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Joseph Yobo scored an own goal as Nigeria were eliminated from the World Cup by France.

Nigeria started the game well and pressed France early on but failed to capitalize on their chances. They even scored a beautiful goal that was correctly taken back for an offside. They were simply outmatched in the second half and couldn't create enough pressure to threaten Hugo Lloris. The Nigerians should be going home with their heads up, as they performed better than most anticipated and made it out of the group stages.
Source: FIFA
Jun 30 - 2:05 PM

Nigeria Starting XI: Enyeama, Yobo (c), Ambrose, Musa, Odemwingie, Emenike, Mikel, Moses, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Omeruo.

Joseph Yobo captains Nigeria in a big test versus red-hot France. Nigeria qualified for the round of 16 even after losing their last game against Argentina but the African nation faces an equally tough opponent in France.
Source: FIFA
Jun 30 - 10:54 AM

A goalless match heading into its final quarter hour turned in favor of the Netherlands who were able to score twice and win their group in a 2-0 win over Chile.

The breakthrough goal came from yet another substitute in World Cup 2014, Norwich City's Leroy Fer, who was given a free header as he leaped high into the air and directed it home with authority in the 75th minute. Arjen Robben, one of the top players thus far in the tournament, would assist the second goal in stoppage time to seal the deal. The Dutch attack, which is full of talent but sometimes scrutinized for their cohesion, look like they have the chemistry to cause any defense problems going forward, especially with Robin van Persie coming back after serving his suspension here.
Jun 23 - 1:59 PM

Tony Pulis has been linked with a move to bring relegated Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy to Crystal Palace.

With Julian Speroni getting older (he's 35) and Crystal Palace winning matches by such a fine margin, it makes sense that Tony Pulis would want to have two goalkeepers worthy of being a #1. To that end, he has been linked with Norwich's John Ruddy who did as well as could be expected given the defense in front of him this past season. This is hardly a done deal but it is a rumor that makes sense.
May 23 - 9:52 AM

With Norwich dropping out of the Premier League, there will likely be multiple clubs interested in the services of Martin Olsson and West Ham are the first to be linked.

Any rumors coming out of Upton Park have to be taken with a grain of salt given the chaos surrounding Sam Allardyce's position as the manager. While Olsson would be a solid acquisition that would fit with Big Sam's player profile it isn't clear that that is who will be calling the transfer shots for the Hammers this summer.
May 22 - 12:50 PM

John Ruddy can't be faulted for the 2-0 final as the English keeper made a number of very good saves that prevented the scoreline from being more embarrassing than it was.

It is days like this that you feel badly for a goalkeeper like John Ruddy. He has had a rough season and today will not get his due for playing a strong match because his teammates couldn't score and couldn't stop Arsenal from manufacturing strong chances. Ruddy stopped at least four strong goal-scoring opportunities along with the two that he did let in. Based on the quality of his performance, it would be a shame if Ruddy weren't rescued from relegation with a transfer over the summer.
May 11 - 11:57 AM

Norwich have been relegated to the Championship as a result of Sunderland's win over West Brom.

Norwich are not out of it mathematically but they need to make up a goal difference of 17 goals(relative to West Brom) in order to remain in the Premier League. The chances of Norwich beating Arsenal and Stoke City defeating West Brom by a total of 17 goals are practically zero and we can all expect to see them in the Championship next season. Norwich have shown that they are not good enough to compete with Premier League sides and are deservedly going down.
Source: Sky Sports
May 7 - 4:57 PM

Norwich City were able to pull off a surprising 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, providing a glimmer of hope to avoid relegation.

Norwich would need a win over Arsenal next weekend while Sunderland would have to lose both of their remaining games in order for the Canaries to stay up. It is a tall task but Arsenal will not have much to play for having secured 4th place in the table and while Sunderland are much improved of late, consecutive losses would not come as a complete shock. Norwich will know Wednesday night if they will have a chance on Sunday as the Black Cats host West Brom. Martin Olsson provided the closest chance to scoring today, as he broke free into the area only to be taken down by John Terry but no penalty was given. Normally in defense, he played a midfield role today.
May 4 - 1:19 PM

It's hard to call the penalty Steven Whittaker conceded the difference in a 4-0 match but it certainly got the ball rolling on the Ryan Giggs era at Manchester United.

