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The Canaries: The Kings of Europe

Started on 29 December 2012 by Jer
Latest Reply on 19 February 2013 by The FM Rookie
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Monthly Report (February): This is a month I need to get all my points with 9 points of what I can take. I drew 1-1 Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in which Ramires scored a great goal and Pilkington responded with another. The match ended 1-1 thank God, as Chelsea were piling in the pressure. I decided to rest Grant Holt and Harry Kane took his place. Harry kane took his chances and is proving to be an excellent replacement for Morison! As it stands now, we have taken 4/6. Yes, I am out of the F.A. Cup thanks to a Benayoun late shot and scored. It was a boring match but in the end, we deserved to crash out of the competition. This gives us more concentration on retaining the Europa League places. We play against Sunderland at home and I need three points to ensure the Europa League places. Its up to me and Stoke for the Europa League. YEAH MAN! That's how I like it man! I was losing solely against Sunderland, but Holt scored his first hat-trick this season to take his 15th goal of the league. This means if he scores another one, he surpasses his own record. Great month after a shitty January result with only one loss, being in the F.A. Cup.

Match #1:
Chelsea vs Norwich
8' Ramires
81' Anthony Pilkington
FT: 1-1

Match #2:
West Brom vs Norwich
24' Harry Kane
FT: 0-1

Match #3:
Norwich vs West Ham
90(+2)' Yossi Benayoun
FT: 0-1

Match #4
Norwich vs Sunderland
30' Steven Fletcher
54' Lee Cattermole (Red Card)
64' Grant Holt
76' Grant Holt
80' Grant Holt
FT: 3-1

Norwich Young Player of the Month:
Harry Kane
Why: He scored and bagged me another three points against West Brom. Bravo, might secure a permanent transfer from Spurs :D.

Norwich Player of the Month:
Grant Holt
Why: Do I even have to explain why he is once again player of the month? He scored a hat-trick and took this team single-handedly this top. He has scored 16 goals in 26 matches. Pretty good for a 31 year old English player who never won his cap right? Hodgson, you should keep an eye on him!
Great month :) !!! I love your story bro, keep it up ;)
Pauker, you are doing really great with Norwich. I would suggest getting Kane on a permanent basis. Even though there are proven wonderkids that you could get, as a "thanks" for his efforts this season, sign him up!
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Monthly Report (March): We started by hosting Everton at Carrow Road. Things got great, or so I thought. First, we got a disallowed goal by Holt. Not long after, Distin headed in to put Everton to the lead. I talked to my boys and told them of the importance of the Europa League. Many looked motivated, but Snodgrass looked the most motivated. In the 58th minute, Snodgrass took a shot and it slided inside the goalkeeper's post. That proved to be the equalizer and the last goal of the match. After a rebound from a great Ruddy save of Aguero, Dzeko tapped it in. In the 2nd half, Holt tackled the ball cleanly out of Hart's feet and scored without a goalkeeper. In the 87th minute, Lescott secured City's with a header from a corner. After a corner in dying minutes of the first half, Norwich defender Garrido had a lapse of concentration and allowed Collison to score from a header. Andy Carroll slipped up two of my defenders and took a shot and Ruddy's fingers slipped through the ball. Though this month we picked up 1 point, I think ref's are against me because I had 4 disallowed goals in three matches. Kinda weird huh?

Match #1:
Norwich vs Everton
38' Sylvain Distin
58' Robert Snodgrass
FT: 1-1

Match #2:
Manchester City vs Norwich City
27' Edin Dzeko
42' Gael Clichy
57' Grant Holt
87' Joleon Lescott
FT: 3-1

Match #3:
Norwich City vs West Ham United
41' Jack Collison
61' Andy Carroll
86' Grant Holt (Penalty Goal)
FT: 1-2

Norwich Player of the Month:
John Ruddy
Why: He has performed great and he has been performing his best! Alright Ruddy, you convince me as the 2nd best GK that England has (Butland goes after).

