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Norwich City: OTBC

Started on 12 April 2013 by TheFMCanary
Latest Reply on 17 April 2013 by TheFMCanary
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11 yearsEdited

A Little History Lesson...

The Club was founded in 1902. They Are Based in Norwich Norfolk in the east of England. They Have Won The League Cup (Capital One Cup) Twice in 1962 and 1902.

The Clubs Best finish in the top flight was 3rd in the inaugural season of the Premier league. The Club was top at christmas... Table Although failing at the final hurdle and finishing 3rd. This however lead to greater things as the club got UEFA Cup (Europa League) Football. And The best moment in the clubs history...

Why Norwich?

As A Die Hard Fan Of the club I want to take the club to new heights and back to european football.


Gain European Football
Gain Success in europe


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
So I hope you stick around and enjoy the story!
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Good luck matey!

Lambert Leaves Norwich City
Aston Villa has hired Paul Lambert as its manager, luring him from Premier League rival Norwich.
Lambert has been appointed by American owner Randy Lerner to replace Alex McLeish, who was fired last month after Villa narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League.
Lambert had been at Norwich for two years and steered the club back into the top tier of English soccer. Norwich finished 12th last month, four places higher than Villa. :Yahoo Sport

Norwich Look For New Man
Norwich City Today are looking for A New Man. The Bookies Favourites At the moment are Cardiff Manager Malky Mackay, Former Birmingham Manager Chris Hughton and Former Charlton And West Ham Manager Alan Curbishly. However Rumours Are Coming out that a unknown manager is in the race for the job and is at carrow road for talks.
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Norwich Hire Complete Unknown Manager

Today Norwich City Hired A Completely Unknown Manager. The New Man Alex Murray, a life long fan on the club has been given the task of making sure the club does not have 2nd season syndrome and slip back to the championship. In his first press conference the new manager was questioned heavily about how he had got the job...

Reporter: "So You Stand today here as the new norwich city manager but have you had any previous experience at managment?"
Murray: "No. I have played football manager a bit but not managed a real club."
Reporter: "So... The club hired you because you where good at Football Manager?"
Murray: "Yes..."
Reporter" So... What are your goals for this season?"
Murray: " Priority this season is to stay up and then we will see what happens from there"
Reporter: "So will that mean buying some players in the transfer window?"
Murray: " We Will See..."

After the Press Conference The bookies changed the odds for City So they are now the bookies favourite to go down. The New Manager has a real task on his hand...
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Chapter 1: New Beginnings, New Challenges.!MP_02_NCFC_Aerial1.jpg

Driving From the Midlands To Norfolk Takes A Long Time. But it felt even longer as I Drove to my new home. I would be taking my first training session today and I was bloody nervous! "Would the players rebel on me?" Would They be up to the task?" I thought to myself. I Turned On The Radio and switched it to talksport. They just happened to be talking to fans about my appointment. One Fan Said "What Are the F***ing Thinking? Are they volunteering us to be relegated?" I Smirked thinking "you wait my friend you wait".

When I Finally arrived at Colney A Barrage of press was waiting for me. Cameras Flashing and Journo's asking "Why have you taken the job?" and " Are you up to the task" I just simply said "Wait and see" As soon as I walked through the doors A Certain Celebrity Chef was waiting for me for our introductory meeting.

Delia: "Nice to see you! You're looking tired?"
Me: " Yeah Its along way in the car "
Delia: "Lets Get down to business First off the board believe that you should be aiming to keep the club up so we are going to give you £2 Million to achieve that"
Me: "Only that?"
Delia: "Yes We are not Man City you know!"
Me: "Okay then... Is Ian Around?"
Delia: "Yes he is just going to come in. IAN!"
Ian Culverhouse: " Yes Hang on..."
Delia Exits
Culverhouse: "Hello There Alex I am your Assistant Manager.
Murray: "Hey"
Culverhouse: " Right Here is the squad report me and the other coaches have filed"
Murray: "Okay"
Culverhouse: "We Think that Sebastien Bassong is the strongest Player we have in the team as we feel he would be a Good player for most Premier Division Sides.
Murray: "Okay Good When is the friendlys?"
Culverhouse: "Next Week!"
Murray: " Okay then better get cracking!"
Why specifically Bayern Munich? :P

