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Jacob Butterfield, City Lead the Chase

It looks very likely that Chris Hughton will soon be making another announcement as his second signing of the summer looks to be drawing closer.   According to sources in Barnsley, City are in pole position to sign very highly sought after  midfielder Jacob Butterfield. Butterfield, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since New [...]

Re: Our Earlier Post

Ref to earlier Post.. Lambert Bid for Howson. Nothing has surfaced or been found in the past couple of hours, so we are treating it as  Bull **** ,   as we said earlier we don't want to mislead anyone. I reckon just about every player will be linked with Lambert, but the source of this was adamant and still is to some aspec [...]

Steven Whittaker signs

City sign 28-year-old Scottish international defender Steven Whittaker on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance being received. The free agent, who previously played for Scottish giants Rangers, is set to become Chris Hughton's first signing as Norwich City Manager since taking the reins on June 7, 2012. Whittaker has 15 ca [...]

Transfer News shortly

The Club just announced on their Twitter site that Transfer News will be announced in 30 minutes, that was about 10 minutes ago. We expect it to be the news abot Chris Houghton first signing.  more to follow

There are Rumours and then there are Rumours !

I am in two minds as whether to post this or not, we in no way want to start false rumours or post anything misleading; so please take this as exactly what we intend.   Simply a rumour mill effort that could turn out to be the usual Cow field spread. We are waiting for some form of concrete evidence for the rumour we have picked up fr [...]

England Coach Seeks To Join Hughton

Birmingham's England goalkeeping coach Dave Watson has asked permission to speak to Norwich concerning joining up with former boss Hughton. It surprised many that he never came across with Chris Hughton when he initally signed with Norwich, this can only be good news for City's keepers. Meanwhile Korey Smith signed a 12 month contract [...]

Danish Striker Interesting City

City along with Fulham, West Brom  are all reportedly tracking Danish starlet Nicklas Helenius. The AAB Aalborg striker, 21, has emerged as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Scandianvia and was one of the top-scorers in Denmark last season with 14-goals for AAB.  

Leon working out the Best offer

According to sources in Lancashire,  Newcastle striker Leon Best is weighing up the offers he has on the table, which are said to be from City,  Blackburn and Southampton. The Toon striker is believed to have been offered a lucrative deal by Rovers, but it is yet be seen whether he will be prepared to drop out of the Premier League.&n [...]

Chris Martin

While we all get bored with waiting for the Grant Holt soap opera to reach it's final episode, there is another of City's strikers that has a huge question mark over his head, he has been virtually over looked since his loan spell at Crystal Palace.  Chris martin who showed so much promise in his very early days that Sir Alex was s [...]

West Ham Said To be Upping Another Holt Bid

By all accounts and according to Goal.com,  West Ham are apparently preparing another bid for Grant Holt, having had three previous offers, worth £3m, £4m and £5.5m, rejected. They claim that  this fourth bid is worth around £6 million, made up of  £4 million up front and the remainder made up of tar [...]

Lee Clark Gets Birminham Hot Seat

Our congratulations go to former City Ass Manager Lee Clark who has been appointed manager at Birmingham after impressing in two rounds of interviews as acting chairman Peter Pannu sought a successor to Chris Hughton, who departed St Andrew's for City almost three weeks ago. Clark is understood to have been recommended to Birmingham by outg [...]

Ruddy Good deal

Congratulations to John Ruddy on signing a new contract for 4 years with another years option, possibly keeping him at the club until 2017. The player said about the new deal: “I’m delighted. I have never wanted to leave Norwich since I’ve been here. I’ve had a great two years so far, and I can’t wait to be a par [...]

Leon Best.. Rumour

The Daily Mail brings us yet another little rumour and one I am not sure I really like,   They have us and Southampton being interested in Newcastle strike Leon Best.   Relegated Blackburn are reported to have made a very lucrative offer to drop down to the championship with them. Hughton knows what Best is capable of,  [...]

