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Norwich City 2 Newcastle United 2

PUBLISHED: 21:43 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 00:35 15 February 2017

Cameron Jerome scored one and created on in a high octane first half against Newcastle United. 
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Cameron Jerome scored one and created on in a high octane first half against Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City hung on for a hard-earned Championship point against Newcastle in a frenetic 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

John Ruddy made two superb stoppage time blocks to prevent another nasty sting in the tail against the Magpies after Jamal Lascelles had equalised in the 81st minute.

Ayoze Perez opened the scoring after just 23 seconds but Jacob Murphy and Cameron Jerome had put Alex Neil’s men back in front before Newcastle hit the woodwork twice in a sustained barrage either side of half-time at Carrow Road.

Neil made five changes from the side that hammered Nottingham Forest 5-1 on Saturday in the Championship. Portuguese duo Nelson Oliveira and Ivo Pinto were ruled out through injury and Youssouf Mulumbu (thigh) was another notable absentee. Alex Tettey returned from suspension to partner Jonny Howson in central midfield. Steven Whittaker deputised for Pinto with Jacob Murphy preferred to his twin, Josh in the home starting line up. Yanic Wildschut came in for his full home debut with Alex Pritchard dropping to the bench after his brace against the Reds and Jerome replacing Oliveira.

Steven Naismith (hamstring), Graham Dorrans (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) remained on the sidelines.

City were rocked just 23 seconds after the kick off when Jack Colback threaded a ball pass beyond the stationary Timm Klose for Perez to slam a shot past John Ruddy.

Ruddy thwarted Aleksandar Mitrovic in the fifth minute, after Russell Martin failed to cut out a hopeful punt, to underline the jitters in the Norwich backline.

Norwich replied, however, in the 12th minute when Jerome levered Lascelles out of the way to collect Hoolahan’s ball down the channel and square for Jacob Murphy to slot from point blank range.

Jerome then cashed in on a howler from Karl Darlow, who burst 25 yards from his goal but miscued an attempted clearance, allowing the striker to run the ball into an empty net.

Ruddy preserved his side’s lead with a brilliant goalline block from Mitrovic after Matt Ritchie picked out the striker.

The overlapping Whittaker was inches from adding a third in the 29th minute when he galloped clear before collecting Jacob Murphy’s pass in the latest flowing counter from the hosts.

Newcastle continued to threaten with Mitrovic bullying Martin and Klose in the air. Hoolahan had to head Lascelles’ goalbound flick off his line as it drifted towards the far post from another probing Magpies’ corner.

Mitrovic then clipped the outside of Ruddy’s left-hand post just inside the six yard box following fresh hesitancy from the back-pedalling Canaries.

Howson appeared in the mood to repeat his heroics from the weekend four minutes before the interval when he collected Hoolahan’s pass to unleash a 25 yard strike that veered the wrong side of Darlow’s left-hand upright.

City survived a fresh escape in the 53rd minute when Wildschut gave the ball away to spark a counter that ended with Ritchie’s strike hammering the underside of Ruddy’s bar five yards out before it bounced back into play.

Mohamed Diame replaced Colback with the home fans increasingly anxious as Newcastle pinned Neil’s men back inside their defensive third.

Pritchard was introduced for Wildschut as City tried to stem the attacking flow. Norwich were restricted to brief counters in the midst of the onslaught. Pritchard tested Darlow who dealt with the striker’s shot better than his first-half calamity.

City’s support sensed the danger with the decibel levels rising around Carrow Road. Hoolahan’s desire to play out from the back caused palpitations when Perez broke but the pass for Mitrovic was a touch heavy.

Benitez played his final card in the 75th minute with Dwight Gayle returning after a hamstring injury.

Neil responded again with Kyle Lafferty on for Jerome after an all-action shift from the frontman.

Newcastle’s pressure finally told in the 81st minute when Lascelles guided Perez’s cross home at the far post after City failed to clear Shelvey’s initial free kick.

Josh Murphy was Neil’s final throw of the dice in the 86th minute for the tiring Hoolahan, but it was the Magpies who pressed for the winner. Ruddy brilliantly denied Perez with a strong parry at his near post in stoppage time before repeating the trick from Shelvey’s free kick in the final act of a pulsating contest.

• Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Klose, Dijks, Howson, Tettey, Jacob Murphy, Hoolahan (Josh Murphy 86), Wildschut (Pritchard 58), Jerome (Lafferty 80). Subs: (not used): (McGovern (GK), Bassong, Bennett, Godfrey.