And your interviews and the way you write about the people in-game talking is way too centered. Try not to center them. They look better without the [center.][/center.] thing. :)

Great start, will be following
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11 yearsEdited

Chapter 2: A Good Start Is Always Key

Unfortunately I was unavailable for Pre-Season (I Had A "Virus" ;) ) So The Ass Man Took over

Brentford 1-1 Norwich City
Crawley 1-1 Norwich City
Kings Lynn 2-2 Norwich City
Lowestoft 0-4 Norwich City
Norwich City 2-2 Sevilla
Norwich City 1-0 Werder Bremen

So Here I Was Waiting to be met by either A. Boos or B. A Standing ovation by the eager Carrow Road crowd. It was the first day of the season against sunderland. The press where eager for my appearance as cameras dotted the touchline. It was time. I walked out of the tunnel to be met by a huge cheer as the Crowd started to sing the Famous Song...

Kick off, throw in, have a little scrimmage,
Keep it low, a splendid rush, bravo, win or die;
On the ball, City, never mind the danger,
Steady on, now's your chance,
City!, City!, City!

I sat down on the dugout as the referee blew his whistle.

MATCH REPORT- Norwich City 1-0 Sunderland
An Own Goal From Simon Mignolet Gave New Norwich Manager Alex Murray a home debut win. Sunderland had more chances and possession and only a fantastic John Ruddy Save Kept Steven Fletcher From Equalising. Martin O'Neill Will Be Disappointed with his team in a game they expected to win.

Norwich City Results August/September
Barclays Premier League

Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City
Ireland 38
Holt 53
Bent 70

Stevenage 1-1 Norwich City (Norwich Won After ET)
Beleck 41
Jackson Pen 47

Barclays Premier League.

Norwich City 2-0 West Ham
Bassong 12
Holt 77

QPR 0-3 Norwich City
Holt 10
Snodgrass 29
E.Bennett 90

Everton 1-0 Norwich City
Jelavic 7

Capital One Cup

Norwich City 2-1 Birmingham City
E.Bennett 35
Hoolahan 57
Zigic 70

Barclays Premier League

Norwich City 2-0 Swansea City
Hoolahan 4
Pilkington 14

August/September Report!

Overall I Could Not Have Asked for a better start. Minus The Villa Game we got results where we expected them. These Matches Helped Me Analyse who was cut out for the team and who was not. I Found that Luciano Becchio And Leon Barnett Where both not good enough for us and both where transfer listed.

Player of the month(s) goes to... Sebastien Bassong!

Sebastien was simply OUTSTANDING for us in these 2 months. Getting match ratings of above 8.00 on all. And that was also why he won Barclays Player Of the month for September.

Flop Of the Month(s) Goes to Leon Barnett!

Simply Awful. The Sole reason we lost against Villa was because of him. He gave away the ball both times that they scored. Hopefully going to get rid of him.
Just a suggestion, and up to you, but maybe use the competition banners once every post. With them being used once at a time, such as in the Capital One Cup, there can be a bit too much colour and a bit off-putting to read. Up to you, but you may want to take it into consideration.

Other than that, an excellent story start Canary, and some very nice results too. I hope you do go on to beat Bayern Munich soon, would love to see it. Love the banner too, nice job, especially if it was your first time making a banner.

Good luck, and keep it up!
It's great to see you taking comments into consideration. Will help a lot with your story. The story is going really well though!
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Chapter 3: Canaries Flying High

Looking at The Fixtures For October/November is not good reading for us. We had to play Manchester Utd, Arsenal And Chelsea. After a good start Could we keep it up?.

Norwich City Results October/November

Match Report Norwich City 1-3 Arsenal
A Tough game for norwich city for take as A Rob Snodgrass Free Kick Gave them the lead until the 76th minute when Jack Wilshire equalised for the gunners with a diving header. Before to late goals from Abou Diaby And Oliver Giroud gave Arsenal all the 3 points.