Butland,Burke, Davies & Yobo

The Daily Mail, today has Chris Hughton looking to go back to raid his old club for Curtis Davies, Jack Butland and winger Chris Burke. They also reveal that  Hughton has also asked about Everton’s Fenerbahce-bound Joseph Yobo . I can't see Birmingham selling all three, due back from holiday this week, I would imagine his first [...]

Hughton Contacts Holt

Accoring to Sky Sports, Chris Hughton has made contact with Grant Holt, seemingly while on holiday in the States  but is still to meet personally. Hughton is supposed to have commented: "I have spoken to Grant but not met him yet,"   "But when I get back I will meet with him and make it clear that I want him to s [...]

Holty Hits Back at Setanta....

Grant Holt has hit back at Setanta Sports over a story they carried saying that he was unhappy over team mate Andrew Surman's new contract.  In fact posted on Twitter just the opposite to Setanta's claims. Holt tweeted "Well done to Surs on his new deal,” . “Well deserved, done great the last two years for Norw [...]

Ruddy..No Desire to Leave City

City keeper John Ruddy responded to the rumours started by the national press about him linking up with Lambert again  at Villa.  Speaking on the Social Network site Twitter, directly from his return from honeymoon; Ruddy posted: with regards to these rumours that everyone is tweeting me about I don’t know where they have come [...]

Response To Adam Drury Post

In response to our article on Adam Drury,  we received an e-mail from an ardant Leeds Utd supporter and webmaster,  commenting on our views of the way some Leeds fans are viewing their signing of Adam.   I didn't set out to offend at all.   We fully understand the frustrations of Leeds fans, it wasn't so lo [...]

Adam Drury.... The Right Way To Conduct Your Business

A  Look at  the actions of Adam Drury over a contract. Drury was offered a 1 year deal, he took his own council and sorted out a deal with another club that suited him for the remaining playing years he has left. He shortly was to be out of contract so could have easily put himself in the shop window by drawing attention to the fact [...]

Other Keepers Hughton Knows Well

I do struggle a little to take on board the latest rumours regarding keepers,    yes Lambert may well want Ruddy, but would Hughton put all his eggs in the basket to get a 19 year old ?   When an ex international and good keeper  also sits at Birmingham  Ben Foster, plus Hughton knows a certain keeper at Newcastle& [...]

Ruddy Well Clear Off

I don't know about anyone else but I am getting more than cheesed off with all this stuff about Lambert wanting to come back after  this player and that player, first it was Holt and  now according to the Maill he wants to lure John Ruddy to Villa Park . I know there is nothing anyone can do about these stories, but don't they [...]

Surman Sign's New Deal.

City midfielder Andrew Surman has extended his stay in Norfolk for another 3 years by signing a new contract, signed from Wolves at the beginning of the 2009-10 Championship season, following  promotion from League One.   Speaking on the club’s official website, Surman said: "It feels great. It's an honour for me to s [...]

West Ham to Increase Bid

According to the The Daily Mail West Ham are to increase their bid for Grant Holt to £5.5 mill.  whether this is the Mail's usual reporting or they have it right remains to be seen.   Should City accept the bid, we wish Holt all the best as he will need joining a squad with an abundence of strikers which include Carlton [...]

Matt Mills Linked

With City's long serving defender leaving another is linked, Leicester City's defender Matt Mills. The Daily Mail claims that City boss Chris Hughton is interested in the centre-half. It is also believed that newly relegated Bolton Wanderers and Scottish champions Celtic are also looking to land the defender.

Thanks Adam... Best Wishes at Leeds

Well knock me down with a feather, the last player I was expecting to leave was Adam Drury, after 11 years of great service and nearing the end of his playing days; I expected him to be here until his boots were hung up.  A model pro.  What can you say, given a two year deal with Leeds Utd who can begrudge him a fresh start and a long [...]