• Bookings: Dijks (dissent, 82); Howson (foul on Diame, 90)

• Goals: Jacob Murphy (12), Jerome (17)

• Newcastle United: Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 70), Colback (Diame 54), Shelvey, Perez, Gouffran, Mitrovic (Gayle 75). Subs (not used): Elliot (GK), Hanley, Hayden, Gamez.

• Goals: Perez (1), Lascelles (81)

• Bookings: Colback (foul on Dijks, 27); Lascelles (foul on Jacob Murphy, 48)

• Time added on: 2 minutes / 4 minutes

• Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorks)

• Attendance: 26,841

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49 comments

  • Defensively we are still weak, which is obvious and window after window we fail to sign a quality centre back. Having said this , this is nothing new so we move on. A draw was ok against The magpies but we shall have to take 3 points off Leeds, Huddersfield, Reading and especially Sheff Wed if we're going to make the play offs, a draw won't be good enough. It seems we have real momentum at present and belief again but 3 points v Burton on Saturday is a must. Ps Dijks is a super signing !

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    Beachfarmpark

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Wiven it appears to be the official view of Norwich City Football Club that Ryan Bennett is not as good as Russell Martin. How would this affect your motivation and general view of the club?

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Interesting TK as there have been a few comments all season suggesting a lack of fitness. However both Olsson and Brady played in the first match for which they were available for their new clubs.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • I was chatting to a fellow yellow supporter today and he told me that when Olsson and Brady moved to their new clubs, both were told that they were not fully fit and had to undergo some extensive training to get up to speed. This may partly explain why at least three of our players., Jerome, Hoolahan & Murphy looked exhausted with at least 20 minutes to go. To that end I was a bit surprised that Jacob Murphy was kept on all game, however, I was also more than a bit disappointed when many fans were heard to groan after he made a dazzling run up the wing late in the game only to gift the keeper the ball. From my perspective, I thought the problem was that neither Jerome or the attacking midfielder had made any attempt to get into the box, perhaps the above reference to fitness explains why they did not.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • We beat Newcastle at home last season,does that mean we are going backwards????How some people are talking Newcastle are the best team in the world!!

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    tonyb

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Hi DJ Framboise I haven't seen a replay of the elbow, but along with several thousand in the South Stand, I think I got a fairly clear view first time round. I agree that Shelvey deserves a retrospective ban - hasn't he just come back from a lengthy ban for racist comments - but don't the ref and his assistant deserve something similar? Is the fact that the assistant referee was standing in front of some very vocal visiting supporters significant when he failed to see an incident within about ten yards of him? Did he cop out?

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    SilverCanary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Someone mentioned Bennet being ' not that interested' could it be that he has no new contract on offer and his runs out soon.

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    wiven

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • #rob , i left radio partridge commentary for the commentary on radio 5live and had some bloke called Trevor Brooking doing the expert analysis, whilst not agreeing with him, I just offer two of his thoughts , neither side are equipped defensively to survive in the premiership , and of the teams on view Newcastle will be promoted and Norwich may make the play offs.

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    wiven

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Plenty to be positive about and let the unbeaten run continue. Look at what is going on at Villa for a reality check. They last won a game on Boxing Day and play Newcastle at St James's Park next. They've spent £40m on 3 strikers alone since the summer. Steve Bruce is on borrowed time....

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    OTFBC

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • We have now taken just two points from the 7 matches played so far against the current top six. To make the play offs we need to do better in the five outstanding return fixtures. AN was out of his depth in the Prem and is showing again this season that he cannot outfox the best.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Very pleased with the effort and point and pleased for Alex Neil who must take pride in stemming the flow of previous Newcastle defeats under his watch. However i was not at the game but was enjoying the game on radio Norfolk until 10 minutes from the end when i had to turn off because i could no longer bere Greg Downes usual co commentating ramblings. The guy is a moron...Two bit ex so called journeyman player who thinks he is Alex Ferguson!!! Please radio Norfolk please do not employ this moron anymore who loves to turn it into the Greg Downes show !!!!!!

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    rob

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Putney, think it is you who have been to too many Trump rallies trying to defend "poor" and denying the facts. We supposedly had the best squad in the Championship this season and it is performing at a mediocre to poor level. I want better from the club I support. I thought that was what being a football supporter was about - wanting your club's results to improve and get promotion, not accepting mediocre to poor performance and results and being happy with it.

