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!