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Hooper £9.2 Million ..looks like a wind up apologises

Reports on social media network Twitter and now on Sky Sports News report City have had a bid of £9.2 million accepted For Gary Hooper.   I do struggle a little on this, can't help thinking this is a wind up of some kind..so don't shoot me if it is looks more and more like it is a con sky now reporting Celtic have tol [...]

Welcome To Our Verson of Beck's and other rumours

As expected Becchio signed in a deal that took Steve Morison the other way, City are reported to have to an undisclosed fee as part of the deal. Welcome to Norfolk, Luciano   hope you enjoy your time here, and thanks to Steve Morison, without his goals last we wouldn't have been so high up the league, good luck to both players. [...]

Becchio Passes Medical

Leeds striker Luciano Becchio has passed a medical at Norwich and is expected to sign for the club before the transfer deadline.   Sky Sports Also hearing that our final offer for Hooper is in the region of £7.5 million...   still would prefer Graham  proven. But still well done the club for pushing on and on [...]

City Claw Back Pride and More

A much improved City gave the packed Carrow Road a stirring performence last night and are a little unlucky to only get a share of the spoils.   They were the far better side for over 70 minutes of the game and only when Bale scored a fine solo effort did Spurs really come to life and look anything like a top four side; until then they [...]

Hooper 4th Bid Expected

Talksport reveal that City are expected to make a fourth bid for Gary Hooper,  having had 3 bids rejected the last one thought to be in the region of £6 million.  Celtic are holding out for £8 million.   What I find funny, is what Lennon said in his latest spouting:  "  We do not have a price on Hoo [...]

Becchio Said to Be in Talks

We understand  that Becchio is at the club for talks about a possible move.  BBC Leeds reporters tweeted the news.  Also  Birmingham want £2.5 million for Curtis Davies, surely worth a possible Cash + player offer.  We have Barnett and Ward still under contract ..

Loan Deal

Details of Kamara's loan deal to City looks to have been confirmed by reports on a Kansas City site Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara will start the season on loan to Norwich City of the English Premier League. The loan runs through May 6 with Norwich City having an option to pull the trigger on a transfer at that time. Read more he [...]

£10 Million for Hooper ...No Way Is He Worth that

If what the Mail says is true, then I apologise and well done Norwich City., for not playing their game   Norwich and Spurs being priced out of Hooper move as Celtic hold out for £10m Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2270733/Gary-Hooper-transfer-Celtic-pricing-Norwich-Tottenham.html

Kamara Possible Loan deal ?

The wonderfully named The Daily Wiz  are carrying another report on Kamara, now they are suggesting that the deal could a loan deal until May.   http://www.thedailywiz.com/2013/1/30/3931442/kei-kamara-leaving-sporting-kc-for-norwich-city

Just a Thought or Two... A Little premature

I am not trying to put down Kei Kamara, he might well turn into a gem.. You could say I am posting this a bit early as the window is still open, if I was to post then with no more incomings  I would be accused of  simply moaning. But I sincerely hope that, Kamara  isn't the sole result of a month's work in getting a strik [...]

Kamara Set To Sign Says BBC Reporter

According to Ian Dennis  who describes himself: as the Senior Football Reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live. He stated a few moments ago in a tweet That Kei Kamara will sign for City subject to work permit being granted.   A little underwhelming but not unexpected after reading reports in America,   we have to give the guy his [...]

The Daily Wiz and Kamara

I just read The Daily Wiz ( I love the name)  a Kansas City media site, I  was in the process of writing what I found and I see the Pink Un beat me to it. Seeing as I was half way done before getting interrupted,  I thought I would carry on.  It doesn't take a lot of working out that it concerns Sporting Kansas City wing [...]

Hooper a third bid

Talksport are reporting tha celtic have rejected another City for Hooper this time said to be £6mill, while we all know Celtic price is around £8 mill. Talksport claim City will go back with  the £8million bid

City's Aspirations look to be dropping.

It is starting to look like Hughton is lowering his sight a little,  instead of trying to sign a young European starlet, or Scotland's leading scorer, he is going for a championship player.  Well that's what the Mirror reckons, a deal for Luciano Becchio also involving Steve Morison.  Here's what they say: Norwich a [...]