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Thank you DJ. To continue the positive stuff, Ruddy coming back towards his best is great news and the way some of the guys combine when going forward and the running off the ball is good to see. Shelvey is an animal but if we had him, we would be a few places up the table for sure. Every team needs an enforcer, the same as we all need toilet roll. We don't want to talk about it but it clears up a whole lot of cra9.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Canarywary the transfer window point is disputable although I think he did extremely well getting £7m for Lewis Grabban and, although others will disagree, £7m for BJ was not a bad bit of business in my view. For a club like Norwich spending £7m should be for a star who will stand out in our team. Don't really put Naismith in that category although I think Pritchard will be in time. Alex did indeed get us over the line in his first season but if you give him full credit for that, you should also allocate full blame to him for the relegation. Look we don't have to agree but I see our business model as being similar to Southampton, a kind of stud farm for football stars. They seem to have a constant stream of young players coming through to replace those who have just gone to bigger clubs (for a large fee). The trick to running any business with employees is to align the ambition of the employees with the objectives of the business. Young ambitious players who are confident that we will give them their first team chance early and not stand in their way when the opportunity to move up comes along, will push us forward. That is my dream for the club, not as a pension provider for ex premier players.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Well done Waclor - you can do it and post something almost positive. cw & cb65 are more on the money - very few are showering AN with praise but I hope we all fervently want him to do well as that means we're doing well on the pitch that way. Sacking a manager is easy but there are no guarantees what comes next is not worse. SilverCan, have you seen the incident back? If the ref missed it, then hopefully he'll get a retrospective ban, not that that will help us of course.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Am I alone in wondering why Shelvey wasn't sent off for elbowing Wes Hoolahan in the face, right in front of the assistant referee, after about 60 minutes?

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    SilverCanary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Agree with Trevor Keith in that Whittaker is past his best & should have been replaced after promotion. Russell Martin is a much better option as a fullback. He ( Martin ) is however NOT a centre half. His positional awareness & ability to cover the gaps is questionable, & I think this is why Klose ( & sometime Ruddy ) appear to be caught in two minds , & therefore hesitant. In defence of Waclor & his ? ???? marks against AN , I suggest that he ( AN ) got it wrong with the defence last night. Surely with Pinto injured , Martin should have played right back & Bennett at CB. It was said repeatedly on the BBC site & 5 live that ' the Norwich defence is all over the place at the moment ' It does seem that this is not just down to personnel as various permutations seem to be just as suspect ( although Pinto seems to make a big improvement ) , particularly at set pieces . AN & his coaching staff have failed to address this for over 18 months. All the wins in the world cannot disguise this failing. I still believe we have the PLAYERS , to make the playoffs, & that will be deemed a ' successful season ' it will give the club something to build on given the clutch of promising youngsters & the fact that the squad appears to be stronger & more balanced than at the start of the season

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    Victor Bullimore

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • 4. He's done relatively very well in the transfer windows, including holding on to big names. 5. He got us promoted to the Prem

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    Canarywary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Sorry Paulwho, who did I insult? Spanish, I have made the point before that a manager being a success at a club is no guarantee of his success at another. Had we been in the playoff places before last nights match, it would have been a good result. Unfortunately our previous spell means that it isn't good enough. Those of you who are supporting Alex Neil are missing a big point. He spends money and the way he spends it is a little bit hit and miss. We soon will not have the money to buy players at £5m plus and the current set up is not showing any appetite for nor the talent to pick up bargain players from the lower leagues. Other teams can do it eg McGuire at Hull City. I know he is investing in young players for the future but he still pays top dollar for them and our current set up does not have a particularly good record about bringing them into the first XI. Let me say a few positive things about Alex Neil though. 1. I have never known a manager who does not favour his own signings over players he has inherited. Alex shows no such prejudices. 2. He is probably the most eloquent in interviews since Ken Brown. 3. He was prepared to come to Carrow Road. Would his supporters please fill in from 4 onwards for my enlightenment.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • CW, If you read my post, I was not saying SW was playing left back, I stated both of their goals came down that side, inferring that SW was not at fault for either. In fact I think he had a reasonable good game last night but like many fans, fear he is a mistake waiting to happen and thus I would have replaced him back in the summer. I agree that he can play either side but for me has passed his best and think he should have moved either down the league or possibly back to Scotland. We need to continually upgrade if we want to win promotion and stay in the Premiership.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • I do not understand what some of the comments are based on sometimes. Lambert, great for a couple of years for us, or was it Culverhouse? Where is he now and what was the Wolves score last night? Is he better than AN now. Bruce doing great with Villa. Malky hmmmmm, enough said, unemployed. Di Matteo, unemployed. Also how can Klose being asleep be the managers fault. Lets apply some logic and fact to our posts guys, notice I never mentioned AN being great Walcor.

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    spanishcanary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • If Whittaker was playing left back, he did a good job, cos he was playing right back too.

