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CMS Bid Rejected

City's bid of £3million for Brighton Striker Craig Mackall-Smith has been rejected by the South Coast club, according to national media reports. To be honest I don't think he is worth anymore, he is untried at this level, while he struggled last season to get amongst the goals. There must be someone better out there instead of buy [...]

Martin & Snodgrass Make the Scottish Squad

To complete the set of City players being called up for International duty, Russell Martin and Robert Snodgrass are in the Scottish squad for their world cup games. Congratulations go to both players.   

Mackall Smith Bid...So Say Sky

Good old,  Sky Sports   they  understand  that City have tabled a bid for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith. Now I don't believe a word of this for one second.  the article goes on to say: It is thought Norwich tried to capture the frontman while he was with the Posh but missed out to the south coast side. Wh [...]

Curbishly, Gets City Fans back's Up

With less than a day and half to go before the windows slams shut,  clubs are clamouring to get their players in and out.   A big kerfuffle was flashing over the internet in this corner of the Country, when Alan Curbishley was supposed to have implied  on Sky Sports, that Chris Hughton would have to go with what he has got, as [...]

Ruddy another call up

John Ruddy gets another England call up for the next two world cup quailifers, against Moldova and Ukraine. well done again Ruddy.....

Bunn Signs

Chris Hughton's chase is over today with the capture of Mark Bunn from Blackburn on a two year deal with the option of another year for the usual undisclosed fee. Bunn's signing  will bring further competition to England ‘keeper John Ruddy,  who has almost had a free run for the number One shirt.   Bunn is no [...]

Morison Called Up

Steve Morison has as expected been called up to the Welsh squad for their world Cup quailifer against Belgium that's if the injury that forced him off in last night's Capitol One cup game,  is serious. We wait to see whether the blind Italian will overlook Pilkington and Hoolahan after their pull outs of the friendly's the othe [...]

Good Luck Tom

Best of Luck goes to Tom Adeyemi who has joined League One Brentford on loan for six months.  It is a good move for all parties, Adeyemi wasn't gping to feature much for City, now the move will bring him games, improving and gaining him that much needed experience.

Bennett and Rudd Called Up For England's U21

Ryan Bennett and Declan Rudd have been called up for the England Under-21 squad for a 2013 UEFA European Championship qualifying matches. England are away to Azerbaijan on September 6, before returning  to take on Norway. Congratulations to the both of them.

Wednesday Looking at Barnett rumour

We have been informed that Sheffield Wednesday are prepairing a bid in the region of £2 million for Leon Barnett, wewould like to point out that this is nothing more than another rumour,we have no other concrete link yet.. As we draw to the end of the transfer window, names and rumours get chucked around more than usual. If there is anyth [...]

Bunn Rumour Crops up Again

Sky Sports understands Norwich are closing in on the signing of Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn. Norwich have been chasing the highly-rated Bunn all summer and have already seen two bids rejected for the 27-year-old. Bunn is keen to make the move to Norwich and, as revealed by Sky Sports, handed in a transfer request at Ewood Park to secure hi [...]

Mohammed Abdellaoue. Set to Sign According to Rumours

A twitter group calling themselves Transfer Quatum proudly state that Hanover 96 striker , Mohammed Abdellaoue will sign fir City before the window slams shut.  Abdellaoue A Norwegian with Moroccan descent, joined Hanover96 in 2010 on a 4 year contract , where has so far scored 21 goals from 50 odd appearences.  He has also been cappe [...]

Oi Clattenburg.....

Just a quick note to Mark Clattenburg , incase you have forgotten, Ignorant of the facts, or so  full of your own self importance. According to the FA rules, as a QPR player had encroached the box before the kick was taken and then scored from the rebound, the goal should have been dissallowed and an indirect free-kick awarded to Norwich. [...]

Season Starts ..Again

The season starts today,   I hope we can all put last saturday's disaster behind us, hopefully Hughton and his players have learnt lessons, that were clear for all to see.  It wasn't just the scoreline that was embarressing, it was the fact it was almost a no show. I know the fixture's computer could not have known the fre [...]

Tettey Signs on 2 year deal

 As we suggested in the last few days.   City announce that Norwegian international defensive midfielder Alexander Tettey has joined from French club Rennes. On a 2 year year deal with an option of another year.

New Signing to be Announced

the club have announced there will be news of another signing within the next hour. 