Curtis Davies A Follow On

I decided to follow up a little more on the Curtis Davies story.    I contacted a Journo I know, he got back to me with the following: Hi Gordon Thanks for your email. I have spoke to someone at the club today and they've confirmed that Reading have made an enquiry for Davies. Norwich did in the summer. There have been [...]

O God Wait for It.... Bowditch Linked

I am adding nothing to this except to say it must be a wind up.. Norwich have been linked with signing former Ipswich Town forward Dean Bowditch. Dean Bowditch? Remember the name? The chances are you do - He was once being touted around the Premier League's top clubs as 'the next big thing' - But can currently be seen plying his t [...]

Curtis Davies Bid Rejected

We heard earlier that Birmingham had rejected a bid from City for defender Curtis Davies, Sky sports news have just confirmed this. We are hearing Birmingham have rejected an enquiry from Norwich for defenderCurtis Davies. We will have more on this soon.

Transfer Rumours Update

First of Danny Graham.  yesterday it looked odds on Graham would be joing Sunderland with one or two site proclaiming he was soon to have a medical. Ladrupp issues a statement that Graham isn't going anywhere he isn't interested in a move and that the club wants him to stay.  A little while later Graham intermates he wants to [...]

Hughton Unlikely To chase Mackie

Jamie Mackie the Queens Park Rangers  forward is one of  the latest names to be linked with Norwich, as we know  but  we aren't so sure Chris Hughton knows the player is available . He said in a short statement prepeated on London24 “He (Mackie) is a name I’m aware of and has been mentioned,”  an [...]

O Danny Boy Goodbye

Reports are circulating  that Swansea City's Danny Graham is due to undertake a medical with the Mackems as he finalises a move to the Stadium of Light. Graham had been holding out for a move to boyhood club Newcastle United after learning of interest from Alan Pardew last week. It is reported that Newcastle are reluctant to pay the as [...]

Where is That Elusive Striker ? As the Merry Go Round Looks to Speed Up

Right Now City and the supporters are in need of a big lift, the dark clouds are starting to build over Carrow Road after another low point.  That lift was hoped to be Ricky Van Wolfwinkel pulling on a yellow shirt, but sadly that looks very remote.  City were reported to have bid of £10 million,  which is not enough to secur [...]

Danny Graham ...Stoke Step Into The Arena

News that the bookies have slashed our odds from 16/1 to 10/1  on signing Danny Graham before the window slams shut.  Why the hell didn't go all out for him in the first place.   But not wanting to piss on any parade. reports also are circulating, that Stoke are interested in the player to. But Stoke have an edge.... Swa [...]

Can City Afford Not To

I often decide to write a little more about a game the next day, after having a chance to give it some more thought or calm down after a poor showing.  Yesterday was perhaps the lowest point for a long while, but it was one game and doesn't effect our standing in the League; which i after all the most important thing. Over the last cou [...]

City Make Offer For Wolfwinkel According To Report

Hopefully something to lift a little of the gloom after today's dismal showing and result. A portugese website has a small story stating that City have made an offer for Wolfwinkel.  to my understanding of the translation   We  offered 10 million euros, 7 mill up front and a further 3 made of  targets goals etc.&nbs [...]

Embarressing and Humiliating Full Credit to Luton

No other word can describe this .perhaps disgusting that a mid table premier league team cannot score or beat a non league team.  Very very poor I don't want ti take one thing away from Luton Town, they didn't come and park a bus in front of their goal, they competed all over the park, worked their socks of, scored a very good goal [...]

Wolfswinkel

Sky Sports understands Norwich are eyeing an ambitious move for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Hughton has been frustrated in his attempts to land either Hooper or Graham and he is now thought to have turned his attentions to Dutch ace van Wolfswinkel. Van Wolfswinkel has been linked with a move to England and the Premier Leag [...]

Mr Hughton Becchio is Available

Perhaps Chris Hughton would like to make a move for another player from what has become a sort of feeder club for City,   Leeds Utd's “Luciano Becchio has handed in a transfer request  which looks to have been reluctanly accepted., after talks over a new contract broke down. A very skilful player and one many believe wi [...]

"King" No

I am starting to get worried by some the names that cropping up getting linked to us.   The guy in America for one, if you watch a youtube of him,  you will see a guy who can hardly get a shot on target. and that in the MSL Now this latest one, makes me despair .. Marlon "She Said No" King...  Has been told if he [...]

