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A selection of the latest NCFC news and blog posts.
Security information for East Anglian derby at Carrow Road The enhanced security presence is the result of the club consulting with police and the council, and there are restrictions on bag sizes and what can be taken into the ground. There will also be an increased level of checks and searches prior to entering the stadium.
Norwich Star James Maddison Expected To Be The Difference Maker Against Ipswich In East-Anglian Derby Norwich v Ipswich, Sunday 19th February, 12.00pm, Sky Sports Football. Norwich City and Ipswich Town meet at midday on Sunday lunchtime to contest the 112th East Anglian Derby. Both sides lie in mid-table, level on 44 points apiece with slight ambitions of creeping into the play-offs, which currently lie eight points out of reach.
Norwich City manager delivers confident message ahead of crucial Championship showdown Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has revealed he is confident heading into tomorrow's local derby with Ipswich Town, in an interview for BT Sport. The German manager brought in three new signings before the January deadline, but the Canaries gaffer has revealed all three are ready and he willing to chuck them into the action if need be.
Norwich City vs Ipswich Town Preview: Canaries looking for East Anglian derby double Ipswich Town will make the short trip north to face Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, with the two East Anglian rivals trying to stay in touching distance of the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.
Canaries to host Birmingham in FA Youth Cup quarter-finals Last-eight ties need to be played by Saturday, March 3 and both teams know that a two-legged semi-final against Fulham or Chelsea awaits, with the first leg at home.
Skuse up for the task as McCarthy ponders how to keep Maddison quiet at Carrow Road "I'll be trying to stop him putting a footprint on the game." When asked about his plans for Maddison this weekend, McCarthy admitted he was pleased with the way his players handled him at Portman Road in October but accepted the midfielder's moment of quality was ultimately too much.
I’d like to see a few more on my budget and see how well they do’ - Mick McCarthy casts envious glances at Norwich City’s Premier League riches "I'd like to see a few more on my budget and see how well they do, to be honest. That would be quite interesting." The PinkUn, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE. Email: Peter Raven.
I’m surprised they aren’t above us’ – McCarthy interested to see how Norwich do on a budget "I've been asked if I'm surprised they're not above us," said McCarthy. "I guess, with the money they had coming down from the Premier League and the players they've spent it on, then yes I am. They've had a few more quid than we've had to spend, let's put it that way.
Lay off Mick McCarthy - Ipswich Town boss finds and unlikely ally in derby rival Daniel Farke "All I can say is even in Ipswich it is not like they have the opportunities of other clubs in this division, like Wolves or Middlesbrough, who are able to spend millions of pounds. Out of these opportunities he has done a really good job. "Of course if you have a bad result or two then people are not happy.
Ipswich Town do not want a derby win as badly as Daniel Farke If they had won the last derby - thankfully for me they didn't - I would still expect them to be highly motivated for this one. It was a brilliant feeling to win in Ipswich. Once you have had that you want more." MORE: Have your say on our Pinkun forum.
Norwich boss Farke praises ‘brilliant gentleman’ McCarthy while Klose insists Town ‘hit and hurt you’ in derby He is a brilliant person and a brilliant character. He was unbelievably friendly and kind. He was a gentleman and I enjoyed having a chat with him. "All I can say is even in Ipswich it is not like they have the opportunities of other clubs in this division, like Wolves or Middlesbrough, who are able to spend millions of pounds.
Norwich City v Ipswich Town Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Championship game between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.
McCarthy desperate to end Town’s run of East Anglian derby misery The two clubs are locked on 44 points in the middle of the second-tier table, Town one place higher in 12th courtesy of a superior goal difference. "I'd love to win it for the fans," said McCarthy. "They've been long-suffering against Norwich and it would be great for them to see us get a win.
OTBC: Ipswich special City centre-back Grant Hanley is the star interview in a special East Anglian derby programme. Hanley, who has been a mainstay in City's successful back three since the turn of the year, talks all things Ipswich and much more.
I’d love to win it for the fans’ – McCarthy wants to end nine years of East Anglian derby hurt "I'd love to win it for the fans," said McCarthy. "They've been long-suffering against Norwich and it would be great for them to see us get a win. "It's an exciting weekend. You get that butterfly in your stomach and that nervous energy. "I want to win this game.
87.5% pass success rate, 2.5 tackles a game: Norwich are bound to miss this man v Ipswich Norwich City have still got a chance of getting into the play-offs this season but they need to be close to perfect for the rest of the campaign.
They go after you, they hit you, they hurt you’ - Timm Klose braced for Ipswich Town duel They go after you, they hit you, they hurt you. "My first derby against Murphy was a completely new experience for me. I didn't know that football before. It is their plan to do it that way on the pitch. We have to go out and deal with it.
Norwich's German maestro v Ipswich's old-school man: Who would you rather have at your club? Bitter rivals Norwich City and Ipswich Town couldn't be more closely matched as they go into Sunday's East Anglian derby. Ipswich are above their local rivals on goal difference and we have run the rule over their managers by numbers to see who has had the better season.
McGoldrick returns for Blues while Norwich deal with injuries to key men ahead of derby clash The Blues only other worry is back-up goalkeeper Michael Crowe, who was sent home this week due to illness in a bid to ensure it did not spread to the rest of the squad. "He's trained this week so he'll be involved in the next three games," McCarthy said of McGoldrick.
Norwich v Ipswich preview: East Anglian derby live on Sky Sports Football Norwich will check on defender Timm Klose and midfielder Moritz Leitner, who have minor calf problems, ahead of Sunday's East Anglia derby against Ipswich. Harrison Reed is also being monitored, while captain Ivo Pinto could be in contention to start after recovering from a knee problem picked up when getting out of his car.
Team News: City v Ipswich Daniel Farke will make late fitness calls on four of his players ahead of the East Anglian derby on Sunday. Timm Klose and Moritz Leitner have missed a couple of days training this week, while Ivo Pinto isn't yet back at 100% fitness and Harrison Reed has felt some tightness in his back.
Lowestoft & Yarmouth accept early relegation as ‘only sensible option’ in attempt to stabilise club "Having given careful consideration to the proposals presented to me and with consideration to the committee's discussions on Monday evening I have made the decision to voluntarily withdraw the first XV from the league and accept relegation to Eastern Counties One without penalty next season.
In Focus: Ipswich Town Norwich City will look the extend their unbeaten run in the East Anglian derby to ten matches when Ipswich Town visit Carrow Road on Sunday. Both sides are locked at 44 points each in the Sky Bet Championship table with Town above City on goal difference.
4.4m-rated man in: Farke must field this Norwich XI against Ipswich on Sunday Bitter rivals Norwich City and Ipswich Town go into this Sunday's East Anglia derby separated only by goal difference in the Championship table. Mick McCarthy's Tractor Boys are in 12th, one place above the Canaries with both sides tied on 44 points, eight away from the play-off places.
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