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Norwich City celebrating winning the Championship last season.

Norwich City

Norwich City

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Norwich City are back in the Premier League after three seasons away. The Canaries were founder members of the Premier League back in 1992/93 and will be hoping to replicate what happened in that first-ever Premier League season. Norwich finished third which is still their best-ever finish in the top division of English football.

The Club

The Canaries

  • Stadium: Carrow Road  
  • Stadium Capacity: 27,244
  • Location: Norwich
  • Founded: 1902
  • Nickname: The Canaries
  • Manager: Daniel Farke
  • Kit: Yellow and green shirt with green shorts and yellow socks

Daniel Farke is the fourth German manager to manage in the Premier League. Do you know the other three?

Norwich City was founded in 1902 and play their home games at Carrow Road in Norwich, which is in the east of England. The capacity of Carrow Road is 27244, although its highest ever attendance was 43984, for an FA Cup match against Leicester City, in 1963. The current manager is the German, Daniel Farke, who has returned Norwich City to the Premier League in only his second season as manager of the club. Norwich have won two major trophies in their history, which was the League Cup in 1962 and 1985. Norwich qualified for European football for the only time in 1993-94 and famously became the first English team to beat Bayern Munich in Germany. 

The Nickname

Norwich City's nickname is the Canaries.

Norwich City’s nickname is ‘The Canaries’. There has been a picture of a canary on the club badge since 1922 and the team play in yellow shirts, green shorts and yellow socks.  In the past, breeding and keeping canaries as pets was very popular in and around the Norwich area and many canaries were imported to the city and fans began calling the team the 'Canaries'. 

Famous Fans

Norwich City's home ground: Carrow Road.

Norwich City play their home games at Carrow Road, which has a capacity of 27,244 and have played there since 1935. Two of the most famous Norwich fans are Delia Smith and Stephen Fry. Delia Smith is a director and majority shareholder at Norwich City. She is a famous TV chef and author in the UK and has sold over 21 million cookery books. Stephen Fry, also a director at the club, is a famous comedian and actor. He has over 10 million followers on Twitter.

The Rivals

Norwich’s strongest rivalry is with Ipswich, which is another town in East Anglia, an area of East England. The 'East Anglian Derby' between Norwich City and Ipswich Town was first played in 1902. It has been played 115 times, with Norwich winning 47 times and Ipswich 45. Last season's promotion was made even sweeter for many Norwich fans as Ipswich were relegated to the third tier of English football.

The 'East Anglian Derby' is often called the 'Old Farm' derby in reference to the 'Old Firm' derby between Celtic and Rangers in Scotland, and that agriculture is an important industry in the region.

The Song

'On the Ball City' is said to be the oldest football song in the world (the 1890s) and is still sung by Norwich City fans today. The first lines of the song are:

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,

Hurrah! We've scored a goal.

City!, City!, City!

Players

Three to Watch

Daniel Farke hasn't made many changes to the squad that won the Championship last season. Here are three players to watch out for in the Premier League this season:

Striker

Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki was the top scorer in the Championship last season.

Pukki took the Championship by storm last season. The Finnish international finished the season as top scorer in the Championship with 29 goals and was named the Championship's Player of the Season - not bad for his first season in England after arriving on a free transfer! Pukki has previously played in Finland (KTP & HJK), Spain (Sevilla), Germany (Schalke), Scotland (Celtic) and Denmark (Brondby) but he has never been as prolific as last season. The Canaries will be relying on Pukki to make the step up to Premier League this season. 

Fact

Teemu Pukki scored in six consecutive matches in January and February 2019.

Winger

Onel Hernandez

Onel Hernandez is the first ever Cuban to play Premier League football.

Hernandez will become the first Cuban to play Premier League football when he makes his Premier League debut for Norwich this season. Cuba will become the 114th nationality to play Premier League football when Hernandez plays this season and if he scores a goal Cuba will be the 98th nation to find the back of the net in the Premier League. The winger was a key figure in the team last season with 8 goals and 9 assists and fans will hope he can be as influential in the Premier League. Hernandez is on the verge of realising a dream by playing Premier League football and his other is to play for the Cuban national time which is not permitted for professional players at the moment. 

Quote

If I could play in the national team and in the Premier League it would be incredible. Cuba has a lot of history, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. To be a Cuban and play in the Premier League for Norwich would be such a privilege. Onel Hernandez.

New Signing

Patrick Roberts

Patrick Roberts is on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Roberts has arrived at Carrow Road from one of the biggest clubs in world football: Manchester City. Roberts, who is on a season-long loan at Norwich, can play on the wing or as a striker and made his Premier League debut for Fulham (2014) less than a month after his 17th birthday. A transfer to Manchester City soon followed and City have sent him out on loan to get experience for the past five seasons. He was a big success at Celtic winning the Scottish Championship three times but less of a success at Girona in La Liga where he failed to score.  

