It's Wycombe Wanderers away in next round of League Cup. Date to be confirmed. OTBC!

 

02 SEPTEMBER 2018. IPSWICH TOWN 1 NCFC 1. Another Old Farm Derby without defeat for The Canaries. A Y'Army following of 2,022 to boost the crowd to 25,690 saw a cagey first half. Tettey, Klose, and Pukki all had half chances for City, but The Tractor Boys came closest when they hit a post on 40 minutes. Huge amount of added time before the break following a nasty injury to a home player. The deadlock was broken on 57 minutes. An Edwards shot deflected of Godfrey and the hosts were one up. They had chances to add to that, but thankfully didn't. Tettey and Hanley went close for The Canaries, but it was Leitner on 71 minutes who drew us level. A beautiful shot from outside the box. All in all, a draw was probably about right, and hopefully Norwich can build on this. Possession of 45% / 55% in our favour. OTBC!

 

03 SEPTEMBER 2018. Up next. Middlesbrough come to Carrow Road in a couple of weeks following international break. OTBC!

 

15 SEPTEMBER 2018. NCFC 1 MIDDLESBROUGH 0. What a fantastic result for City, and one that many -- including me -- didn't see coming, especially with Hanley now out for a few weeks. No goals in first half, and little in the way of chances, but Norwich easily matched their high flying visitors. The majority of the 24,642 crowd were celebrating on 58 minutes when a deflected effort from Pukki found the net. Aarons had cleverly got the ball to him in the box. Perhaps the biggest talking point was the sending off that wasn't. Klose hauled down a visiting player on 79 minutes. A second yellow, followed by a red. The assistant referee then pointed out that he'd already flagged the Boro player offside before the foul -- Klose stayed on. Possession of 62% / 38% in our favour. OTBC!

 

15 SEPTEMBER 2018. Up next? Reading away on Wednesday evening. OTBC!

 

19 SEPTEMBER 2018. READING 1 NCFC 2. Three glorious points for The Canaries, and a worthwhile trip for the 919 Y'Army members who boosted the crowd to 12,822. Zimmermann had gone close on 8 minutes, but it was Pukki who fired Norwich ahead on 14. His shot from inside the box sailed past the Reading 'keeper on his left hand side. Krul made a good save on 32 minutes to deny a lacklustre Reading side. The second half saw Reading improve, and Bodvarsson levelled from close range on 72 minutes. City hearts were soaring again just a minute later as Vranic scored what proved to be the winner. A very good result, and hopefully we're building momentum. Possession 48% / 52% in our favour. OTBC!

 

19 SEPTEMBER 2018. Next up? QPR away on Saturday. Live on Sky! OTBC!

 

22 SEPTEMBER 2018. QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0 NCFC 1. City won their third game in a row with a gritty performance at Loftus Road. A Canary following of 1,526 in a crowd of 12,843 saw Pukki chest home a Stiepermann cross on 71 minutes to confirm the win. I'm in Sicily. Dodgy internet connection meant missing some of the game including the goal!! Could it be Norwich are really building up a head of steam? Possession of 37% / 63% in our favour. OTBC!

 

23 SEPTEMBER 2018. Up next? Wycombe away in League Cup on Tuesday. OTBC!

 

25 SEPTEMBER 2018. WYCOMBE WANDERERS 3 NCFC 4. Norwich progressed to the next round of the League Cup, but this game saw them at their best and worst. Rhodes chested City ahead on 12 minutes, then fired in a cracker for 2-0 on 14 minutes. Cowan-Hall pulled one back for the hosts on 17 minutes, but Norwich were playing some lovely stuff. Rhodes had an effort ruled out on 36 minutes, but a Trybull header on 41 minutes saw The Canaries 3-1 up at the break. City started the second period still full of intent, and Rhodes completed his hat trick on 51 minutes for 4-1. Just a minute before, Srbeny had hit the bar. Then came the Norwich bad side. A poor McGovern kick out, followed by a Godfrey foul, saw Saunders convert the penalty on 60 minutes. Norwich were reeling. McCarthy made it 3-4 on 75 minutes, and Norwich then looked vulnerable. Wycombe had the better chances late on, but couldn't convert. No official attendance, but 1,350 Norwich fans were very relieved when the whistle ended the contest. Possession of 47% / 53% in our favour. OTBC!

