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PART ONE: CITY'S CHAMPIONSHIP RIVALS

11 June 2014

Fact-files on each of the Canaries' opponents for 2014/15

AHEAD of the fixture release for the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season on June 18, we've profiled the 23 teams Norwich City will come up against over the next 12 months.Here's Part One...

Nickname: Blues
Manager: Lee Clark
2013/14: 21st
Head-to-head: W20, L20, D21
Last meeting: Birmingham City 1-1 Norwich City, March 21 2009 - Championship
Ground: St Andrew’s
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 163 miles (2 hours 53 minutes)

Nickname: Rovers
Manager: Gary Bowyer
2013/14: 8th
Head-to-head: W9, L19, D11
Last meeting: Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Norwich City, April 21 2012 – Premier League
Ground: Ewood Park
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 227 miles (4 hours 18 minutes)

Nickname: The Tangerines
Manager: Jose Riga
2013/14: 20th
Head-to-head: W12, L11, D6
Last meeting: Blackpool 2-0 Norwich City, March 7 2009 - Championship
Ground: Bloomfield Road
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 254 miles (4 hours 36 minutes)

BOLTON WANDERERS
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Nickname: The Trotters
Manager: Dougie Freedman
2013/14: 14th
Head-to-head: W17, L16, D13
Last meeting: Norwich City 2-0 Bolton Wanderers, February 4 2012 – Premier League
Ground: Macron Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 221 miles (4 hours 7 minutes)

Nickname: The Cherries
Manager: Eddie Howe
2013/14: 10th
Head-to-head: W21, L17, D14
Last meeting: Bournemouth 1-2 Norwich City, September 5 2000 – League Cup
Ground: Goldsands Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 219 miles (3 hours 48 minutes)

BRENTFORD
Nickname: The Bees
Manager: Mark Warburton
2013/14: 2nd (League One)
Head-to-head: W21, L20, D8
Last meeting: Norwich City 1-0 Brentford, January 23 2010 – League One
Ground: Griffin Park
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 126 miles (2 hours 28 minutes)

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Nickname: The Seagulls
Manager: Sami Hyypia
2013/14: 6th
Head-to-head: W31, L29, D23
Last meeting: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Norwich City, February 13 2010 – League One
Ground: American Express Community Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 176 miles (3 hours 4 minutes)

Nickname: The Bluebirds
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
2013/14: 20th (Premier League)
Head-to-head: W26, L14, D9
Last meeting: Cardiff City 2-1 Norwich City, February 1 2014 – Premier League
Ground: Cardiff City Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 265 miles (4 hours 34 minutes)

Nickname: Addicks
Manager: Bob Peeters
2013/14: 18th
Head-to-head: W26, L33, D19
Last meeting: Charlton Athletic 0-1 Norwich City, April 17 2010 – League One
Ground: The Valley
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 116 miles (2 hours 9 minutes)

Nickname: The Rams
Manager: Steve McClaren
2013/14: 3rd
Head-to-head: W27, L18, D15
Last meeting: Norwich City 3-2 Derby County, April 25 2011 - Championship
Ground: iPro Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 172 miles (2 hours 59 minutes)

Nickname: The Cottagers
Manager: Felix Magath
2013/14: 19th (Premier League)
Head-to-head: W11, L21, D12
Last meeting: Fulham 1-0 Norwich City, April 12 2014 – Premier League
Ground: Craven Cottage
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 125 miles (2 hours 33 minutes)

Nickname: The Terriers
Manager: Mark Robins
2013/14: 17th
Head-to-head: W12, L11, D16
Last meeting: Huddersfield Town 1-3 Norwich City, March 13 2010 – League One
Ground: John Smith’s Stadium
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 186 miles (3 hours 38 minutes)

FOR PART TWO, CLICK HERE

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