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Taking a look at... Norwich City

Next in our previews ahead of the new campaign is Daniel Farke's Canaries

24 July 2018

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We take a glance at how Norwich City are shaping up ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2017-18?

Inconsistency was the issue in Daniel Farke's first season in charge of the club, as shown by the final position of 14th with 15 wins, 15 draws and 16 defeats. James Maddison was the star of their season, impressing so much he earned a move to Premier League side Leicester City. Farke will be hoping for a better campaign this time around as he really gets to grips with the English game.

A BIT ABOUT THE BOSS

A German boss, Daniel Farke was appointed City manager in the summer of 2017 to mark the 41-year-old's first move into the English game and away from his homeland. He was previously in charge of Borussia Dortmund II between 2015 and 2017, before making the switch to Norfolk. Prior to that, Farke earned his first taste in management with SV Lippstadt, joining in his early 30s and spending six years at the helm. As a player, Farke, a forward by trade, spent his days in the lower leagues of German football, most notably with Lippstadt, where he enjoyed three separate spells.

WHAT'S THE GROUND LIKE?

Opened in 1935, Carrow Road has seen Premier League football come and go over the years and can hold just over 27,000 supporters. Rovers fans will be housed in a part of the South Stand of the stadium, which can accomodate up to 2,500 away fans.

THE LAST TIME WE LOCKED HORNS

The game at Carrow Road finished 2-2 back in March 2017, with Cameron Jerome bagging a brace for the hosts and Lucas Joao grabbing two goals for Rovers.

WHO'S PLAYED FOR BOTH?

Ex-Rover Jordan Rhodes is currently on loan at Carrow Road, whilst Martin Olsson spent four years in Norfolk after joining the club from Rovers. Current Rover Elliott Bennett joined the club from Norwich, where he earned promotion to the Premier League during his five years in yellow. Others to have played for both include David Bentley, Dickson Etuhu, Simeon Jackson, Mark Bunn and current City player Grant Hanley.

FAMOUS FANS

Club Director Delia Smith is probably Norwich's most famous supporter. A regular at City games, Delia is a celebrity chef. Comedian Stephen Fry is a Canary and so is Norwich-born ex-politician Ed Balls. BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey is another to support the Norfolk outfit. 


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