Match Day Thread Norwich City vs Middlesbrough, 12:30, Sat Jan 30th

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Who gets the points for the best anagram?

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  1. Cromercanary

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    Our next opponents in what matters most this season are Middlesbrough, who currently sit 3 points and one place outside the play-off spots. This fixture gives us a chance to exchange pleasantries with Jonny Howson and Patrick Roberts, who I suggest is nailed on to score <yikes>
    The ubiquitous Colin is the manager, who according to wiki, has won 9, lost 9 and drawn 6 of his 21 games in charge(??) :emoticon-0112-wonde
    Over the years, honours pretty much even, with us winning 22, losing 21 and drawing 13.
    (But we beat them at Wembley, so that counts double, Warnock!! :emoticon-0172-mooni )
    In fact since the play-off final, we've met them 5 times and emerged as 1 - 0 winners on each occasion <ok>
    Team news to follow, but we do know that Jordan Hugill won't feature, after limping off yesterday.
    Farke said “We expect him to be out for a while. It looks like a hamstring injury"
    Fingers crossed Pukki / Idah make swift recoveries - or will it be an unexpected debut for Soto? :emoticon-0112-wonde
    Tune in for updates as they happen.

    To end, a tribute to a damned fine servant - repeat performance NOT required this Saturday, thank you very much.

     
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  2. Canary Rob

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    Does Soto have to self-isolate?

    Also interested to see if Giannoulis is in contention.
     
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    It was said that Chris Martin was sure to score CC. Didn't happen, and neither will this pair score.
     
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  4. DHCanary

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    4 days ago, Pinkun were saying the work permit wasn't finalised, and he wasn't in training. Sounds like he'd struggle to be ready.
     
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    Any further news of Hugill’s injury?
     
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  6. Hairy Mary Quite Canary

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    So assuming Pukki, Idah and Hugill are out for this game... Safe bet might be starting Placheta up top but i'd love to see Soto get a run out too. Is Stieperman out still?
     
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    Just listened to Michael Bailey's podcast, recorded last night. It sounds like there is still paperwork required before Soto and Giannoulis can play for the first team.
     
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    Sorry have I missed something: are Hugill. Pukki and Idah all out of contention for the Middlesborough game? Cant find any news about these players and their injuries.
     
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    "This evening [Tuesday] a club statement confirmed: "Norwich City can confirm that the application for Dimitris Giannoulis’ work permit has been successful."
    "The Greek left-back is now officially eligible to train with his new team-mates and feature for City in competitive match action, starting with the weekend’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Middlesbrough at Carrow Road."
     
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  10. DHCanary

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    Ok so presumably that news wasn't out at the time of recording. That press release was about 5pm, they couldn't even take a photo of him holding a shirt before the work permit was given.

    Nevertheless, it gives Giannoulis only a few days of training and meeting his teammates, before the game this weekend. I could see Sorensen keeping the spot another week.
     
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    No issues with that, he was immense vs Bristol City <ok>
     
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    I thought I’d heard that both Pukki and Idah were in contention for this weekends game but neither would be fit enough for a full 90mins?
     
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    So theoretically Pukki could do the first 60mins and bring Idah on for the last 30
     
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    Would love to see What Soto could do.

    I can’t see Farke starting Gianoulis, he likes players to bed in a bit so if Sorensen is fit I imagine he will retain his role at left back this weekend.
     
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    Middlesborough beaten 0 - 3 at home tonight by Rotherham. Mr Warnock will not be a happy bunny:emoticon-0138-think
     
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    Does anybody know if Hugill is out long or short term?
     
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    Not seen it confirmed yet, imagine we'll hear during Farke's pre-game press conference. I think it's likely 2-6 weeks, based on the initial reports. But they needed a scan.

    Looking through the picture gallery from first team training today, there was no sign of Hugill, but Idah, Pukki and Giannoulis were involved, as were recent absentees Quintilla and Zimmerman.

    I didn't notice anyone other than Hugill, McLean and McGovern missing. Although I don't know every face!
     
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  18. Hairy Mary Quite Canary

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    Both Pukki and Idah looking like they are ready for a run out by the looks of the training session <ok>

     
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    City have played M'Boro 5 times since Howson moved there, and we have won all of them, and all by 1 - 0 scoreline. What are the odds for that tomorrow?
     
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    Don't know but I'd take it!
     
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