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Monaco Striker, Toure Interesting Hughton

According to the Mirroronline Chris Hughton is trying to sign striker Ibrahima Toure, currently playing in the French Ligue 2 for Monaco. Senegal international striker Toure has been on fire in French Ligue 2 this term, hitting 19 goals in 23 League and Cup games this season. The Miorror claims that Hughton has already had  a opening &po [...]

CMS Again...A Rehash

Reports on the net have Chris Hughton going back after Craig Mackail Smith at Brighton with a £3 million bid. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2254661/Craig-Mackail-Smith-wanted-Norwich-City.html I believe this is just column filling with rehashing of old stories,  City bid £3 million on the last day of the w [...]

As Brucie Would Say.....

   As the grand old man of TV used to say  " Good Game" "Quick look at the old scoreboard"    But after the first few minutes I wonder how many of us were getting ready to take over the mantle from Villa with most conceded over the holidays. But the players responded well and steadied the ship, [...]

F C Utrecht striker Said to be In Norwich

F C Utrecht  striker Jacob Mulenga (Zambia)  has been heavily linked with a move to English Premier league side Norwich, Zambianfootball.co.zm understands. The 28 year old target man is rumoured to be in England undergoing medicals and could be in the stands tomorrow to watch Norwich at Carrow Road when they host champions Manchester [...]

Half Term Report

After  the turmoil of Lambert leaving and Grant Holt wanting away, Chris Hughton came in, one of his first jobs to negotiate Holt's new deal, meaning City would kick off their campaign with their captain and tailsman still in the fold. The opening day at Fulham looked like a game City could get something from  starting the season [...]

Kilmarnock's Liam Kelly

According to the Daily Mail City are in a three way battle with Celtic and West Ham to sign  Kilmarnock’s Liam Kelly. Midfielder Kelly is out of contract next year and up for grabs for a nominal fee in January, or could sign a pre-contract and move for free in the summer.   The 22-year-old recently won his first Scotland ca [...]

Mirror Says Morison is wanted by Lambert,

Somehow I am having a little job swallowing this report found in the The Mirror. Holt yes, Morison ..mmmmmmm I would have thought it is defenders he needs,  perhaps eight of them Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is reportedly planning to move for Norwich City forward Steve Morison in the January transfer window. Lambert, who swapped Carr [...]

Lambert Dispute Ends

A statement on the Club's Official site reads Paul Lambert, Norwich City and Aston Villa have agreed settlement in respect of the dispute regarding Paul Lambert’s departure from Norwich City, whereby Villa will pay Norwich City the original amount as agreed in the contract between Paul Lambert and Norwich City, and Norwich City will p [...]

Run Ends Prematurely in My Eyes

O well it had to end, it has been a remarkable run, but the way it has ended is more disappointing than the fact of losing.  I am sorry to say I have to lay the blame at the manager's door,   you cannot defend for nearly all the second half.  We were comfortably in control of the game and deservedly took the lead with an [...]

Anderlect Midfielder Lucas Biglia has £8 million Price Tag

Much rumoured summer target Lucas Biglia, has popped up again, with him linked to City as you would expect, this time his present club Belgian giants  Anderlecht  have more or less slapped a  £8 million price on his head . Biglia an Argentinan international is also attracting interest from City's rival's Newcastle b [...]

Holt Eases Injury Fears

City have yet to confirm the extent of Holt's injury but the player used his Twitter account yesterday to ease the fears of the yella army. “We will find out about leg today sometime,” he wrote. “Not as bad as first thought but we will wait and see.” Good news, but hope he isn't rushed back to quickly, we need [...]

Great Ormond St Hospital ...Help If you Can

Cold hearted wicked fecking thieves have stolen all the presents destined for Kiddies in Intensive care at Great Ormond St hospital.   The low of the lowest form of life, if these kiddies haven't enough on their little plates being really ill.  I sincerely hope these scum get everything their actions deserve, if somebody knows [...]

Martinez. That's out of order

Another 3 points in the bag and the run continues,  we know it cannot go on forever so enjoy every dam second of it.  We did make a little hard work of putting Wigan to bed, but they deserve a little credit for having a go in the second half, although I don't agree with Martinez that they derserved something out of the game. There [...]

Brighton Duo on the Radar

The Daily Mirror has Chris Hughton looking again at Craig Mackaill-Smith for a  new January bid, after being turned down at the end of the last window. Also they reckon Hughton is also interested in Mackail-Smith's team mate Liam Bridcutt.  A holding midfielder Bridcutt is yet to sign a new deal with the Seasiders, despite being t [...]

Six and Counting

A win on saturday to get the Villa game out of the system,  several of us said we could take a defeat to Villa as long as we beat Wigan. A good result on saturday would leave us with needing just 5 wins from the remaining 20 games, to reach the magical 40 point mark. It seems highly unlikey to me that we can go 20 games without picking up [...]