Norwich Young Player of the Month:
Oscar Hiljemark
Why: His rating has gone only up and with Fox out injured and Ekdal slotting the defensive role he has played my centre midfield role. Like a BAWS!
Monthly Report (April): First, we host Fulham at Carrow Road. We did beat Fulham at Craven Cottage 4-0 thanks to an odd hat-trick from Bassong. I hope we can repeat that so I can slide back into 6th place and try to lose Swansea's tail. Again, we repeated our feat of defeating Fulham, but by a three goal difference. Pilkington tapped in the first goal, but scored a really nice goal with an outside foot shot. In the dying minutes of the match, Howson tried to "cross" but in truth it was a shot. YES! I can't believe it. After a shit pass by Bennett who gives it to Kone and Kone shoots. Rebound from Ruddy and Gomez taps it in. FUUCK! Thank God that Swansea also stumbled. Big matches upcoming. Stoke and Tottenham! You could feel the tension at Carrow Road when Stoke came. They had won the Capital One Cup and are currently 6th in the PL league table. If Norwich fail to win, Stoke have a 9 point cushion and Swansea can cut up points to just one.

Match #1:
Norwich City vs Fulham
7' Anthony Pilkington
48' Anthony Pilkington
80' Jonny Howson
FT: 3-0

Match #2:
Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City
6' Robert Snodgrass
25' Arouna Kone
80' Jordi Gomez
FT: 2-1

Match #3:
Norwich City vs Stoke City
28' Sebastien Bassong
43' Ryan Shawcross
69' Michael Owen
FT: 1-2

Match #4
Tottenham vs Norwich
41' Gareth Bale
43' Emmanuel Adebayor
48' Emmanuel Adebayor
50' Gareth Bale
65' Emmanuel Adebayor
I lowered my wages as low as I could and extended it to 2018!
Go on Canaries. League Europa is for you !!! Good luck Bro ;)
Monthly Report (May): I knew that Swansea had an herculean task for them to qualify for the Europa League, while we were given an easier one. The tension in the air at Carrow Road was noticable and every fan knew that if they wanted to secure Europa League football next season, they'll have one foot in with a win against QPR. Grant Holt duly delivered, after a hat-trick in the first half of the game. Then, we headed to Anfield and knew that if we secured a draw we would be playing Europa League next season. Jonjo Shelvey, who I was interested to loan in the previous transfer window proved to me why I tried to sign him. Though Holt was desperately attacking for the draw and scored an astonishing goal with his right foot. In the 64 minute, Luis Suarez broke the defence and had a shot with his left foot where no goalkeeper would reach it. This goal proved to be the winner, and Swansea grabbed one point in the following match. It was the final match of the season and the spotlight was on Norwich and Swansea. Pilkington tackled an opponent and ran to the goal where he gave a fierce shot to Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan. In the dying minutes, I decided to put in Adryan and he hit the post right before the ref called time on the match. YES. NORWICH CITY F.C. WILL BE PLAYING IN THE EUROPA LEAGUE NEXT SEASON!!!

Match #1:
Norwich vs QPR
1' Grant Holt
4' Grant Holt
34' Grant Holt
FT: 3-0

Match #2:
Liverpool vs Norwich
14' Jonjo Shelver
48' Grant Holt
64' Luis Suarez
FT: 2-1

Match #3;
Norwich vs Aston Villa
30' Anthony Pilkington
FT: 1-0

Norwich Player of the Month:
Anthony Pilkington AND Grant Holt
Why: These two players scored all the goals in this month! EUROPA LEAGUE!

Norwich has acquired Mattia Destro on a free transfer from Genoa F.C.

Bradley Johnson joins Everton on a reported fee of 3.5 million pounds

Steven Whittaker joins Wigan with a reported fee of 2.1 million pounds.

Alexander Tettey signs for QPR in a reported fee of 1.5 million pounds

Elliot Bennett is known to be talking to recently relegated Reading and is in the verge joining them for a reported fee of 3 million pounds.

Jacob Butterfield has left Norwich without making a single appearance and joins Ipswich Town.
Great snap up of Destro. He'll keep your attack safe.

Serie A trio joins Norwich City F.C.

