Wagner's coy injury update on striking duo

14 May 2024 08:18 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Tuesday 14th May, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Wagner's coy injury update on striking duo

Norwich City head coach David Wagner has kept his cards close to his chest when asked about the fitness levels of Ashley Barnes and Josh Sargent. Sargent, a USA International with 23 caps was signed by Daniel Farke during his four year tenure at Carrow Road, and knows the player well. He is the Canaries top scorer this season with 16 goals and 2 assists, even though he has less than 2000 minutes of game time under his belt, due to recurring injuries.

He limped off during the closing stages of Sundays first leg, though Wagner does not see his injury as anything too serious, and as of yesterday has not even checked on the his player or spoken to the medical department.

I haven’t spoken with him or the medical department [regarding Sargent]. Obviously he was not able to carry on. He has problems with his ankle but he is tough. I don’t think this will be a big issue.

Veteran forward Barnes, 34, missed Sunday's game with a calf injury. The former Brighton and Burnley player joined Norwich last Summer and has more than played his part, netting 7 times, and providing five assists.

I don’t think there is a big chance, but we know Barnesy is Barnesy and I know that our medical department works 24/7, so I won’t rule him out, but the chance is not huge.

Norwich fans set off fireworks at Leeds hotel

Norwich City fans set off fireworks at the hotel where the Leeds players were staying on the eve of the play off semi-final. Fireworks were set off at 1am and 4am around Sprowston Hall, a luxury Manor Hotel and Country Club on the outskirts of Sprowston, in a deliberate act to try and interrupt the sleep of the Leeds players ahead of their most important match of the season. According to Elland Road journalist Phil Hay, the players were only vaguely disturbed by the noise. The culprits who have not been caught posted videos of their antics on social media which have been doing the rounds.

Is the Gnonto chant acceptable

The Elland Road faithful were yet again in fine voice at Carrow Road on Sunday lunchtime, making themselves heard over a predominantly packed Norwich Stadium. They spend thousands of pounds each season following the Whites wherever they go, shuffling both their home lives and work in the process. Whilst their unreserved support must be applauded, there's a more sinister side to our fanbase that has plagued our club for generations.

Gone are the days of the 80's where thuggish, racist behaviour was acceptable, but there still seems to be a large contingent of Leeds fans intent on lowering the tone. Is this acceptable at football grounds in 2024? The Wilfred Gnonto chant was once again in full voice on Sunday 'He eats Spaghetti, he drinks Moretti, his c*ks f**king massive!' Is this acceptable? If you were taking your young son / daughter to a game for the first time, would you want them to hear this?

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GreennWhite wrote on 14 May 2024 06:23 pm

Regarding the chant, its embarrassing to say the least. Unfortunately every club in the country has a set of moronic fans who get a kick out of songs like that. Trying to stop them usually ends up in a fight as thats how those guys deal with people that dont go along with their childish behaviour.
About the only thing that might work is the rest of the fans starting another song to drown them out, and given time they might just give up with the song.

mentalcase wrote on 14 May 2024 05:42 pm

Clitheroe White wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 4:35 pm Why no response to the Gnonto chant question.

Acceptable. No.
Would I want my kids hearing that/ joining in ? No.
Can’t we just change the last line?

His rants are @@@@ Italian
TBF I don't like like the chant, I think it's embarrassing and kin childish, but how do you get thousands of brain dead morons to stop.
Who thought that silly chant up,.
Maybe the rest of the crowd should just boo when it's sang.

Clitheroe White wrote on 14 May 2024 04:35 pm

Why no response to the Gnonto chant question.

Acceptable. No.
Would I want my kids hearing that/ joining in ? No.
Can’t we just change the last line?

His rants are @@@@ Italian

Ellandback1 wrote on 14 May 2024 02:41 pm

Sean_Nile wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:40 am How did they knnow where the leeds team were staying?

Fireworks shows a certain lack of imagination. If Leeds were to respond in kind, what would be an appropriate response?
Run up a bloody big bar tab, and charge it to Norwich City!!!

Leeds1000 wrote on 14 May 2024 01:40 pm

Sean_Nile wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:03 am What no horses heads in the bed?

No bed bugs or snakes?

No recording of early morning dawn chorus featuring a murder of crows?

No laxitives in the nightcap?

No lights going on and off inexplicably?

A hack into their mobile phone featuring a 30 minute rant by Delia?
What no suspicious packages found throughout the night. (a collection of shoe boxes with ticking clocks)

Laxitives get my vote. That would also drain them off crucial nutrients.