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    CanaryWest

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Malaga, as usual I find myself agreeing with your comments. I arrived at the ground last night to hear Whittaker was playing at left back, meaning Pinto failed a fitness test and I feared the worst. However, to be fair to the man both their goals came down our left hand side of the pitch. Likewise, I said before the game on one of these posts that I would settle for a draw and Newcastle did indeed look like a Premiership team as they have the best manager in the league, I hate to say that as I like to promote Englishmen. For me, Ruddy was out man of the match and that says it all. I was not surprised to see Pritchard dropped to the bench and was a little surprised when he came on for Wildschut rather than Wes, who was already looking very tired. I did question why we purchased Wildschut as we already have so many others that can play on the left wing. I still think that money would have been better spent buying a second left and possibly right back, not to mention a Craig Flemming style centre back but all in all I see little point in getting on AN's back given we have turned the corner, we just need to keep it going and hope at least one above goes through a bad run. I still think we have an outside chance of the plays off and the next couple of games will be a test of that thinking.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Waclor you've simply invented the "We won a game Alex must be brilliant brigade" in your head. What you really mean is the "We're performing ok again, Alex shouldn't be sacked" brigade.

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    Canarywary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Surely a good point, despite seemingly rubbish defending for the first 5 mins and then sitting too deep in the 2nd half. But Newcastle really just have the confidence to go for wins in every match these days, so it was never going to be us running the show at 2-1 up. Sounds like Ruddy, despite a dropped catch or two, saved our skin a few times, and deserves a bit more praise. Dijks seems like a beast.

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    Canarywary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • I said yesterday morning I'd take a point from the game so I am far from disappointed. As others have said Newcastle is the stand-out team in the division with Brighton a close second. Both will and deserve to go up. I listened to the game on Five Live. Some pertinent comments from Trevor Brooking, one in particular being that both teams' defences would be taken to the cleaners in the EPL. Defence remains our achilles heel. However from what I could gather from the commentary it seemed we could not have put in greater effort. The worries now surround injuries, especially to Pinto and Oliveira. These two are influential. Pinto for his pace and athleticism; Oliveira for his all-round play up front and of course his goals.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Chelsea scored against Man Utd after 30s....so is Mourinho a poor Manager as well?

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Crikey do you lads get up early! The defeat thing was obviously a slip which I attempted to brazen out. Can't get onr past you guys though (unlike our porous defence). I didn't ever suggest Ole Gunnar. I can't even spell his full name. As for centre halves? Sorry I don't have a network of talent scouts nor travel the country watching lower league football; sadly it seems NCFC don't either. If you want the facts to take the proverbial out of my managerial suggestions, I did suggest Bruce, Di Matteo, Lambert and Malky. Wouldn't they have turned out well? Sorry my continuing criticism of Alex Neil is boring but I find the "We won a game Alex imust be brilliant" brigade just as nauseating. Show me a team who concedes a goal in 23 seconds and I'll show you a manager who cannot motivate.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • The brief of the CEO included holding the manager to account for results so now Moxey is gone who oversees AN's performance? Presumably the owners who seem to have introduced a new phenomenon to a football club where the job of Chief Exec is less secure than the manager.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Regular readers of these pages will know that Waclor never lets the facts get in the way of a good moan. He constantly witters on about Alex, saying that he should be replaced, but never suggests anyone who might realistically replace him. He is forever going on about City's continuing failure to recruit a good centre back, but never comes up with the name of anyone who could be recruited. Three years ago when CH was here Waclor did suggest a manager to replace him, namely Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjear went to Cardiff instead, got them relegated, and is now back managing in Norway. Sorry Waclor, I do think you're an intelligent bloke with a good sense of ironic humour at times, but this endless playing of your 'Neil out' broken record is getting very very boring.

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    Johnny Gavin Lives

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Thought we were very fortunate to get a point .Russel Martin and Klose were very poor .Could not understand why Hoolahan played against a poor Notts Forest team on Saturday..We should have saved him for the Newcastle match ,instead he was poor and ineffective ,he is not our main player now but if we play him sparingly he can still win us games.

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    L-F-G

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • I think Michigan's been to too many Trump Rallies. We need a strong leader to Make Norwich Great Again. And now Waclor (living up to his moniker) is posting Alternative Facts. A 2-2 draw is not a defeat. That is objective fact. Of course, it may have disappointed you, but that doesn't make it a defeat. To me, in isolation, this feels like a pretty good result. In recent context, it keeps a pretty good unbeaten run going. In the wider context, well, perhaps we could apply some Negatron logic. In the losing run, that was relegation form. The last 6 is promotion (or at least play off) form. AN was a terrible manager, therefore now he's an excellent one. For me, playoffs remains a good possibility (and surely something to pull together and push for). If I were a betting man I'd plump for 5th place finish. And then beat CHs Brighton at Wembley. Lovely.

