Scottish Canaries
Scottish Canaries

 

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

 

25 August 2016. Interesting NCFC site. http://www.worldfootball.com/team/12  OTBC!

 

07 MAY 2017. Up next? A well deserved break. OTBC!

 

07 MAY 2017. Wes Hoolahan is official NCFC Player Of The Season. Well done Wes. OTBC!

 

07 MAY 2017. Alex Pritchard is Scottish Canaries Player Of The Season based on votes and opinions received. Well done Alex. OTBC!

 

25 MAY 2017. Daniel Farke confirmed as Head Coach, and Edmund Riemer as Assistant Coach. Welcome to Carrow Road. A new era has begun. OTBC!

 

31 MAY 2017. Ryan Bennett off to Woves. OTBC!

 

31 MAY 2017. Official Club website may be best way of keeping check on comings and goings. OTBC!

 

06 JUNE 2017. Welcome Angus Gunn. OTBC!

 

21 JUNE 2017. Fulham away on opening day. What could possibly go wrong? OTBC!

 

21 JUNE 2017. Midweek trips to Middlesbrough and Sunderland aren't even good for Canary fans in Scotland. OTBC!

 

04 JULY 2017. Cobh Ramblers away tomorrow in first pre season. Football is back. ON THE BALL CITY!

 

05 JULY 2017. COBH RAMBLERS 0 NCFC 5. The new season gets underway with a routine win in this friendly. Goals from Tettey, 5, Oliveira, 26, Vrancic, 28, an own goal, 34, and Pritchard on 82 minutes. Attendance of 814. Sounds like a nice gentle start. OTBC!

 

05 JULY 2017. Up next? Lowestoft Town away on Saturday. OTBC!

 

08 JULY 2017. LOWESTOFT TOWN 1 NCFC 5. A crowd estimated at 2500 for this friendly at Lowestoft. The hosts went ahead on 21 minutes, but goals from Jerome, 25 penalty, Naismith, 38, Watkins, 44, Oliveira, 58, and Vrancic, 62, saw The Canaries safely home. Hopefully building fitness and stamina nicely. OTBC!

 

08 JULY 2017. Up next? Stevenage away on Tuesday night. OTBC!

 

11 JULY 2017. STEVENAGE 2 NCFC 2. Scant information at time of writing, but Norwich surrendered a two goal lead in this friendly. An Oliveira penalty on 7 minutes put The Canaries ahead, and Pritchard doubled that lead on 24 minutes. Stevenage pulled one back on 33, and squared the match from the penalty spot on 68 minutes. Another step toward full season fitness. OTBC!

 

11 JULY 2017. Next up? The two hour game at Cambridge United on Saturday. OTBC!

 

15 JULY 2017. CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 NCFC 2. Another good workout for The Canaries as goals from Josh Murphy, 16, and Godfrey, 18, sealed the win. This was a two hour affair, with multiple team changes for the second goal free hour. A large Norwich following in a crowd of 2663, and another good workout. Main worry was seeing Klose and Pritchard both go off injured, the latter on a stretcher. OTBC!

 

15 JULY 2017. Up next? MSV Duisburg away on Wednesday. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2017. MSV DUISBURG 0 NCFC 2. Another preseason win for The Canaries. Playing in Germany, The Canaries had Nelson Oliveira to thank as his brace on 58 and 63 minutes sealed the win. MSV had gone down to ten men on 27 minutes, and it sounds like another good workout for City. OTBC!

 

19 JULY 2017. Up next? Arminia Bielefeld away on Friday. OTBC!

 

21 JULY 2017. ARMINIA BIELEFELD 1 NCFC 3. Another good preseason workout, and another win. The Canaries finished their German tour with a well fought victory, and what appeared to be a step up in pace and quality. Naismith fired City ahead on 37 minutes, only for the hosts to level on 39. Jerome made it 2-1 from the penalty spot on 45 minutes, and there was some minor concern to see him hobble off injured in the second period. He also struck a post in that second half. A fair smattering of Y'Army faithful in the crowd of 4,166 saw Oliveira finish off the scoring on 86 minutes. OTBC!