Things are starting to look pretty grim for Norwich's chances of staying in the Premier League next season. They aren't yet in the relegation zone but the teams below them are inching closer and their schedule continues to be brutal down the stretch. Canaries supporters will have to cross their fingers and pray that they can do just enough to stay up but they shouldn't count on it.
Apr 26 - 2:45 PM

Norwich City are edging closer to the relegation zone after allowing their five point table lead to Fulham dwindle down to two as the Cottagers handed the Canaries yet another road defeat, 1-0.

Norwich had opportunities aplenty but timely Fulham defending and a tough outing for Ricky van Wolfswinkel led to their demise. van Wolfswinkel was at the end of their best chance, firing a volley from point blank range, but Fulham keeper David Stockdale somehow blocked it in time. Later, on another good buildup, van Wolfswinkel had the ball in space out wide, just outside the box, and layed a pass off....to no one. van Wolfswinkel has been a huge disappointment for the Canaries this season, scoring only once, all the way back on opening day. They are two points above the relegation zone, but their final four opponents are Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Ouch.
Apr 12 - 1:03 PM

The Norwich City board made a statement on their official website today that they are removing Chris Hughton from his managerial position.

The club has already appointed Neil Adams, who had been serving as the Canaries U-18 manager, to take over for Hughton, effective immediately. Adams was a player at Carrow Road in the 1990's and has been working with them in some capacity for quite some time. The final five games will serve as an audition toward managing Norwich for next season, but nowhere in the official press release is he referred to as a "caretaker". Hughton meanwhile will likely latch on for a new club next season, with a good chance that it will be a club in the Championship. According to the board at Carrow Road, it was a run of six consecutive road defeats that did him in.
Apr 6 - 3:54 PM

Johan Elmander has been disappointing since his return to the Premier League and that didn't change on Saturday as his header was saved by Ben Foster and Norwich failed to generate a goal.

With Fulham winning and Sunderland having matches in hand, Norwich needed to win against relegation strugglers like Swansea last weekend and West Brom this weekend. Despite the looming spector of their final four matches against top teams, Norwich has failed to score against either the Swans or the Canaries. With that sort of form they will have to keep their fingers crossed that the clubs below them can't bridge the gap to safety rather than controlling their own destiny.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Apr 5 - 1:37 PM

John Ruddy will be upset with his teammates as they conspired to allow seven shots on target of which three found the back of the net.

Norwich can't afford to be this listless against fellow relegation strugglers with the pack so tight at the bottom of the table. Swansea typically dominate possession win, lose or draw but they can't always translate that into goals. Norwich allowed them to get good looks at goal and Jonathan De Guzman (twice) and Wayne Routledge scored for a 3-0 loss that Norwich were never really competitive in. Outside of a shot cleared off the line early in the second half, there just wasn't enough of a threat for the Canaries and that won't help them stay up.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 29 - 1:44 PM

Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey scored to give Norwich a comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Tettey's goal was spectacular and will surely be in the running for goal of the week. Norwich have been really good at home lately and they were able to keep another clean sheet this time out. This makes it 5 clean sheets in their last 6. Their defenders can be trusted at home and make for some cheap value picks when the opposition is right. Snodgrass has really picked up lately as well and should be considered in the coming weeks.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 22 - 1:15 PM

Norwich defender Michael Turner, is one of three players back from injury. The other two being Elliot Bennett and Jonas Gutierrez. Turner and Gutierrez are more likely to be available against Swansea, in a week's time.

Norwich haven't really missed the players with the club continuing its pattern of being tough to beat at home and lousy on the road. Joseph Yobo has done as well as Turner ever did, and will continue alongside Sebastien Bassong against Sunderland this weekend.


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