 

26 SEPTEMBER 2018. Next up? Wigan Athletic come to Carrow Road on Saturday. OTBC!

 

29 SEPTEMBER 2018. NCFC 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 0. City are in the Championship top six after this hard fought win over The Latics. Dreadful internet connection here in Sicily means only the bare bones. Pukki had strong penalty claim rejected in first half, and it was another tackle on the Finn that earned a spot kick late on. Vranic scored from this award on 86 minutes to take the points. Attendance of 25,034. Possession 57% / 43% in our favour. OTBC!

 

29 SEPTEMBER 2018. League cup draw tonight. OTBC!

 

29 SEPTEMBER 2018. Next up? Derby County away on Wednesday night. OTBC!

 

03 OCTOBER 2018. DERBY COUNTY 1 NCFC 1. I only heard last 30 minutes of this as I continue to suffer internet issues in Sicily. A crowd of 24,236 at Pride Park saw Timm Klose head The Canaries in front on 69 minutes from a Buendia corner. Krul pulled off a fantastic save on 84 minutes to deny The Rams, but Bryson drew them level on 86 minutes when he kneed the ball home -- or possibly chested it, as it was a bit of a stramash! A good point though. Possession of 58% / 42% in favour of County. OTBC!

 

04 OCTOBER 2018. Next up? Stoke City visit Carrow Road on Saturday. OTBC!

 

06 OCTOBER 2018. NCFC 0 STOKE CITY 1. Only the bare bones as I was travelling. The Canaries dominated this game, but couldn't make it pay and lost out to an unlucky Klose own goal on 35 minutes. A crowd of 24,992, and the Norwich fans amongst them gave the team a fantastic reception, even in defeat. Obviously people are enjoying the way we are currently playing. Possession of 69% / 31% in our favour. OTBC!

 

07 OCTOBER 2018. Up next? Nottingham Forest away on 20 October after international break. OTBC!

 

07 OCTOBER 2018. Bournemouth away confirmed for 30 October. OTBC!

 

19 OCTOBER 2018. Still trying to work out why Tweets are no longer showing on home page. OTBC!

 

20 OCTOBER 2018. NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1 NCFC 2. The yawn inducing International Break is over. It's back to the bread and butter of Championship competition. Today was the day that The Canaries hopefully made all the other teams look at them as genuine contenders. We must not underestimate the victory at The City Ground today. Forest are a very good side, and hadn't lost at home for a long while. It didn't look good early on. Ex Canary Grabban fired Forest ahead on only 5 minutes. The hosts then struck the bar on 17 minutes. The Canary faithful were worried. Things began to pick up. Hernandez struck the post on 23 minutes, and Norwich were starting to shape up nicely. The second period was all about Norwich. Klose powered home a header on 60 minutes for 1-1. The Y'Army following of 1,991 in a crowd of 29,427 were now believing a win was on. And it most definitely was. Timm Klose fired City ahead on 84 minutes. A parry from the Forest 'keeper set Timm up very nicely for that one. We even had further chances, but 2-1 it was. A worry to see Hernandez going off injured, but let's enjoy the victory. Possession of 44% / 56% in our favour. OTBC!

 

20 OCTOBER 2018. Next up? Villa visit Carrow Road on Tuesday. Live on the Red Button on Sky. OTBC!

 

23 OCTOBER 2018. NCFC 2 ASTON VILLA 1. Under the lights at Carrow Road! Live on Sky! Another cracking Canary display! There were 24,977 at Carrow Road to see Norwich perform another comeback to win all three points. Klose saw a header cleared off the Villa line on 16 minutes, then on 19 minutes Chester headed the visitors in front, having got to a well taken corner. City were looking a bit vulnerable, and Villa struck our post on 34 minutes. No further goals in first half. The second period most firmly belonged to City. A corner led to Rhodes heading home on 54 minutes, and Rhodes again scored on 73. He fired home with his left foot after a well built move that saw Stiepermann cross into the box. No further goals, and City rarely looked in trouble. A sad sight near the end as Thompson came on as a sub, but only lasted 15 seconds before being injured and subsequently replaced. Possession of 48% / 52% in favour of Villa, but they return to Birmingham pointless. OTBC!