Now Jamie Mackie

The latest name thrown at us as a possible transfer target is QPR's Scottish international striker Jamie Mackie, seemingly Hughton is prepared to spend £3 million on Mackie who has scored two in his 22 starts Reports suggest that a a £1.2million bid for Sporting Kansas striker Kei Kamara has been made.  

Camp Signs On As City Look to Unknown Striker

The first signing one which comes as no surprise what so ever,  Lee Camp has joined for a 6 month period or up to the end of the season. It seems as if City have turned their attentions to the MLS and Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara,   hardly  pulse racing;  Kamara is one of three players to score nine or more g [...]

Are They Serious About Buying ?

I realise that us mere mortals are not privvie to what goes on inside the world of football  nor any transfer dealings, but I do wonder just what is going on with the Gary Hooper saga. Neil Lennon claims that a second improved offer Celtic recieved was rejected,  fair enough, but he goes on a little further by saying "if you can [...]

Bridcutt Crops Up Again, While the Saga Continues

Back to the cheaper range of players,  while the mucking about over Gary Hooper continues, The Star this morning has us back looking at Liam Bridcutt at Brighton.  The paper estimates that the midfielder will command a fee of around £3mill.  If we are serious about getting Hooper, then I do believe City needs to stop muckin [...]

Holt and Hooper Follow-On

I have been  informed that talksport possibily got that Grant Holt could be used in any deal to bring Gary Hooper to Carrow Road. from a Question & Answer session on social media site twitter. Holt was asked:   Would you welcome a move to Celtic if Norwich offered you in part of a money + player deal?” To which he replied: [...]

Holt Could be Part of Hooper Deal

Talksport claims news that will come as a bit of a shock to City fans,  they report that Holt could be used as part of the deal to bring Gary Hooper to Carrow Road. They claim the now famous source close to Holt A source close to Holt confirmed to talkSPORT that the former Shrewsbury hitman would be keen on a switch to Glasgow if the two [...]

Second Offer Rejected as Hooper Turns Down Final Celtic Offer

Gary Hooper has moved a step closer to joining Norwich after turning down Celtic’s final offer of a new contract. Celtic rejected a bid from the Canaries last week, believed to be worth £5million, with manager Neil Lennon keen to keep the former Scunthorpe striker. City had an improved offer for the 24-year-old turned down this af [...]

Pilkington Wins Full Cap

Anthony Pilkington has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad to face Poland next month. Pilks had been capped at Under-21 level back in 2008., but has had to wait for his first full cap.  Wes Hoolahan is also included in the squad   Republic of Ireland squad to face Poland: Westwood, Forde, Henderson; O'Shea, Clarke, O' [...]

King of Spain Released

We are hearing the Simon Lappin has been released by the club and is now a free agent.  It comes as no real surprise as Lapps hasn't hardly featured under the Hughton regime.    Lappin has been a model professional going through very difficult and needless times under The Rodent (Glenn Roeder)  during that time Lapp [...]

Keeper Looks set To Return The City Camp

As we reported last night  Lee Camp, is on the verge of signing for City, reports indicate, that he will have a medical today  with a view to a free transfer.  Annoucement expected later in the day. I feel ever so sorry (not)  for Mick McCarthy down the road, it looked as he was going to sign Camp   Not going to glo [...]

Celtic Said to be Lining Up Hooper's Replacement

Celtic are reported to be lining up a replacement striker in case Gary Hooper leaves, Burnley hot Shot Charlie Austin is said to top their wanted list.   Austin has been on fire this season breaking a club record of scoring in 8 successive games on his way to becoming the highest scorer in English football with a staggering 23 in 27 m [...]

Hughton Goes Camp and Beat Scummers

A little more on the story we carried the other day that Hughton was interested in ex loanee and Forest keeper Lee Camp. According to the Mirror Hughton has virtually signed the keeper;  just to make it a little more pleasing right under the noses of those down the A140. The Mirror Reports Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is set to snap u [...]

Has Lennon's Attitude Changed ?

I notice a change in Neil Lennon's attitude towards Gary Hooper's transfer, perhaps Lennon has been told something he didn't like or expect. Only the other day Lennon was seen in the national media, as taking a somewhat  dictatorial attitude over any transfer for Hooper, saying: "He is Not Going Anywhere" Today Le [...]

Will the Chain start to Move In City's Favour ?