 

21 JULY 2017. Next up? Charlton Athletic away on Tuesday. OTBC!

 

25 JULY 2017. CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0 NCFC 2. Another step towards the season proper, and another win. A crowd of 2,650 at The Valley, including 480 'City fans, saw goals from Wildschut on 34 minutes, and Naismith on 55 minutes, seal the win. Reports indicate an impressive performance from Wildschut. Maybe there is a Carrow Road future for him? OTBC!

 

25 JULY 2017. Next up? Brighton visit Carrow Road on Saturday for our last preseason fixture. OTBC!

 

29 JULY 2017. NCFC 1 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1. The Canaries played the last of their pre season games in front of 12,907 at Carrow Road, and held Premiership new boys Brighton to a draw. The Seagulls had gone ahead on 21 minutes, but Watkins fired in a superb goal on 42 minutes for 1-1. A quiet second period, and now City and their fans can look forward to the real thing starting next week. OTBC!

 

29 JULY 2017. Next up? Fulham away next Saturday in our opening Championship fixture. OTBC!

 

05 AUGUST 2017. FULHAM TOWN 1 NCFC 1. An exciting and open game to open the season, and The Canaries earned a good point. A sold out visitors section boosted the crowd to 20,134, and City had some early chances. Fulham, however, drew first blood. A low ball fizzed into the box, and an unfortunate deflection off Russ Martin and City were behind on 25 minutes. To be honest, Russ could do nothing about the circumstances that led to the goal. The second period saw City as the better side, but Fulham had an effort disallowed, correctly, and struck a post. At the other end City had a good penalty shout when a Martin shot struck a Fulham arm. Nothing given. Just as the Y'Army were wondering if another opening day defeat was on the cards, Oliveira struck home on 88 minutes following a wonderful chip pass from Hoolahan. The Portugese, who had replaced Jerome, took his top off and appeared to remind the City bench that he should have started. I'd agree. All in all a very good point, and some promise for the months ahead. Possession of 49% / 51% in our favour according to BBC. OTBC!

 

06 AUGUST 2017. Next up? Swindon Town visit Carrow Road on Tuesday for League Cup duty. OTBC!

 

08 AUGUST 2017. NCFC 3 SWINDON TOWN 2. City progressed to the next round of the League Cup with a narrow win over Swindon at a rain soaked Carrow Road. The visitors went ahead on 25 minutes, stunning the majority of the 13,166 crowd. Jerome levelled things on 27 minutes, then Hoolahan, 39, and Maddison, 42, gave City a 3-1 interval lead. Swindon pulled one back on 62 minutes, and although City held on, much praise to Angus Gunn for some very important saves. OTBC!

 

08 AUGUST 2017. Up next? Sunderland visit Carrow Road on Sunday. OTBC!

 

13 AUGUST 2017. NCFC 1 SUNDERLAND 3. Oh dear! First home game, and a dreadful display. City disappointed the home fans in a crowd of 26,343, and were haunted by the return of ex Norwich player Grabban. Norwich passed and passed, and created pretty patterns. None of it was effective. Grabban put The Black Cats ahead on 27 minutes, and that was how the half ended. City sought a way back, but a thunderbolt on 60 minutes from McGeady saw them fall further behind. Grabban made it 3 on 71 minutes, and boos rang round Carrow Road. The Yellows were given a glimmer of hope when Grabban scored an own goal on 78 minutes, but apart from Martin striking a post late on, Norwich never looked like clawing their way back. Possession of 72% / 28% in our favour, but didn't matter a jot as we did so little with it. OTBC!

 

13 AUGUST 2017. Up next? QPR come calling on Wednesday. OTBC!

 

16 AUGUST 2017. NCFC 2 QPR 0. First League win of the season, and City fans left Carrow Road impressed by an all round decent display. No goals in the first period for the 26,082 attendees, but Oliveira put The Canaries ahead on 48 minutes. More chances came and went, but an absolute cracker from loanee Reed on 82 minutes sealed the points. Possession of 45% / 55% in favour of QPR, but the goals and points were all ours! OTBC!

 

16 AUGUST 2017. Next up? A trip to Aston Villa on Saturday. OTBC!