 

24 OCTOBER 2018. Next up? Brentford visit Carrow Road on Saturday, which I believe is also Dundee Canaries Norwich trip for this season. OTBC!

 

27 OCTOBER 2018. NCFC 1 BRENTFORD 0. I was on a long lunch in Edinburgh today, and had no media access. Bare bones time. City ground out three points in front of 25,443 at Carrow Road. Buendia hit the only goal on 34 minutes, though Rhodes saw a penalty saved two minutes into first half added time. Brentford had one chance, but Maupay managed to hit the bar, with the goal at his mercy, on 72 minutes. Possession of 47% / 53% in favour of Brentford. OTBC!

 

28 OCTOBER 2018. Next up? AFC Bournemouth away on Tuesday in the League Cup. OTBC!

 

28 OCTOBER 2018. Lambert and Gill to Ipswich! It's a job for these guys, and rarely to players and staff have the emotional contact with clubs that we fans do. Let's remember what they did for Norwich City FC! OTBC!

 

30 OCTOBER 2018. AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 NCFC 1. The Canaries fought bravely, but exited the League Cup to Premier League Bournemouth. The cold reality is that City failed to capitalise on their domination, and failed to take their chances. Stanislas had put The Cherries ahead on 39 minutes, and in first period added time Srbeny struck the post as City worried their opponents. Vranic also struck a post in second half, but it was Hernandez who drew us level on 70 minutes. Norwich tails were up, but Cook on 72 minutes ended the scoring and ended our League Cup adventure. In added time Rhodes missed a very good chance , but the majority of the 10,331 crowd went home happy. Possession of 41% / 59% in our favour. OTBC!

 

31 OCTOBER 2018. Next? Sheffield Wednesday away on Saturday. OTBC!

 

03 NOVEMBER 2018. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0 NCFC 4. Norwich go top of the Championship with a clinical performance against the struggling Owls. A crowd of 23,425 saw Dawson in the Wednesday goal save a Vranic penalty on 6 minutes. That was a worry, but City really went to town in the second period. Pukki put Norwich ahead on 51 minutes, and Buendia on 56 made it 2-0. Pukki again netted for 3-0 on 62 minutes, and substitute Srbeny sealed it at 4-0 on 80 minutes. This followed a dreadful clearance by Dawson. At least until tomorrow City are top of the league. Possession of 41% / 59% in our favour. OTBC!

 

04 NOVEMBER 2018. Next up? Millwall come to Carrow Road next Saturday. OTBC!

 

10 NOVEMBER 2018. NCFC 4 MILLWALL 3. Smack my ass, and call me Sally! What a game. We saw the best and worst of The Canaries, but at the end it was joy unleashed. City looked lacklustre at the start, and Elliott headed The Lions in front on 24 minutes. Klose drew a good save from Amos, then on 34 minutes he headed against the woodwork, though Amos may have got a touch. Zimmermann lashed home the rebound, but the ref had already blown for offside. In the second period City drew level on 49 minutes. Pukki fired home from close range and City were starting to click. On 57 minutes Norwich were awarded a penalty for handball, though I'm not sure it was intentional. Amos saved Pukki's tame effort. On 79 minutes Leitner fired home a wonderful goal for 2-1. Then we saw the worst of City. A Lewis mistake saw Leonard prod home for 2-2 on 81 minutes, then on 83 minutes Krul threw the ball directly to a Millwall player and Jed Wallace scored after a one two with ex Canary Steve Morison. Many City fans left, but the majority remained. There was a hint of magic in the air. And so it proved. Rhodes steered the ball home on 92 minutes for 3-3, then on 97 minutes Carrow Road erupted as Pukki sealed it at 4-3. Moments like this remind you why you love football. Crowd 26,289. Possession 61% / 39% in our favour. OTBC!

 

10 NOVEMBER 2018. Up next? International break -- YAWN -- then City travel to Swansea on 24 November. OTBC!

 

24 NOVEMBER 2018. SWANSEA CITY 1 NCFC 4. A long lunch, including much red wine, and only catching up with games around 24 hours later, so bare bones time. The Canaries looked very impressive as they thrashed Swansea at The Liberty. Van Der Hoorn turned a Pukki ball into his own net for 1-0 on 16 minutes. Buendia doubled that on 24 minutes, and Stiepermann made it 0-3 on 37. A blip on 41 minutes when Krul failed to hold a ball and James gave The Swans a glimmer of hope at 1-3. This Norwich side don't panic though, and Pukki on 60 minutes wrapped it all up. There's a feeling of possible magic in the air, and we're not talking about Christmas. Around 800 Norwich fans in a crowd of 18,780, and possession of 56% / 44% in favour of The Swans, but it's The Canaries flying off with the points. OTBC!