Marcelo Estigarribia

Vladimir Weiss

Mattia Destro

Transfer Targets for 2013-2014 season

Michael Rensing
Why: He is a free agent and is better than current keeper Ruddy, although Ruddy will still remain my #1 goalkeeper

Dani Pacheco
Why: We will be competing in the Europa League this season and this will be my 4th striker in the squad.

Why: Russel Martin hasn't impressed me at the right back role and he is the only recognized right back at the team. Martin Kelly was close to join but preferred Stoke City instead of Norwich City.

Left-Back( most likely Jose Angel or Emiliano Insua)
Why: I let Marc Tierney go because he wanted too much and would consume a lot in my wages. With January signing Didac the only recognised left back, I will try to sign an extra left back.

Defensive Midfielder (Tomas Rincon, COMMENT ALSO)
Why: David Fox is an ageing player and he will not be able to cope with 4 competitions at once, so I need 2 more defensive midfielders.

Attacking Midfielder (Marko Marin)
Why: Wes Hoolahan is already 31 and will be playing for Norwich until January, so it is most likely that I sign Marko Marin from Chelsea. Howson will remain at Norwich, but Adray will be loaned out as he doesn't get much playing time here at Norwich

Season Review

Norwich Player of the Season
Grant Holt
Why: He scored two hat-tricks and 21 goals in total. For me, he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League. Only two other players beat him in goals (Giroud and Adebayor). He is the only English player that had more than 20 goals this season. Bravo!

Norwich Young Player of the Season
Ryan Bennett
Why: He is one of the reasons I had a successful campaign in the Premier League. He performed admirably with Bassong and looks like a strong partnership. He will be kept at Norwich at all cost! Thanks Peterborough!

Highlights of the Season

Beating Newcastle at my debut.
Beating Everton away
Beating Fulham both away and at home
Grant Holt's hat-trick x2
Grant Holt's 3rd placed award of the PL Golden Boot

Memorable Highlights
Beating Manchester United TWICE
Beating Aston Villa for the Europa League spot

Season Review: This season was a good season because many people thought that we would relegate and crumble to our spots. Our highest finish in the PL was 5th, but some losses made me drop two places (7th). Although you can see it that I qualified for the Europa League, I think that this year, we can at least get to the 6th place finish we wanted this year. We did drop lots of points against QPR, Sunderland and West Ham. I must say that my weakness is teams that are worse that me. This comes from wins against Newcastle, Everton and Manchester United. To add, we did hold Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham of gaining all three points. I hope that I can at least achieve Europa League this season of any way (F.A. Cup, Capital One Cup or the PL itself). I would also like to thank to Sonalexwild and Darkstallion for being supportive and staying all night just to read my updates! I have 1000 views, and to be honest, I wouldn't have completed it because of YOU. Yes you, the reader. It's you that incentives me to keep on going with this story. Remember to comment ;)!

Marko Marin has joined Norwich City F.C. in their quest for Europa League glory for a reported fee of 3.9 million pounds!

In other news, rumors around the Norwich camp say that Newcastle has enquired for ther captain Grant Holt!

MP - Mark Piorkowski
JP - Jeremy Pauker

MP: Rumors from a close source at Carrow Road has said that Newcastle United has come with an enquiry for your star and captain Grant Holt! Are this rumors true?

JP: Yes, they are true, all though I sent Newcastle an Email that if they wanted Holt, they would have to come with a 7.5 million pound offer for me to look at it.

MP: *opens eyes* Wow, that sounds a little bit pricey! Why do you think that he is worth that much?

JP: Oh come on! He was the only English player who struck more than 20 goals this season! Not even Wayne Rooney that plays at Manchester United and has played more games has more than him! Plus, Holt is 31 and keeps improving. If I had the chance to sign Holt for 7.5 million pounds with what he did last season, that would be a bargain!

MP: Thanks Jeremy, good luck on the Europa League

JP: Heh, thanks to you Mark!

Right after the private conference, Pauker took out his Samsung Galaxy S3 and opened an email that came from Tony Mowbray and declined the 7.5 million pound offer that we had returned them with. I took a deep breath and went to tell Holt the fantastic news.

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