Fact

Each Premier League team is allowed to have a maximum of two 'loan' players in their squads.

Last Season

Champions

Norwich were Champions of the Championship last season.

Norwich City won the Championship last season (2018/19), which secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League after a three-year absence. Norwich were very attack-minded and scored 93 goals more than any other team in the division.

Prediction

2019/20: 19th

Norwich City should score goals next season. The manager sends out his players to play attacking football and with players like Teemu Pukki, Onel Hernandez, Emi Buendia and Patrick Roberts on the pitch they should have enough goals in the team. However, they may struggle in defence. Last season Norwich conceded 57 goals which was more than some of the teams finishing in mid-table. They have brought in a new goalkeeper (Ralf Fahrmann from Schalke) but that may not be enough. One thing is for sure - there should be a lot of goals if you watch Norwich this season.

Do you want to know more about Norwich?

Norwich is in the East of England in a region called East Anglia. Before the Industrial Revolution, the only city that was bigger than Norwich in England was London. Norwich is a popular city for a weekend break. Apart from visiting Carrow Road for a Premier League match, Norwich has plenty of museums, a lovely cathedral and is also good for shopping. Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature.

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RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
31/08/2019
BR
606
points

I agree with you, they will fight against relegation.

But the team is used to play together and if they get better defensive maybe they stay on Premier League.


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RafaelRC
31/08/2019 01:55
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
606

I agree with you, they will fight against relegation.

But the team is used to play together and if they get better defensive maybe they stay on Premier League.

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ldzingirai
31/08/2019
ZW
1587
points

Teemu Pukki is a play to watch. If he continues with his goal scoring record, he will be one of the top goal scorers of 2019/20 season.He is dreaming big.

Despite a bad start, I don't see The Canaries going down to second division at the end of this season. I think the team will finish somewhere below the mid-table at 12th place.

It is sad the city of Norwich failed to get its second largest city status after the Industrial Revolution.


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ldzingirai
31/08/2019 01:05
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1587

Teemu Pukki is a play to watch. If he continues with his goal scoring record, he will be one of the top goal scorers of 2019/20 season.He is dreaming big.

Despite a bad start, I don't see The Canaries going down to second division at the end of this season. I think the team will finish somewhere below the mid-table at 12th place.

It is sad the city of Norwich failed to get its second largest city status after the Industrial Revolution.

englishman
05/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

Already champions


englishman
05/08/2019 19:10
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

Already champions

englishman
04/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

I am very happy


englishman
04/08/2019 12:48
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

I am very happy

englishman
04/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

I think norwich will win again the first place


englishman
04/08/2019 12:22
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

I think norwich will win again the first place

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wsanta
31/07/2019
AR
3756
points

I love their nickname because my ancestors were Canaries too. No birds, people from the Canary Islands, hahaha


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wsanta
31/07/2019 18:46
Argentina
Liverpool
3756

I love their nickname because my ancestors were Canaries too. No birds, people from the Canary Islands, hahaha

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think they will be relegated to the Championship for the next season.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 03:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think they will be relegated to the Championship for the next season.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/01/2016
ME
3557
points

The game played between Nor and Liv 4-5 is only the 4th with that result in the PL history.


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aragorn1986
25/01/2016 16:46
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The game played between Nor and Liv 4-5 is only the 4th with that result in the PL history.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I like the atmosphere the canaries make on the Carrow Road. Absolutely amazing! Proud of East Anglia.


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aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:56
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I like the atmosphere the canaries make on the Carrow Road. Absolutely amazing! Proud of East Anglia.

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

A friend of mine who is often coming to Ukraine from the UK on business trips happens to be a Norwich City fan. When he is forced to stay here on the matchday, he always invites me to watch his favourite team playing. And I am impressed how he is able to bring in the atmosphere of Carrow Road here. Amazing!


nikosonris
25/11/2015 09:25
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A friend of mine who is often coming to Ukraine from the UK on business trips happens to be a Norwich City fan. When he is forced to stay here on the matchday, he always invites me to watch his favourite team playing. And I am impressed how he is able to bring in the atmosphere of Carrow Road here. Amazing!

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Real fans at carrow Road's stadium


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:34
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Real fans at carrow Road's stadium

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It's always a pleasure to see Norwich city playing on the Carrow Road when all the fans are singing loud while wearing their green and yellow t-shirts. That's beautiful example of how everyone should support a football club.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 17:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It's always a pleasure to see Norwich city playing on the Carrow Road when all the fans are singing loud while wearing their green and yellow t-shirts. That's beautiful example of how everyone should support a football club.

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