 

25 NOVEMBER 2018. Next up? Hull City away on Tuesday. OTBC!

 

27 NOVEMBER 2018. HULL CITY 0 NCFC 0. A dreadful night, weather wise, in Hull, and an under par Norwich meant little to shout about. A good away support in a meagre crowd of 11,420, but the journey back to Norfolk will probably be a quiet one. The Tigers went close on 32 minutes from Bowen, then on 39 minutes Hernandez saw his shot deflected wide, and Trybull squandered what looked like a free header from the corner. In the second half Krul saved from Irvine on 48 minutes. On 69 minutes Trybull again saw a header go close, and on 90 minutes Buendia shot wide from the edge of the box. Not much else to write about to be honest. Possession of 34% / 66% in our favour. OTBC!

 

27 NOVEMBER 2018. Up next? Rotherham United come to Carrow Road on Saturday. OTBC!

 

01 DECEMBER 2018. NCFC 3 ROTHERHAM UNITED 1. Another Saturday, another boozy retirement lunch. Relied on text updates for game, so bare bones. Rotherham led after 11 minutes when Towell pounced on a Tim Krul spill to fire home. The visitors then struck our post on 19 minutes. A much improved City after the break. Cantwell made it 1-1 on 55 minutes, then Aarons put The Canaries ahead on 71. Pukki sealed the win on 84 minutes. Attendance of 25,858. Possession of 65% / 35% in our favour. OTBC!

 

01 DECEMBER 2018. Up next? Bolton Wanderers visit Carrow Road next Saturday. OTBC!

 

01 DECEMBER 2018. Ed Balls is stepping down as Club Chairman in late December. He will continue as a Vice President. OTBC!

 

08 DECEMBER 2018. NCFC 3 BOLTON WANDERERS 2. Another late show from The Canaries as The Trotters threatened to leave Carrow Road with a point. A crowd of 25,811 saw Vrancic fire City ahead on 39 minutes. Stiepermann made it 2-0 on 59 and The Canaries looked comfortable. How wrong that proved to be. Ameobi pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, and in the late stages it all got a bit silly -- in a good way. Beevers levelled for the visitors on 88 minutes, and many thought The Manager Of The Month Curse had struck again? Farke had won this award earlier in the week. Then it all changed. Ameobi earned a second yellow, and therefore a red card on 92 minutes. On 93 minutes Pukki flashed home a shot to send The Y'Army home very happy indeed. Possession of 68% / 32% in our favour. OTBC!

 

09 DECEMBER 2018. Who's next? The Canaries travel to Bristol City on Saturday. Live on Sky, so 5:30 PM kick-off. OTBC!

 

15 DECEMBER 2018. BRISTOL CITY 2 NCFC 2. The Canaries and The Robins shared the points at Ashton Gate, and that was probably about right as Norwich looked a little bit under par this evening. A Y'Army following of 1,395 helped boost the crowd to 19,851 -- not bad considering pre Christmas, live on Sky, and Strictly Come Dancing final. Krul made two fine saves around the 32 minute mark as the home side threatened, but The Canaries went ahead on 39 minutes. Stiepermann used his left foot to curl the ball beyond the 'keepers right hand side, and Norwich fans were happy. On 45 minutes the hosts drew level. Norwich failed to clear and Diedhiou shot home for 1-1. The second period saw Pukki draw a fine save from the home 'keeper on 49 minutes, but on 53 minutes City fell behind. O'Dowda fired into the roof of the net as the Norwich defence again looked slow to react to events. Six minutes later Bristol City went close again, and Norwich wobbled -- just a little. On 78 minutes Aarons headed home at the far post from a Hernandez cross. 2-2.  On 84 minutes Rhodes netted, but the goal was correctly chalked off for offside. A hard fought and well deserved point. Possession of 38% / 62% in our favour. OTBC!

 

16 DECEMBER 2018. Up next? Blackburn Rovers away next Saturday. OTBC!