Will things in the crazy world of football transfer start to move and in City's favour ?    With the news that Stoke City are set to complete a £3m deal to sign highly rated American international striker Brek Shea according to Sky Sports. Then will they let Kenwyne Jones sign for Swansea  who are very keen to sign th [...]

Where's David Fox ?

I make no excuses at all for this,   Where is David Fox ? one of the best passers of the ball we have , he reminds me of  City great Ian Crook.   Hughton got him to sign another deal and hasn't used him only in Cup games, where he hasn't let anybody down, the guy is fit lets see him given a chance. I can remembe [...]

Embarressingly Poor ... Embarressingly Easy For Liverpool

I would think Liverpool have requested from the FA a right to play us every week, they don't get any easier games than against us.  That was so embarressingly easy for Liverpool it is untrue.  I feel for the hardy 1800 or so who made that trip to sit and watch such an inept performance.  I would be requesting some form of ref [...]

No Hoolahan, Pilkington or Bassong

Line Up  No Bassong Pilkington or Hoolahan in the starting 11  in comes E Bennett, R Bennett and Howson Bunn; R. Martin, R. Bennett, Turner, Garrido; E. Bennett, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Howson; Holt (c).   Subs: Jackson, Pilkington, Rudd, Hoolahan, Barnett, Tierney, Kane.

An Improved Offer on It's Way... Shock

Good old Sky Sports on safe ground with their latest piece on the Hooper bid, they say we are going to make an improved offer.    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/8411182/ Think it sort of stands to reason we would go back with a better offer as the first was rejected.   Hughton wants the player so will clearl [...]

Morison and Leeds Rumours

The Yorkshire Evening Post  has being putting names in the hat and drawing them out,  the one this time is Steve Morison who they claim is a possible target for Leeds.  They also list Blackburn as being interested, but  this link was during the summer and Blackburn have seen two managers leave since that appeared  The a [...]

Hooper Bid Rejected

Here we go on the merry Go Round of a transfer,  Celtic reject City's opening bid for Gary Hooper  and fully expect us to go back with another offer. Mean while Celtic manager Neil Lennon is upset that the news leaked out of the bid, he claims the leak happened in England,  stating he does all his business in private  It [...]

Sunderland Away Changed to Sunday for Sky TV

 City's trip to the Stadium of Light to face  Sunderland has been moved to Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a 1.30pm kick off time.  The original fixture has been moved from the Saturday  as it was selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports.

Gary Hooper the Other £5 million Bid

carrying on from last night's post the reported £10million bid for two players,  Danny Graham was one the other is believed to be Gary Hooper The Sun Norwich also hope to deliver a coup by signing goal machine Hooper who has impressed for the Scottish giants in the Champions League. Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/home [...]

Reported £10 Million Bid

According to Charlie Wyatt sports Journalist for The Sun   City have bid £10 million on two players.  He said on his Twitter acccount earlier tonight.  Graham we know is one if reports are correct,  just who the other one is open to guesswork. It could be Hooper or Kayal from Celtic or anyone from the host of names [...]

Five Million For Graham

Any internet site featuring City are buzzing with the news that we have bid £5 million for Swansea's Danny Graham,  which if reports are correct matches Sunderland's bid for the player.  This would break City's transfer record. While Graham has been the subject of  many rumours linking him with City,  knowi [...]

Season Ticket Details Today at 3pm

– Season ticket details for 2013-14 will be announced today on official site http://www.canaries.co.uk/ at 3pm today!

Wolves Eye Jacko

Reports in the Midlands has Wolves new manager Dean Saunders very keen on Simeon Jackson,  and is thought to be lining up a biod in the region of £1 million for the little feller. Jacko has been a bit part player under Hughton and had the rarity of starting in City's last two games, scoring in the F A at Peterborough, then being [...]

Camp Linked as Butterfield Looks to Be Heading Out Again

City are the latest club to be linked with IpswichTown target Keeper Lee Camp. The 28-year-old Nottingham Forest keeper, whose contract is up at the end of the season, has been told he can leave the City Ground during the transfer window having failed to agree new terms. BUTTERFIELD CRYSTAL Palace have won the race to sign Norwich midfielder [...]

Graham Rumoured To Have Had Talks

Transfer Quatum a transfer Rumour site found on Twitter claims tonight that Swansea striker Danny Graham has held talks with City.  They posted: Swansea striker Danny Graham has HELD talks with Norwich City. Nothing more to be said on this as of yet I followed Transfer Quatum quite closely during the summer window, where they did have a& [...]

