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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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Good Update, Mark Piorkowski seems like a very good reporter ;)
Indeed Dark, indeed ;).

Europa League Draw:

I must say that if I get Molde FK, it will be a tough match because they do have some good players (Eikrem).

Europa League Report (July): After making significant signings in our quest to secure the Europa League trophy, we fielded a strong side away at Norway. Making debuts today: Marcelo Estigarribia, Vladimir Weiss, Marko Marin and Tomas Rincon. After Estigarribia broke off the defence of Molde, he made a cross where Marin took his leg and made a left volley shot. Before half-time, Weiss scored a goal, when he ran all over the pitch and was left 1v1 with the Molde goalkeeper. The first goal of Ramberg was a treat, I must admit. Then Howson responded with a close shot of inside the penalty area. Ramberg seized an error from Didac (was awfully tired 57% atm) and scored. I was worried that something would happen and I would crash out of the Europa League. But, in the dying minutes of the match Vladimir Weiss scored a fantastic goal from a corner. Europa League, get ready because Norwich are going to rock you the FUCK out! We are still in the Europa League after passing by 4-2 (Aggregate).

Europa League Match Report Leg #1 Away:
Molde Fk vs Norwich City F.C.
5' Marko Marin
40' Vladimir Weiss
53' Grant Holt (Missed Penalty)
FT: 0-2

Europa League Match Report Leg #2 Home:
Molde Fk vs Norwich City F.C.
24' Arne Kristian Ramberg
34' Jonny Howson
80' Arne Kristian Ramberg
90(+2)' Vladimir Weiss
FT: 2-2
Good Job!!!!! I thought Molde would be a tough match.

Former Barcelona star Ibrahim Afellay joins Norwich City on a reported fee of 5,000 pounds!

WTF? Good job Pauker!
WOW What a Bargain!! What has his estimated Value increased to since he signed? He is going to make you a lot of money if you ever decide to sell him and he will improve your team by 150%!
Cant wait to seen him play! :D

Loving this story :D

Month Report (August): We hosted current PL champions Tottenham at Carrow Road and we knew that it would be a very hard job to beat this already improved Tottenham. We started with the wrong foot, as Emmanuel Adebayor tapped it in in the 25th minute. Not long after, Scott Parker scored an amazing goal right outside of the penalty area. We responded with the debut of Mattia Destro, who joined from Genoa C.F.C. Parker's goal proved to be the winner for Tottenham and lost our first league match of the 2013-2014 season. We travel to Or's native country and decide to give Or a visit right before our match. After talking 10 hours of football, we went to Beirat Jerusalem's stadium. After 15 minutes, Mattia Destro scores another goal in his second appearance, keeping his goal to appearance record on. Destro proves to be too good and Holt might be a warm-bencher this season. 11 minutes after, a nasty tackle from Beitar defender Alon concedes a penalty, and Albin Ekdal takes a deep breath and chips it in, Pirlo style. Then, Estigarribia extended our lead by three goals and away. This half couldn't get better! After a goal from Shuki Shaul in the last 10 minutes, it gives hope for Jerusalem to qualify. For the final match of the month, Ryan Bennett secured and already favorable match against us with a header from a corner. Not bad this month, we lost to Tottenham (Current PL champions) by a goal difference. Then, we went to Jerusalem and duly delivered the bookies by beating Beirat Jerusalem. We went back to Carrow Road and beated them again, by a goal from Bennett. A needed change was needed for Hoolahan who left for Reading on a reported fee of 1 million pounds. In other news, Norwich draws Npower Championship side Sunderland. To add on draws, the Europa League group will be the following. Metalist Kharkiv, Feyenoord, FC Red Bull Salzburg. I think that this team is rather hard, because Metalist is a hard team and so are Feyenoord. But, I will not underestimate Red Bull either. We play Wigan next at Carrow Road. Losing to Wigan, (who almost cost me my Europa League spot by the way) was not good. I took out Destro and put captain Grant Holt headed the ball, who hit the post, but Al Habsi's back tapped it in. Though, Wigan weren't done yet and found the win by a very late goal in James McCarthy. POOR MATCH AGAINST WIGAN. NO POINTS YET FOR NORWICH, AND I'M RAGING!