Happy Birthday Delia

The 1st lady of Norwich City F C was 71 today.                        All of the members and staff  at carrowroad.net send our best wishes

Happy Father's Day

We wish every Father a very Happy and Relaxing Day..   All the best from the staff at carrowroad.net

I Support Norwich City & Chris Hughton NOW !

I don't know about anyone else, but I am sick to the back teeth of reading what Paul Lambert is going to do next, either come back after our players or continue chasing the targets he wanted while here.  I expect it from the national media, they always write anything that could sound remotely feasible. but when the local media keep harpi [...]

The merry Go Round Starts Again

I do wonder if Paul Lambert may be slightly regretting his impatience this morning, given the surprise turn of events in North London ?    After a brief spell of spinning the Managerial Merry Go Round has started again, with Harry Redknapp's departure from Spurs. Now whether Lambert would have been considered for the White Ha [...]

Aaron Wilbraham Attracting Interest from Palace

According to a South London paper  ex City striker Aaron Wilbraham is attracting the interest of Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman.  We hope it comes off for Wilbraham, he will be a good signing for a championship club, has bags of experience and always puts in a good shift,  we had a lot of time for him when at City;  [...]

Record Budget

With nothing much better to do with my time, except sit and nurse my wife after some surgery and of course reading whatever I can get my eyes on about our club. I came across Alan Bowkett's interview in the EEN,  after reading it a couple of times a little question started to rise in my mind, it's  not a vital big, huge thing [...]

Mariappa Is He in City's Sights

According to a couple of rumour reports that City are watching very closely Adrian Mariappa, Watford's 25 year old denfender.  Being in the last year of his contract, Watford could be forced into selling before the player can walk away for  free. Reading are the latest club to show a bit more interest having a recent bid of £ [...]

Naughton A Wanted Man ?

According to The Mail, our new manager is concerned already and while on holiday that he will lose out on a player, to his predecessor that probably even isn't on his own wanted list.  The Mail says Chris Hughton is concerned that his predecessor as Norwich boss, Paul Lambert, will win the race to sign Kyle Naughton, Norwich have c [...]

Greek Striker -- Danish Midfielder and Holt

Things are relativity quiet, we know Chris Hughton is locked away somewhere armed dvd's of City games and possibily with dossiers on the players. The really only piece of News I have seen is that  West Ham are thought to be coming back with an improved offer for Holt.  Plus now Everton boss David Moyes is said to be interested in [...]

Danny Simpson..Could Be On Radar

Rumours circulating around Newcastle tipping that Chris Hughton could well make a move for full back Danny Simpson, a player he took to the club during his spell in charge. Simpson in the last year of his contract is stalling on signing a new deal, as it appears as common knowledge that Manager Alan Pardew wants to sign a new full back, &n [...]

From Villa Park to Kiev

The second most important event on the football-loving European's calendar, the European Championships, is upon us. I state this without the slightest intention of being remotely sarcastic.   For all our misgivings about them, they might have come just at the right time for Norwich City Football Club and it's fans. The last [...]

Celtic, Ajax and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Friendlies list

Added now to previously released details City have now confirmed the following pre season friendly games. Chris Hughton squad will travel to Austria for a traiing camp and will take in a tough looking game against  Hertha Berlin. Such was the success of Celtic's visit for Adam Drury's testimonial game a return visit has been arrang [...]

A Blues View of their Year With Chris Hughton

We asked, Birmingham Fan and webmaster Chris.T..if he would write a piece on Chris Hughton and his impact on The Blues last season.  We would like to thank him for be willing to undertake this, especially so soon after losing their manager to us.  I am not sure I could have written anything about Lambert a couple of days after he left, [...]

Russell Martin New Contract.. Brilliant News

I do wonder if a little news has been held back a couple of days,  as soon as new manager is in place we get two excellent pieces of News. 1 st   Ajax are to visit. Now Russell Martin has signed another contract,  brilliant news the guy has been outstanding, and appears to be very level headed over the last couple of weeks [...]