Vaughan Departs to Huddersfield On Loan

The club have confirmed james Vaughan joins Huddersfield on a season long loan. I sincerely hope that another striker has been lined up,  as that puts us another one down in that department, as we have struggled to find the net and allowing the only player who has shown any promise is allowed to leave. Not impressed  

Vaughan To Huddersfield

Sky Sports are reporting that James Vaughan is  undergoing a medical at Huddersfield ahead of a loan move to the John Smith's Stadium.  Hughton is happy to loan out Vaughan so that he can get valuable first-team action under his belt. Huddersfield chief Simon Grayson has been looking to bolster his attacking options and he has l [...]

Georg Margreitter Heading for Wolves

Update on our report concerning  FK Austria Wien's central defender Georg Margreitter,  despite the Austrian Press Agency tipping City to be his destination, it looks very much like Wolves are the club in the frame for the player. Wolves, have confirmed they are trying to conclude a deal for the defender, Wolves were today closi [...]

Nzonzi On the Radar

The Sun this morning has us looking at Blackburn's midfielder Steven Nzonzi on-loan for the season. Fulham and Stoke are interested in signing Nzonzi but have been scared off by Blackburn’s £10million price tag. Hughton hopes to sort out a loan deal with a view to a permanent move next summer.  

Anderlect Midfielder Lucas Biglia updated

According to reports this morning's , Anderlecht's Argentinian defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia is the latest player to be linked to a move to Carrow Road  Biglia, who has spent most of his career in Belgium with Anderlecht, where he has made almost 250 appearances since 2006. The tough-tackling player, who is looking for a move [...]

Norwegian Midfielder Gets Tour of Club.

We have been to Austria, now we head to Norway for our next report, according to Norwegian site  "Adressa.no Alexander Tettey a Norwegian defensive midfielder has been in Norwich to have a look round; Tettey currently plays for Rennes in France. The report quotes the players agent as saying: We have been in Norwich today and checked [...]

Are City In For Austrian Defender; Georg Margreitter ? ...updated

According to reports in Austria today,  FK Austria Wien's central defender Georg Margreitter, has flown to England for talks now thought to being possibily City, The first reports talk of an unamed club, with Wolves being mentioned as possible destination, Now  The Austria Press Agency (APA)  Has City as his destination accor [...]

Bunn Not in Blackburn Squad Tonight

Chris Hughton target Mark Bunn wasn't included in Blackburn's squad for their 1-0 over Hull at Ewood Park earlier this evening,  leading many to think that he is Norfolk bound or already here in talks. Media reports in Blackburn said  Rovers were considering City's new bid for the former Northampton man, understood to be c [...]

Curtis Davies Linked Again .. Yawn

It looks like good old sky sports has both Us and QPR going head to head over Curtis Davies, mainly because we both got thumped on Saturday.  So it stands to reason that we have both got to buy all the defenders we have been linked with.   If it does come down to a straight fight for Davies, QPR will have a little more muscle mon [...]

Bassong Signed

It would appear that Bassong has signed for City, the player speaking on Twitter this morning said, although we waiting for the official announcement from the club. : 'Morning tweeps!!  ive been officially transfered to Norwich today! 3 years deal! another chapter in my football life!' So welcome to Norfolk and I hope you don' [...]

Bunn Bid Upped

Reports from Lancashie suggest City have upped their bid for want away goalkeeper  Mark Bunn,  the reserve keeper handed in a transfer request as he seeks permission to talk with City. City had a first bid for less than £500,000 rejected last week. Rovers are now considering Norwich’s new bid for the former Northampton man [...]

Bassong Agreed to Sign Rumour

According to Sky Sports their sources understand that Tottenham Hotspur defender Sebastien Bassong has agreed to sign for Norwich City. The Cameroon international had previously made his name in English football at Newcastle, where he played under Chris Hughton. Hughton is now the manager of Norwich and is understood to be keen on a reunion w [...]

Senegal Striker Interest City

Moussa Konate, who shone for Senegal at the 2012 Olympics, admits he has an agent working on securing him a move to England. The 19 year old netted five times at the London Games, bringing him to the attention of Premier League scouts, he is currently on the books of Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv, who snapped him up in the summer of 2011. K [...]

Hughton's Target Hands In Transfer Request

Blackburn keeper  Mark Bunn, has handed in a transfer request, this comes after two bids from City were turned down by the Lancashire side. It is thought that Bunn is keen to leave Rovers after growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities with Paul Robinson the undisputed No.1 at Ewood Park. He joined Blackburn [...]

Three Issues

The Sunday people had a little paragraph that I think summed us up quite well, That Norwich only need to sort out 3 issues. 1 Defence 2 Midfield 3 Attack . I know it brings a smile to the face, but seriously I don't think it is too far off the mark,  last season we leaked goals,  so far after 1 game we have conceded the same [...]

