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Alex Neil Slams Players after Humiliating Loss against Brighton

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By , November 18, 2016 4:02 pm

Norwich City’s disappointing run continued, but in the worst possible manner, after a 5-0 defeat against Brighton meant that the team have now slipped away from the top places in the Championship table.


Norwich have been one of the early pacesetters, but their form has dropped in the last couple of weeks. It presents a major problem for manager Alex Neil, who appeared extremely confident about promotion only a few weeks ago. After their recent relegation from the Premier League, the parachute payments have helped with the club strength quite significantly in almost all areas of the pitch.

After having suffered only one defeat since August, the team have now failed to win in the last four games of all competitions. Manager Neil will probably remember the recent loss against Brighton more than the three other games. He has branded the defeat as the worst in his career. The young manager will know how to find a way to arrest the slide, or face the risk of dropping out of the play-offs altogether. Continue reading 'Alex Neil Slams Players after Humiliating Loss against Brighton'»

Alex Neil Wants Consistent Performances from Kyle Lafferty

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By , September 22, 2016 8:10 am

Norwich City have been quite open about the search for a new forward and this has put the future of striker Kyle Lafferty in question.


When asked if the striker was a potential candidate to leave in the summer transfer window, manager Alex Neil claimed that Lafferty had to be more consistent in his performances in order to have a future at Carrow Road. This comes as a direct hint that the club may be prepared to sell him in the last few days of the transfer window. Lafferty spent the last season on loan at Birmingham City.

The player, however, has struggled to establish himself in the last few seasons. Since the 2014-15 campaign, Lafferty has played in three different leagues for three different times. However, he has managed a grand total of 44 games with a return of just five goals. It is seriously starting to threaten his career at the top level. There is a danger of Lafferty being deemed as not being good enough even for the Scottish Premier League. Still just 28 years old, the striker has made 52 appearances for Northern Ireland since his debut in 2006. However, his career has been on a downward spiral for the last few years ever since he decided to leave Rangers.
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Norwich City have finally won the race to sign Ross McCormack

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By , August 20, 2016 5:47 am

There have been some strong reports over the weekend that Norwich City have finally won the race to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack.


One of the best forwards in the Championship, the striker has been rated at around £ 12 million and probably represents a great bet from Fulham to get themselves back into the Premier League at the first attempt. In the past, McCormack has scored in numerous goals in the Championship even when his team has struggled for consistent form. He has played for the likes of Blackburn and Fulham, but has failed to get promoted with both clubs.

Even though striker Wes Hoolahan scored twice during the weekend’s friendly game against Hannover, it is clear that Norwich need extra strikeforce in order to overcome their disappointing Premier League outing in the previous season. Scoring goals was a major problem for Alex Neil’s team, who were relegated in the last few weeks of the season. Signing McCormack would smash Norwich City’s transfer record by a significant margin. Neil preferred to keep the cards close to his chest while talking about the ongoing negotiations. However, inside sources revealed that the manager is now extremely confident of landing McCormack before the start of the new campaign.
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Norwich City is one of the favorites to win the Championship according to Blackburn boss

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By , August 14, 2016 10:32 am

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has stated that Norwich City is one of the favorite team to win the Championship and promotion to the Premier League next season.


He said that he knows Norwich manager Alex Neil very well and that he will make everything he can in order to bring Norwich City back to the Premier League.

Blackburn will be facing Norwich for the first game of the season, and Owen Coyle said that they need to prepare well if they want to get a result against them. He said that it would be a very tough game against a side that just dropped out of the Premier League and that they will be difficult to play against.
However, he wants to make sure that his players are ready for this game. He said winning a game like this can get the fans excited, and that can set the pace for the remainder of the season. He said that Norwich City was unfortunate to have been relegated from the Premier League and that they will be hard to beat in the Championship.
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Norwich City has returned to the Premier League

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By , June 27, 2015 7:58 am

Alex Neil has accomplished something very impressive as he managed to guide Norwich City from the English Championship League and into the Premier League. This was done during his first season in charge of Norwich City.

It was earlier in January when Neil was appointed as the new coach of Norwich City and under the guidance of the Scottish manager, the English club managed to win 17 matches of their 25 which was played with Neil at the helm of it all.

The 34 year old Scottish manager said that he is ready to celebrate and be proud about what was done in the previous season.

Neil talked about Norwich City’s promotion to the Premier League and what he will do in the next few weeks as the Scottish manager told reporters: “I’m going to get a couple of beers and see my family and then look forward to heading off on holiday later this week. The goal was to gain promotion. We aimed for automatic. It was difficult but we got close. Than it was important that we remained focused. Felt the squad we had was a strong as anyone. Especially in one-off games like this, I thought the big players rose to the occasion and made the difference.’’ Continue reading 'Norwich City has returned to the Premier League'»

Norwich City lost more in the League Race

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By , March 21, 2015 11:46 am

Norwich City lost further ground in the race for the automatic promotion spots after only managing a 1-1 draw against title rivals Derby County. Norwich were hoping to win this match by taking advantage of the home support.

The victory was more crucial for Norwich given that they had only recovered from the shock 1-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic. After a 4-1 win over Millwall last week, the club were expected to push on for a top spot. Despite being fifth in the table, they are only a couple of points away from the top of the tree.

There are midweek matches in the Championship and Norwich can hope to quickly recover and return to winning ways when they take on Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night. Manager Alex Neil says that he is counting on the club’s superior form away from home to take three points and possibly close the gap to the leaders. Norwich have won the last four away matches without exception and it has been a major reason towards their title push. Continue reading 'Norwich City lost more in the League Race'»