City Go Dutch

Dutch giants Ajax have confirmed they will play a pre-season friendly against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Tuesday, July 31 (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Club..Holt and the Agent

Both Chairman Alan Bowkett and CEO David McNally have publicially encouraged Grant Holt to stay and fight along side new manager.  Chris Hughton himself said in his first interview for the club regarding Grant Holt. (Holt) "a quaility player, no manager who wouldn't want to keep him here."   he is very mindful of hi [...]

It's Hughton .. As Expected

As we all expected it is Chris Hughton is the new City manager, confirmed short while ago,  coming with Hughton will be Colin Calderwood, Paul Trollope and returning to the club, Ewan Chester the chief scout. Congratulations must go to the City Board and CEO David McNally for acting quickly and appointing  what we are sure will be a v [...]

What The Nationals Say

With no concrete news of how talks are progressing as expected  The Guardian is about the only national saying anything remotely different than to yesterday.  The rest continue to keep going on about our ex manager and his unveiling, which is rivetingly interesting for City supporters I am sure. The Guardian says: The Birmingham City mana [...]

City & Swansea Paid the Price of Success

Now the dust is starting to settle a little, City can see the way forward a tad clearer now, not quite the same for Swansea just yet. Our two clubs have many other things in common, similar size, similar finances etc But one thing we have shared is,  at the end of the day, City and Swansea paid the price of a successful season. Yes but I s [...]

Official Birmingham Statement On Hughton

Birmingham City have issued the following statement on their web site. Birmingham City FC can confirm that Norwich City FC have made an approach for Chris Hughton with regards to their vacant managerial position. Hughton expressed a wish to speak to the Canaries and permission was reluctantly granted. Acting chairman Peter Pannu said: "Chris i [...]

Hughton Said to be in Talks.....Excellent

According to reports from just about everywhere City have been given permission to enter into talks with Birmingham manager Chris Hughton, The Daily Mail, although not one of the most reliable sources proclaim that a compensation package has been agreed.  While Midlands media source Express and Star, simply say permission has been given for ta [...]

Another 48 Hours...Is it Hughton

It is looking like City are getting closer to getting their man to fill the hot seat, deputy chairman Michael Foulger hinted very strongly on Tuesday that the search may well be close to being over.  While speaking to crowds at Great Yarmouth races Foulger told the crowd that an announcement on the management situation was expected “with [...]

Holt's Agent - The Club Need To Answer.

I know things are probably a little hetic at the club right, with David McNally being perhaps the busiest of the lot, but I would really like to see his response  to Grant Holt's agent latest Radio Show. All we keep hearing is that Grant Holt is not for Sale, to be honest that is what I would expect to hear, without this falling out. Somet [...]

Europe Wide Hunt For Next Manager

It very much like City won't be looking towards Wales for thier next manager,  by what David McNally said in an exclusive interview any new City manager must have top-level’ managerial experience, either in the Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga or the Bundesliga in Germany. That would rule many people's [...]

Is Culverhouse Being Ditched By Lambert..Updated

A little bit of a shock could be in store for those of us expecting Ian Culverhouse to follow Paul Lambert to Villa,  as he has done since Wycombe days. But a report on Scottish web site says that Celtic first team coach Alan Thompson has left the club with his probable destination being Villa Park,  the club he spent two years before mov [...]

Wise Move

I would dearly like read that Norwich had had something very similar to the following written into any agreements with Aston Villa,  I think Swansea have made a wise move in securing this.   Whether it will work in practice is another matter. We have over the years seen managers leave a club only to go back and raid the players, Lamb [...]

Thanks, Good bye.. Move On

It looks odd on the Paul Lambert will soon be crowned Villa manager, some sources predict that it could be as early as today.  We don't need reminding of the his work and guidence in getting City from the doldrums of league one to the dizzy heights of 12th in the Premiership, we City fans lived and shared that dream every step of the way.& [...]