Marcus Berg Linked In Media

The Times this morning have us linked with being interested in Marcus Berg, a Swedish striker currently playing for German side Hamburger. Hamburger SV Athletic supervisor Frank Arnesen stated that the club had to sell five players to raise funds, one of these was Berg who looked odds on to return to previous club  IFK Göteborg (Swede [...]

Snore, Bore Draw but stops the rot

I suppose we can put yesterday snore bore draw down to a bad day at the office, but it was frustrating none the less, Newcastle a team full of supposed super stars that cost far more than City's; they possibily had a worse day and look far more disjointed than we did. It looked far more like two teams that didn't want to lose the game, [...]

Defender and Striker Linked

A  couple more names crop up of who we are supposed to be interested in. don't get your hopes up.. (1) Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando ­Amorebieta.Norwich, West Ham and Stoke are also tracking the 27-year-old defender, who has just six months left on his deal. Bilbao are desperate to get cash for the Venezuelan, who would cost & [...]

Carlton Cole To Leave West Ham

West ham have told Carlton Cole he is free to leave Upton Park, this news will no doubt alert several clubs in the Premier and Championship.  Chris Hughton has been linked several times to the player in the media, now we will see if he is interested,  Reading have also been rumoured to like Cole. I personally would like to see somebod [...]

Two More Names Into the Mill

A couple more names to throw into the rumour hat.   Sky sports are suggesting City are amongst a little group of Premier teams (Sunderland QPR) said to be watching Rayo Vallecano midfielder Piti.  A former team-mate of Swansea sensation Michu and the two players have been likened to each other in their style of play. His perfor [...]

Hooper Again

Every transfer window there seems to be the one rumour for a player that doesn't want to go away, in many cases it never materialises. This window it is looking like it will be Gary Hooper  the Celtic hitman.  The Mirror heated this up a little last week by claiming City are offering £30k a week to sign, which for various re [...]

Ten Pounds Not Enough For Luton

I am a little astonished that David McNally has felt the need to defend the pricing policy of the up coming FA Cup game with Conference National side Luton Town, he really should not have had to do so,  simply no need.  Also I am as equally bemused that Luton Town feel the need to criticise the cost of a ticket at £10, perhaps L [...]

Ward Finally Signs

Elliott Ward has rejoined Forest on loan until the end of the season, as we said the other day. The 27-year-old made 12 appearances while at the City Ground during a loan stint from late October, he goes straight into the squad for this weekends game.   Good Luck Elliot, I do wonder if we will see you in a City shirt again

Did Ward Go Back To Forest or Not

Did Elliot Ward rejoin Forest or not ?    Bit of a strange one, yesterday it was briefly up on their Offy site that he had joined, but it disappeared within 10 minutes, did they jump the gun or change of mind?

Ward back to Forest

We understand that Elliot Ward has resigned for Forest on loan the rest lof the season, we the view that a permanent deal could be made. With Hughton not selecting Ward for his 25 m,an squad there doesn't look to be a furture here for Wardy.  Good luck to the guy, hope he is successful in getting set up .

Garrido Another Loan ..Surely Not

It is understood that Hughton wants to extend Javier Garrido's loan deal from Lazio after his consistent start to the season.  Hughton has been delighted with his form and is understood to be keen to retain his services for next season as well. City want to open talks with Lazio about extending the loan, but Garrido will be in the last [...]

City Miss Out For Live FA Cup Game

It looks like City's game with Luton will go ahead on Saturday 26th, the club were waiting for ITV to announce details of their proposed live game. They have chosen to televise the FA Cup Fourth Round tie between Oldham and Liverpool on Sunday 27th January (KO 4pm).    

Ward Back to Forest.

Sources close to Forest, say that Elliot Ward is signing back on for duty  sometime this week,  it is expected that Ward will be allowed to leave on a permanent deal if he impresses new Forest boss Alex McLeish.  

30 Thousand, Takashi Tnui and keeping up with the Jones'

I am sure you have read the Mirror online article which claims, City are offering Celtic's Gary Hooper £30k a week to sign. Just how the Mirror found this sort of information is a little bit of mystery,  as I always thought that the details of contracts were not public knowledge, kept private  by the Club, The Player and his [...]