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    PutneyCanary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • We have had problems at CB for a few years probably since Chase sold Jon Newsome. We cannot afford a CB who could step straight into the Prem so finding one or two with potential last Summer who could help us win promotion whilst buolding a relationship at the back ready for next season on the Prem was so important. Instead we have Martin, Bassong, Turner and a demoralised Bennett to play beside Klose. Says it all really.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Canaryboy conceding a goal in 23 seconds of a must win match sure seems like a defeat to me. Do you really think that if the manager says we need new central defenders, the board says no? We need to be building a squad for this season and next bit Alex is not good at blooding youngsters anyway. I will say that I don't envy the board the job of choosing a manager. Good candidates like Lambert and Bruce are not shining right now and could this be the year Fat Sam finally tastes relegation? Doesn't change my opinion that Alex does not have it

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Waclor, forgot to add that the inability to strengthen the defence lies with the board. We have failed to strengthen the CBs for years now but your anti AN views won't acknowledge that fact. AN has brought in Klose, Pinto and Dyks at the back as well as Olivera, Pritchard, and others into the team. There's been some failures but if you add in the young players he is bringing in and developing then I would say he has done more on long term squad development than any other manager in the last 30 years or so. Sadly as said previously your jaundiced views have resulted in you losing the plot

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    Canaryboy65

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Waclor, manner of our defeat? You've lost the plot as well.

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    Canaryboy65

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • In the context of us gaining promotion this is a negative result and unless we gain the knack of beating top half teams will not even make the play offs. Most concerning of all is the need for bozzie to find another bookie

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Canaryboy65 in most seasons a home draw against the best team in the division would be seen as a great success. It is the manner of the defeat tonight which attracts criticism of the manager. How many more transfer windows will come and go and leave us with an inadequate defence? Alex Neil's persistent failure to strengthen this essential area of the team is nothing short of negligence. His substitutions tonight were not tactical: two were like for like replacements of players who had given everything in two hard games and the other was to hide his latest poor purchase who should never have started. I am under no illusions. Good managers can fail. Look at Villa this season for proof of that. However managers without the necessary skills will fail and that is what we are seeing.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Fantastic battling point tonight. Yes the damage from the earlier poor run cannot be undone, but the players are fighting hard and responding to AN. Terrible defending from Klose early on, both he and Martin seemed terrified of Mitrovic. Great to see the beast at LB put in a great performance..switched off a bit for the throw in before their equaliser maybe, but he looks top drawer. I expect us to beat 1p5wich, but Burton away is the real test of of our play-off credentials, especially with the injuries mounting up. Fabulous to heat the atmosphere returning to Carra Rud too..OTBC

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    Herr Fleck

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Only 5 weeks ago the odds on us getting a point off the Division leaders would have been 30-1 so a point is good Still 40 something points to be had 1 of the playoff teams will have a bad run of results My glass is still half cfull

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    bozzie

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Michigan, unlike you I was at the game and Newcastle are streets ahead of any other team in this league. Brilliant fighting performance by the boys and a well deserved point. Your negativity towards the manager is effecting your ability to make sensible, balanced opinions on the team. If you think AN can't manage based on this performance then I'm afraid you've lost the plot.

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    Canaryboy65

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • The answer to your questions, Follically Challenged Canary is Alex Neil. The reason we will be playing next season in the Championship is Alex Neil.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • A point yes Irish! But why start with Whittaker and not put RM at RB, with Bennett alongside TK? Also Pritchard was MOTM Saturday and he drops him, why? Find a winning formula and AN has to change it, the playoffs are suddenly looking distant again with Sheff W winning and a game in hand, with an away game against them Leeds and Huddersfield to come, along with Brighton at home, by the way Ip##### held Brighton tonight, they will want to put a spanner in the works Sunday week. Although unbeaten in 6 now, I fear the damage was already done in that 10 game spell before and during Xmas.

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    Bald Canary

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • I'm happy with this result. Increasingly confident we'll nab a playff place.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Very disappointing. I believe this result continues to show that AN cannot play with the big managers, is not getting anywhere near the best out of this squad, and is not the manager that can take us back into the PL. We should not be losing out on possession and be on the backfoot for much of the game against any Championship team.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • A hard fought draw, no complaints from me, well done the lads.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Three days ago we looked like the best team in the league.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • A good point against the best Team in the League..keeps the momentum going. Others will shortly leave their negative views...

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Sounded like we rode our luck and saved by Ruddy from losing. Thank goodness teams above us playing each other in the next couple of weeks. We have to keep winning to take advantage.

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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