Another Defender Linked

  Hearts defender Andy Webster. Hughton has been monitoring the Scottish international all summer and wants to bolster his defensive options following their heavy opening day defeat at Fulham. Webster, who featured for Scotland against Australia last week, is keen for another shot at the English Premier League after a disappointing spell a [...]

Almost a Repeat Performance of 2005

For the first time since Colchester Utd at Home, have I felt like this.  I turned off the computer feeds and radio.  And before anyone says, anything  It isn't just the defeat it is the manner of defeat.  These are the same players who would run through a brick wall, never knowing when they were beaten.  Even when get [...]

Naughton To Stay at Spurs

One player that scores of city supporters wanted to see return to Norfolk  after a very successful season here under Lambert,  have diminished .. Kyle Naughton Today Tottenham dashed any hopes of that happening by announcing that he has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2016. I would have loved to have the lad back h [...]

Early Team News

Early team news ahead of tomorrows League Opener at Craven Cottage, the only real doubts we know are Wes Hoolahan (Achilles) and Anthony Pilkington (Hamstring). Newest signing Javier Garrido could feature if International clearence is obtained in time. Summer signings Steven Whittaker (ankle) and Jacob Butterfield (knee) will miss out, along wi [...]

Austian Defender Linked

Reports suggest that City  have launched a £4.5million bid for Austria international defender Aleksandar Dragovic. The stylish 21-year-old centre-back was a target for Aston Villa and Fulham last season after impressing for Basel against Manchester United in the Champions League. Hughton sent scouts to watch Dragovic on internation [...]

Garrido Signs on Season Loan

We posted earlier that Javier  Garrido was having a medical prior to signing a season long loan,  tonight this has been confirmed,  The full back has signed for the season subject to international clearence to rubber stamp the deal. Chris Hughton said on the club's official site "I'm absolutely delighted to be brin [...]

Trio After Morison

According to Sky Sports, Queens Park Rangers, Middlesbrough and Birmingham have expressed an interest in Norwich's Steve Morison. It was only the other day Birmingham were said to have bid for James Vaughan, now Morison ?   Tony Mowbray did say  during the week he was looking for a striker,  but as for QPR they will buy anyth [...]

Garrido Having Medical

Javier Garrido is currently undergoing a medical at  City, according to BBC Radio Norfolk. The 27-year-old is hopeful of completing a season-long loan move from current club Lazio to Carrow Road with a view to a permanent deal.

Blackburn Turn Down Bid for Keeper

A brief report in the national media claims that Blackburn Rovers have rejected a bid from City for their second string keeper Mark Bunn.  this follows a post last month where we reported that Chris Hughton was interested in Liverpool's back up keeper Brad Jones. It would appear Hughton is keen to add more experienced competition for&n [...]

City Face Scunthorpe at home in Capitol Cup

City will face Scunny   in the next round of the Capitol Cup   week commencing Aug 27th

John Guidetti -- A Rumour

I am sure you are like us, hearing so many rumours, some you think "may be"  while others make it hard to stop laughing.  We heard the following earlier and after a little bit of research I can say , I would not mind this happening. although not finding anything else to suggest we are in the mix,  which doesn't prov [...]

Birmingham In For Vaughan Again

The latest in a line of rumours surrounding James Vaughan,  which includes the following teams Celtic, Blackburn and Huddersfield. Today The Dail Mail has Chris Hughton telling Birmingham to increase their offer from the £500,000 supposedly already submitted  to £1 million The Mail took their report from  The Mirror,& [...]

Lazio's Javier Garrido Reported To Be Coming to City

Reports tonight are suggesting that City have bid for Lazio full back Javier Garrido,   According to Football-Italia,net  Garrido is heading back to the Premier League with Norwich City.  The 27-year-old is set to move on a season-long loan with option to buy at the end of the campaign  The Spanish left-back only arri [...]

Emilio Izaguirre Update

As promised,  more information on the Emilio Izaguirre supposed bid, we posted earlier.  More reports have surfaced in Scotland,  now it is believed that Hughton is offering James Vaughan as part of the deal.  Celtic manager Neil Lennon is a fan of Vaughan having tried in the past to sign him. Here is the lastest report we h [...]

City Chasing Celtic Full Back

A report in  Scottish paper the Daily Record, has City are chasing Celtic,s Honduras international left-back Emilio Izaguirre in a potential £5m deal.   We have no other details other than this.  we will post more as we find out. Daily Record

Few Thoughts Now Pre-Season Is Over Bar the Shouting

I don't normal bother too much with the pre-season friendlies , but I thought with a new regime in place and a couple of new players I would take a little more notice.   I could only get to one game on saturday, but managed to watch a couple on Internet streams. I was looking forward to saturday's visit as this was an opportun [...]