Leeds Players Again

  News that is bound to go down like a concrete balloon at Elland Road , is that City are rumoured to be amongst Premier League clubs monitoring a couple of Leeds players. With City already having Johnson, Howson and Snodgrass all having moved down to Norfolk, this latest little piece of News will no doubt met with much anger.   ***** [...]

Chris Martin, Danny Graham & Beram Kayal

Both Swindon and City have confirmed that striker Chris Martin will stay at the County Ground for another month, this comes after Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio said he would be prepared to use  £30,000 of his own money to help secure the loans. Talksport are reporting that Paul Lambert is planning a £12 million raid on Swanse [...]

McLeish Wants Ward

Nottingham Forest's new manager  Alex McLeish has stated he would like to take City's Elliot Ward back to Forest for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent deal. Wardy was left out of Hughton's 25 man premier league squad, so is clearly surplus to requirements although still under contract to City.  I am sure th [...]

Laudrup Wants to Keep Graham

Much rumoured and reported target for Chris Hughton is not for sale,  Michael Laudrup has stated his desire to keep hold of Graham who is now getting a run of games due to scoring sensation Michu not being a 100% fit. But Graham is  repaying the manager with 2 goals in two games. However this seemingly doesn't rule out a move tota [...]

Luton at Home

City's prize for beating Peterbro on Saturday is an FA Cup fourth round tie home tie against Conference league side  Luton Town, who dispatched Championship Wolves The tie will take place on the weekend of the 26th January 2013

A bit of a Stroll for a Second String City

City comfortably strolled without really breaking sweat through to the next round of the FA Cup with an easy 3-0 defeat of Peterborough at London Road, goals from Elliot Bennett, Simeon Jackson in the first half followed a Robert Snodgrass effort in the second half. In truth it looked a very comfortable work for what was a second string team, C [...]

Holloway Denies Butterfield Link

Palace boss Ian Holloway has played down reports linking him with a loan move for  Jacob Butterfield. The  midfielder is back at Carrow Road after a spell on loan with Bolton, while Holloway needs midfield cover with Kagisho Dikgacoi linking up with South Africa in the African Cup of Nations. But Holloway said: "There is nobody [...]

Both City and Reading Want Danny Graham

The rumours are starting to build, although this one has done the round before, according to Sky sports City and Reading are going head to head for Swansea's Danny Graham, with both reported to have contacted Swansea over the strikers availibity

Mulenga stories Just Won't Go Away

Despite City CEO David McNally denying via Twitter newspaper reports that City have placed a bid and held talks with FC Utrecht's  striker Jacob Mulenga.  The DailyMail online claims that talks have taken place.  A case of who do you want to believe, our club, or a national newspaper which isn't always  known to be r [...]

Butterfield Another Loan ?

No sooner than we report Jacob Butterfield has returned to Norfolk, possibily to take part in City's FA Cup tie this saturday, than he is linked with another loan deal. This time linking up with Ian Holloway at Crystal Palace. 

Not a striker but a Midfielder

Stories are emerging that Chris Hughton, scouting  trip to Celtic was to run the eye over Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal, and not Gary Hooper as reported by the BBC.   Kayal, an Israeli international back in the starting line-up after recovering from a series of injuries . Under contract until the summer of 2015, a transfer fee in the [...]

Butterfield Returns A Little Earlier

Jacob Butterfield  has returned to Norfolk after his loan spell at Bolton, he  made four starts in two month-long spells at the Reebok, and four appearances from the bench. Butterfield's deal at the Reebok Stadium was due to expire following Saturday's FA Cup fixture against Sunderland, but City have opted to recall the former [...]

Hughton At Celtic Park -- Possibly Watching Hooper

According to BBC 5 Live Scottish reporter, Chris Hughton was at celtic Park today watching the Hoops beat Motherwell One Nil,   They believe that he was there to watch Celtic striker Gary Hooper;  he certainly wouldn't have been disappointed as Hooper bagged the only goal of the game. Hooper has been linked with City in the p [...]

Shame When the Ref is the Talking Point

It is a big shame when the talking point of any game is the Referee,  but once again Mark Clattenburg stole the show at Upton Park, his ego must be huge,  the game had barely got warmed up when he acted by giving a very soft penalty to the home side.   He seemed to me to be running the game with this self satified smug grin on [...]