Squad News

Harry Kane back training with City after being put through his paces at Spurs over the last 4 days,  Tettey and Hoolahan back in training and available for saturday,  Ryan Bennett still out injured while Whittaker is to be accessed. Holt to play his 150 game for City and has the amazing total of 74 scored  as close to 1 every oth [...]

Disappointed Again

Disappointing, to say the least another chance of a visit to Wembley has gone by, the closest we have been for a long while.  Given the way we have been playing along with the way Villa had been out of sorts, we  were perhaps wrong to expect a City victory.: it was a cup game after all anything can happen   With changes enforced [...]

Get Behind Chris Hughton and His Team..while ignoring Lambert

Paul Lambert has done a good job of trying to  draw a dark cloud over City supporters with his interviews of late, players and journalists are coming to his side, saying he doesn't deserve to be jeered or recieve any hostile reaction. Exactly what the man wanted,  to look the  victim in waiting  in the media, he futher a [...]

No Truth in Keane To City Story

Chris Hughton has clearly stated that he is not interested in taking Robbie Keane on loan, recent reports have linked the City manager with Keane, now playing for Los Angeles Galaxy and looking for a short loan deal while MLS has it break.   Hughton who previously worked with Keane while both were at Spurs, said  "That' [...]

Whose Obsessed With Paul Lambert ?

In several interviews Paul Lambert says he isn't bothered by the reception he recieves at Carrow Road tomorrow evening.  He says " Others will make more of it than he will" and "That his eight years at Celtic " will stand him in good stead for any vitriol aimed at him by the City Faithful. Yet at Villa Park the trav [...]

Butterfield Loan Extended

Jacob Butterfield has had his loan extended for another month at Bolton, earlier in the week it looked odds on for him to be returning to Norfolk.  It would seem that the 4 matcheds Butterfield has been involved with, still isn't enough to bring him to required fitness and sharpness levels Hughton requires. Butterfield will be in Lanca [...]

Massive Performance

A very disciplined and professional display saw City come away from South Wales with a terrific 3 points, a phenominal first half saw then go into the break 3-0 up,  with goals from Whittaker, Bassong and Holt. A second half onslaught was expected from the home side, Conceeding two goals too quickly allowed the Swans to draw close at [...]

Surman Injured or Not

We have not seen any reports saying that Andrew Surman is injured,  but he was seen coming out of Virgin Active (the old Asda sportspark then Esporta) He was with one of the physio teams and his left knee was quite heavily strapped. It could easily be nothing or a simple taping job.

Butterfield To Return

City midfielderJacob Butterfied is set to return to Norfolk after the weekend after a very successful month at Bolton, Butterfield played in 4 games two starting appearances and two off the bench. Chris Hughton wants him back for Tuesday's Capitol One cup clash with Aston Villa, his last game of his loan period  will be saturday's [...]

Modou Sougou

The Daily Mail has City along with Newcastle and Villa sending scouts to watch  FC Cluj winger Modou Sougou  at Manchester United on Wedneday night. Sougou has caught the eye in the Champions league this season, so I would imagine his price will rise a considerable amount from the current price thought to be around £2million. [...]

Fixture Time Changes

City's away game with winless QPR has been changed to accomodate Sky TV, it will now be played at Loftus Road at the earlier time of 12.45pm, on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The Canaries’ final day clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium will now kick-off at 4pm on Sunday, May 19,  as all Premiership matches will do &nb [...]

Successful Surgery For Ruddy

Chris Hughton revealed today that John Ruddy's surgery to repair the torn thigh has gone well “Yes, he has and the surgery has all gone very, very well – which they always do these days with the expertise,” said Hughton. “Now it’s about recovery. Hopefully the time limit will be about three months and we are lo [...]

Norwegian Keeper Linked

Another keeper's name has cropped up, we been told  Rune Jarstein could be interesting Chris Hughton, he was also linked with a move to Hull City last month but surely the pull of the premier league would be greater. Jarstein a Norwegian goalkeeper, currently playing for Viking, is the regular keeper for his national side.

FA Cup & Keeper Linked

There seems to be little said about our FA Cup draw, City will travel down the A47 to play Peterborough, ties to be played on Saturday 5th and Sunday, 6th January 2013.  A nice little short journey for the travelling yella army, and return to old haunts for Russell Martin and Ryan Bennett. Chris Hughton hinted the other day that he could l [...]

The Run Goes On

Another home victory  in City excellent run,  hard earned and perhaps finished the game hanging on a little, but there are little doubts the old football cliche can be applied to this game " A Game of Two Halves"   The first City were outstanding making Sunderland look anything else but a premiership side' playin [...]