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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.

Robert Snodgrass scored a late goal to give Norwich hope of a comeback but Norwich ended up losing 4-2.

Snodgrass scored in the 86th minute to bring Norwich within a goal of a tie but Southampton regrouped and scored a goal to win it 4-2. The other Norwich goal came from Johan Elmander. At the end, the only thing the Norwich goals did were give fans some hope for the future and ruin the day for many fantasy managers who had Artur Boruc in goal. Snodgrass is not to be trusted to contribute regularly.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 15 - 1:15 PM

Joseph Yobo started and ended up playing the entire match against Stoke City on Saturday.

Yobo was questionable to play against Stoke because he pulled out of international duty in midweek but it seems the move was just a precaution and he looked just fine against Stoke. Yobo has found himself a consistent role in Norwich's back line and has averaged 6.4 points per game in his five games. At £8.67M, I would consider playing him, especially when the matchup is right.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 9 - 5:47 PM

Bradley Johnson scored a 56th minute goal to put Norwich City up 1-0 over visiting Stoke but a penalty from Jon Walters saw the match end in a draw.

Norwich will have hoped that Johnson's goal combined with a tepid Stoke attack would see them earn all three points against the Potters. Sebastien Bassong's unnecessary foul on John Guidetti in the box gave Jon Walters a chance to score from the spot for the second weekend in a row and the forward made no mistake. There were some half-chances after Walters' 73rd minute penalty but nothing that could break the stalemate.
Mar 8 - 12:20 PM

Martin Olsson is expected to be available for Norwich's match on Saturday.

Olsson is dealing with a shoulder injury which may require surgery after the season but he is expected to finish off the season first. Olsson is one of the better defenders playing this weekend and Norwich's recent home record suggests he can be a good fantasy option.
Mar 6 - 5:28 PM

Martin Olsson is considered doubtful for Norwich City's clash against Stoke City with a shoulder injury.

The shoulder problem is considered fairly serious and Olsson will have to undergo surgery at the end of the season. The club believes he can play through the problem for the time being and they need him as they find themselves in a relegation battle. If Olsson can play on Saturday, he will be a good option for fantasy managers as he is one of Norwich's better defenders.
Source: Sportsmole
Mar 5 - 1:42 PM

Joseph Yobo has pulled out of Nigeria's squad for the friendly against Mexico due to an unspecified strain.

This could just mean that Yobo has decided not to make the 8,000 mile trip for the friendly in an effort to remain fit for Norwich's huge game against Stoke City this weekend. If he is indeed injured, it doesn't sound like it's anything serious and Yobo should be available for Saturday's match. He has been in good form lately and considering Norwich have kept four straight clean sheets at home, he can be a good fantasy option this weekend.
Mar 5 - 1:33 PM

Norwich have kept four straight clean sheets at home and face a poor away side this weekend in Stoke City.

Stoke City have only scored 10 goals in 14 away games this season. The odds are pointing towards a Norwich clean sheet, and goalkeeper John Ruddy can be a good budget option this week with managers' budgets remaining on the bench with players like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez. Norwich defenders are also worth a look.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 5 - 1:25 PM

Wes Hoolahan scored in the 3rd minutes against the team he wanted to move to in January but Villa came back and scored four unanswered first half goals for a 4-1 loss on the day.

While Norwich City remain outside of the relegation zone in 15th place they are only 4 points out of danger and 18th place Sunderland have two matches in hand. In addition to their fading fortunes, the Canaries face a well-documented murderer's row of opponents - Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal - to close the season. With only six matches remaining before that ugly stretch starts, Chris Houghton's men had better start picking up some points or they will be playing in the Championship next season.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 2 - 1:54 PM

Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer injured his hamstring in training and will miss six to ten weeks.

Norwich's Premier League survival won't be helped by Fer's absence. Jonny Howson, back from his own injury, or Wes Hoolahan, will have to provide the drive from the middle of the park for the Canaries.
Source: Goal.com
Mar 1 - 12:01 AM


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