Manchester United 1-0 Norwich City
Young 17
Rooney Sent Off 75

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich City
Cisse 17
Gosling Sent Off 37
Jackson 41
Debuchy 47 pen
Jackson 52
Pilkington 83

Norwich City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers
Holt 41
Hoolahan 48
Holt 69

Barclays Premier League

The Next Game We Hosted The European Champions Chelsea At Carrow Road...!image/3296644406.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/3296644406.jpg

Match Report Norwich City 2-1 Chelsea
Norwich City Did The Shock of the Season so far As they beat Chelsea 2-1 At Carrow Road. Grant Holt Put The canaries in front in the 35th minute with a header. But Demba Ba Equalised for the blues in the 50th minute. But in added time Jonny Howson Scored the winner with a header to settle the match.

Norwich City 1-1 West Brom
Olsson 7
Jackson 87

Southampton 2-0 Norwich City
Lambert 37
Puncheon 40

Norwich City 1-0 Wigan
Bassong 40

Norwich City 4-1 Reading
Hoolahan 4
Kamara 47
Hoolahan Pen 54
Le Fondre 69
Turner 86

October/November Month(s) Report
Overall A Good Month with good wins over Chelsea And Reading. However The Arsenal, West Brom And Southampton Results were all dissapointing. However we can only go up from here.

Player of the month(s) is... Wes Hoolahan!

Wes Was amazing these 2 months. The press were rating him highly and praising me for being the reason why.

Flop Of the month(s) is... Michael Turner!
Michael had a very inconsistent month playing awful in some matches and amazing in some!

Chapter 4: Mid Season Blip

After An Amazing Two Months We Came to the festive period. We Where High Up The Table And Looking good for Staying up. However A Tough December was coming up. With 3 Top Clubs to come.

Norwich City Results: December

Stoke City 0-2 Norwich City
Holt 14
R.Bennett 56

Capital One Cup Quarter Final

Southampton 2-3 Norwich City
Hoolahan 3
Schiederlin 79
E.Bennett 81
Mackie 84
Johnson 96

So That Result Put us through to the semis to face... Arsenal.

Barclays Premier League

Norwich City 1-4 Liverpool
Assaidi 7
Suarez 26
Assaidi 64
Jackson 67
Johnson (Pen 84)

After That Result I was devastated but then...!image/2252294718.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/2252294718.jpg

Match Report Norwich City 2-2 Manchester City

Norwich City Came back from the heavy loss by Liverpool to upset Man City With A Late Equaliser. Chris Martin Put the Canaries in front in the first half with a calm finish round the keeper. However Yaya Toure Equalised for City in the 52nd Minute with Matja Nastasic Adding a second 18 minutes later. Then in the 83rd minute Ryan Bennett Scored an Equaliser for the canaries from a corner to leave fans Leaving carrow road with a smile on their faces.

We Wanted to continue the momentum gained from the City Result into the festive fixtures but a late training injury for John Ruddy Put him out until the new year and then just a day later 2nd Choice 'keeper Mark Bunn damaged his Achilles tendon and was out for quite some time. This lead to Lee Camp and Jed Steer Getting Some Game time.

Barclays Premier League.

Spurs 0-3 Norwich City
Parker 2
Bale 79
Bony 80

Fulham 1-1 Norwich City
Emanuelson 22
Holt 52

Sunderland 2-2 Norwich City
Bassong 35
Snodgrass 55
N'Diaye 61
Sessegnone 66

Month Report: December
December Has Been An Flop For Us If I Am Honest. With only two wins and two draws from games we should have easily won it has been a tough christmas for us all. Lets Start the new year on a high!

Player Of The Month Goes to... Jonny Howson!
Jonny Has been the best player out of the flops this month. He got a few goals and a few good games. Even though he was sent off...

Flop Of The Month Goes to... Lee Camp!!image/3680025907.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/3680025907.jpg
Well... He had the chance to show that I should renew his contract and also put him up to 2nd Keeper... And Failed. Absolutely awful Goalkeeper and will be trying to offload him as soon as possible!

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