Wes Ruled Out of International

It is sod's law,  Wessi has suffered an Achilles flare up and cannot therefore replace the injured Darron Gibson in the Irish  squad for Wednesday's friendly in Belgrade. Hoolahan was drafted in by Trapattoni on Friday evening as a replacement for the Everton man and has not played for his country since 2008.  He gets the [...]

Don't faint.. Hoolahan Gets Irish Call Up

Don't faint people ... Wessi has been called by the Irish squad for the round of friendlies next week, against Serbia in Belgrade.  Giovanni Trapattoni has called Hoolahan up in place of  Darron Gibson who,   wait for it, was injured in Everton's  pre season training. The stubborn Italian manager,  who stuck bli [...]

Ruddy & Morison Called UP

Both John Ruddy and Steve Morison have been called by  their respective Countries  (England and Wales)  for friendly matches as both Countries get ready for the World Cup Qualifying matches, which start next month. England will play Italy in Switzerland. Wales play Bosnia-Herzegovina at Llanelli’s Parc Y Scarlets stadium. [...]

Are You Disappointed So Far ?

It looks increasingly like we coukld soon hear those now famous words of Nigel Worthington, uttered   during a transfer window a few years ago;  "I'll Go With What I have got".   Back then those words were perhaps a little more easy to understand as City's  budget was small, probably the smallest in [...]

Emmes Rumour Denied Outright By Mowbray....

A little further up date on the Marvin Emmes  rumour we posted the other day,  we contacted the sports editor for their local evening paper part of  Trinity Mirror PLC. He in turn had chance to talk with Tony Mowbray and brought this rumour up, Mowbray denied any contact and said there was absolutle nothing to the story. &nb [...]

Ayala at the Forest, Who Now want Ward too.

Daniel Ayala has become Forest's sixth signing of the summer , when he put pen to paper of a season long loan deal at  the City Ground today. A non too happy looking Ayala with the traditional photo with his new shirt.   Also rumoured today that Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll has set his sights on Norwich City d [...]

Naughton Available

Spurs new manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to trim his squad   with 5 players thought to be facing the chop, one of these would surely interest City boss Chris Hughton. Kyle Naughton spent all of last season on loan at Carrow Road,  City previous manager Paul Lambert is thought have been put off by the asking price when he inquired [...]

Marvin Emnes In Transfer Offer...Rumour

Some reports are starting surface, that  City have offered cash+Vaughan to Middlesborough for Dutch striker Marvin Emnes.   We don't have anything more other than this.   We expect it to turn out to just another rumour, but it is starting to hit on twitter, in a post that Vaughan is following himself.

Another Vaughan Rumour

The rumours are starting to pick up a little as we draw into the last month of the transfer window.  James Vaughan seems to be getting more than his fair share, first Celtic, then Blackburn and now Huddersfield;  who are said to be interested in making a £1 million bid. Apparently Vaughan will be replacing Rhodes who they expect t [...]

Surprise.....Forest In For Ayala

According to reports from Nottingham, Forest are thought to be in talks to take Daniel Ayala on season long loan. The Reds are understood to be in negotiations with Norwich City with a view to adding the Spanish central defender to the City Ground squad on a season long loan. The 21-year-old, who joined the Canaries from Liverpool for £ [...]

Crofts Signs for Brighton., We Wish Him All The Very Best

I heard a rumour of this earlier today and didn't think any more about it. But  I am pleased for Crofts as he is assured of more regular football, he has been nothing short of brilliant since he has been here. and who can forget that wonder strike of his at Barnsley. The manager and fans of Brighton know exactly what they are going to [...]

Vaughan To Blackburn Rumour Will Not Go Away.

The James Vaughan loan to Blackburn will not go away,  The Sun now claims Vaughan is set to snub a loan move to Celtic and join Rovers. Despite impressing Chris Hughton it seems he is still set to be allowed to complete a one-year loan deal at Ewood Park.  (The Sun) I don't believe that Hughton will left him leave,  only in [...]

Hooper From Celtic The Latest Rumour To Hit The Mill

 The latest rumour we have heard,  that Celtic's Gary Hooper is to sign for City, with a transfer fee of up to £6 million being mentioned, while another suggested he was already traveling down for talks. Hooper played and scored tonight in a 2-1 victory  for the Hoops in a Champions League Third round qualifier, first l [...]

James Vaughan & Honduran Winger

Clearly The Mail Online didn't pay much attention to Chris Hughton's words last after the Ajax game, speaking of the rumours regarding James vaughan heading to celtic. As the Mail has him signing for a season long loan at Blackburn. Hughton dismissed the talk of him leaving for Celtic and we assume that would be the  same about goi [...]