Match #1: PL
Norwich City vs Tottenham Hotspur
25' Emmanuel Adebayor
28' Scott Parker
41' Mattia Destro
FT: 1-2

Match #2: EL
Beirat Jerusalem vs Norwich City
15' Mattia Destro
23' Albin Ekdal (Penalty)
32' Marcelo Estigarribia
82' Shuki Shaul
FT: 1-3

Match #3: EL
Norwich City vs Beirat Jerusalem
40' Ryan Bennett
FT: 1-0 (4-1 aggregate)

Match #4: PL
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic
44' Jean Beausejour
90(+2)' Ali Al Habsi
90(+4) James McCarthy
FT: 1-2

Norwich Player of the Month:
Vladimir Weiss
Why: He scored three goals in the 4 matches played this month (all three in EL) and thanks to him we are in the EL stages. Great player.

Norwich Young Player of the Month:
Mattia Destro
Why: I put him in after Holt was tired after an exhausting first leg trip to Molde FK and he scored 1 in his debut, and the second one on his other debut, the league debut. I hope he surpasses Holt's 21 goals last season and help us achieve a better league finish!
You're doing an amazing job Pauker! I'm loving this story :P
very nicely pauker :D keep up the good work :D very nice price on afelay :D
Transfer Update
Signings Review: I must say, I didn't over spend in any of these players! For me to get top-class players for a fee less than 4 million pounds is great. Dani Pacheco developed really good at Liverpool (according to James). Though we had to let some stars from last season. We give them farewell and luck in their future teams. I had to let Pilkington go on loan, as he wasn't going to get a lot of time thanks to the superb form my wingers are playing. I am happy with the team I have, and I completed everything I wanted to do this transfer window! I will buy youngster Kelvin who is on a free transfer!

You my friend, is le master trole 2k13
Month Report (September): After a wild transfer window, we had 15 days to prepare for our match against QPR. QPR were on the bottom of the table and I needed to win, due to the fact I had lost my 2 opening league matches. I decided to field a rather weak team, because I played Feyenoord in the opening Europa League group stages. Albin Ekdal fired a fantastic shot and it went to the near post! *Three days later.* I am nervous, as a Norwich fan and manager, at the Europa League, and Feyenoord possesses a strong side. Here we go! After my team were mad at me because I told them what I feel, I told Calderwood to organize a team meeting. I have to say it was rather successful, but Holt and Fox(David) had an argument in which Holt came to me saying he was unhappy with that situation. So, I transfer listed Fox, and Reading will sign him in the January transfer window. We beat Stoke City, which is a great result because they beat us at the end of the season last season. Destro is a great signing 6 goals in 6 appearances and 3 assists! The only match we lost was against Sunderland and we bow out of the Capital One Cup. I will take the F.A. Cup serious in the case we don't get an Europa League league spot :/.

Match #1: PL
Norwich vs QPR
23' Albin Ekdal
FT: 1-0

Match #2: EL
Norwich vs Feyenoord
18' Mattia Destro
34' Mattia Destro
64' John Goosens
FT: 2-1

Match #3: PL
Stoke City vs Norwich City
27' Mattia Destro
38' Cameron Jerome
80' Mattia Destro
FT: 2-1

Match #4: Capital One Cup
Sunderland vs Norwich City
66' Jay Bothroyd
81' Vladimir Weiss
97' Jay Bothroyd
FT: 2-1

Match #5: PL
Fulham vs Norwich
6' Sebastien Bassong
64' Mattia Destro
FT: 0-2

Norwich Player of the Month:
Sebastien Bassong
Why: He has been a rock in my defence since I took Norwich over. Rumors are saying that AC Milan is interested, but I ain't interesting in selling Bassong(Not for atleast 30 million). Underrated! (P.S. he's initial value is 13 million pounds).

Norwich Young Player of the Month:
Mattia Destro
Why: HE HAS BEEN AWESOME FOR ME! SIGN HIM FOR FREE EVERYBODY! I mean, uhm.. ;). Scoring 6 goals and contributing to another 3 in 6 appearances is just too good for me and the team. Looks to be a legend here at Norwich and Carrow Road :D!
Good results against Fulham and Feyenoord :D

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