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WBA The Mystery Club Behind Hoolahan Bid

The mystery club bidding for Hoolahan is thought to be WBA. the Birmingham mail now reports Albion have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Villa target Wes Hoolahan. Rivals Villa have been keen to sign the Norwich playmaker and have already failed in a bid to sign the Canaries ace. Now in the closing hours of the transfer window, the ta [...]

Unamed Club Bids for Hoolahan

An unnamed Premier League club has reportedly made an offer for for Wes Hoolahan. As we know  Hoolahan has recently been the subject of  bid/s from Aston Villa, all of which have been rejected by the Canaries. However, another team, so far unidentified, has now joined the hunt for the 31-year-old, according to Sky Sports News.

Hoolahan-gate...Get it Sorted Sooner Rather Than

The soap opera that has developed over Wes Hoolahan, took another nastier turn yesterday with the player telling a sky present that City was a F****** S*** House of a club. I am sure that Hoolahan's comments have come from frustrations, of not playing, Not being allowed to leave, also we do not know for sure what has been said behind closed [...]

Holtby Latest, Looks to Have Signed for Fulham

Sorry,  but the excitement of the earlier report from The Sun; of Lewis Holtby being hunted by Hughton,  was short-lived The German midfielder was looking to leave Spurs in search of first team football and he was in turn linked with a return to Bundesliga.  However, it appears he has opted not to leave London area after all, hav [...]

Ciani Rumour Surfaces Again ....

I thought that this rumour was knocked dead, but today it is surfacing again in Italy.  A little twist has been added to the original stories. Now Cardiff are said to tracking Ciani and have made an offer to both Lazio and the player himself. Today the same site that the original rumour started (tuttomercatoweb) says that Ciani will today [...]

Holtby, Deadline Day Rumour

According to the Sun , Hughton is trying to prise Lewis Holtby  away from Tottenham for the rest of the season, while the Mirror has Fulham already signed a deal for the player on loan as well. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5411823/Norwich-make-move-for-Lewis-Holtby.html I some how struggle a little to believe this [...]

Yobo Signs In Until End of the Season

CITY can confirm the signing of Nigerian international central defender Joseph Yobo on loan deal until the end of the season from Turkish side Fenerbahce, subject to international clearance and governing body Fenerbahce announced Yobo's return to England in a statement, which said: "Joseph Yobo will join Norwich City on loan until the [...]

Yobo the Latest name

Sources from Turkish club Fenerbahce are reporting that City are in talk over taking the ex Everton player Joseph Yobo.  Hughton has targeted the 33-year-old central defender after failing to land other defensive targets in this transfer window. Yobo has started only one League match for the Turkish outfit  this season and is desperat [...]

Ciani Update as we Have left to Believe

A little update we have been informed concerning  Michael Ciani  Lazio centre back,  from what we have been told, our  understanding is that  City want a loan but Lazio need and want  to sell;  to finance purchases. Also the player is now on the fringe of the first team, which he wasn't before, with that i [...]

Pick a Cherry....Eunan O'Kane

Sky Sports News report that City and  Aston Villa are eyeing moves for Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane. We are believed to have watched O'Kane put in a man-of-the-match performance in Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Liverpool and are now weighing up a move for the former Everton youngster. O'Kane has been a revelation for [...]

Lovenkrands Interest...Fairy Stories

Once Upon a Time, there was a sports web site that writes many stories and rumours about football clubs, now if you all are sitting comfortably,  we retell thier  newest fairy story. Stop fidgeting about at the back, Johnny take your finger out of Tom's ear,  Now  look to the front and I'll begin.   Norwich [...]

Dann and Taylor

It would appear if we believe Sky Sports News, that Blackburn have rejected City's bid for Scott Dann. Norwich have tried to tempt Blackburn into allowing their club captain Scott Dann to head for East Anglia, but Rovers are holding on to the 26-year-old centre-back for the time being. Also whispers are circulating that City have bid &pou [...]

Now Redmond Is Wanted By Swansea

According to The Mirror Swansea want another City wing man after bidding for Pilkington they are now wanting Nathan Redmond.  That's if you can believe a single bit of the story.   Perhaps  they should start the story "Once Upon" Swansea have made a shock bid for Norwich’s England Under-21 winger Nathan R [...]

Ayala Joins Bro

Spanish central defender Daniel Ayala has joined Boro for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 23-year-old’s 93-day emergency loan from City expired earlier this week and Boro moved quickly to agree to a deal Best of Luck to the lad

Swansea step up Pilkington Interest with a bid

According to Sky Sports News Swansea have placed a bid of £3 million for City winger Anthony Pilkington. More soon

Whelan and Hoolahan take the News Leads

According to a couple of reports from sources, Stoke's  Glenn Whelan could sign for City if Mark Hughes signs Lee Cattermole from Sunderland.  The Irish Independant has a record for being reliable with it's football news. Whelan a regular this season but would be most vulnerable if Cattermole was recruited. Stoke are understoo [...]

Ciana a City Player reports

Further to the news we posted yesterday concerning City's interest in Lazio defender  Michael Ciani. Today reports are suggesting the deal has been completed with Ciani becoming Hughton second signing of the window for 2.5 million euros. (£2058572.50)     Below is the English Translation of the Italian web site arti [...]

Ex City Striker Simeon Jackson

City old boy Simeon Jackson is wanted by Charlton  on a permanent deal with the former Norwich striker wanting an exit from Eintracht Braunschweig. The Addicks would like a permanent deal for the 26-year-old, who signed on a free transfer from the Canaries to join the Bundesliga outfit in the summer.

Michael Ciani in Talks Rumour

According to early reports we have recieved City are believed to be in advanced talks with French Cnteral Defender Michael Ciani, who currently plays for Lazio. with will add to this report as we recieve any details

Toivonen Going French

According to Talksport  long-term City target Ola Toivonen is on the verge of joining French side Rennes, according to Dutch newspaper AD. Toivonen came close to transferring to Norwich from PSV Eindhoven last summer but eventually rejected the chance to move to Carrow Road.  But talks between the player and PSV have broken down and h [...]

Monday Mulling

Now the dust has settled and 3 big points in the bag, many can breathe a little sigh of relief, but don't caught up too much in basking in the light from a win.  While a reasonable showing it still wasn't that convincing, old flaws are still there. Had  Jelavic's effort hit another inch or so the other side, it may have been [...]

Lennon Denies Two Rumours

Neil Lennon has poured cold water on two media stories which invole him.   first he denies there is anything in the rumour linking him to City's Robert Snodgrass.  It was suggested that the Bhoys are keen on bringing the Glasgow-born forward back home. Lennon commented when questioned after yesterdays game at Motherwell. &q [...]

Not a Classic..But Improvement Get's The Rewards

Although I along with several thousand other City followers would like Hughton to leave, I am resigned to the fact that this probably isn't going to happen.  For whatever reason the Board seem content on carrying on with him at the helm.  It must be difficult for the man knowing many on the terraces want you gone plus with names bei [...]

End of the Journey, Time for a Different Captain on the Good Ship Canary

I never want my team to lose any game, so I won't be wishing for that to happen this afternoon in yet another must win game for Chris Hughton and his men.  There has been too much of sneaking a win, when  it is vital, we then go back to limping to the next one.  ... This has to be stopped and stopped tonight, whatever the res [...]

Celtic Want Snodgrass According to Reports up North

I don't know if I have missed something or this is the first news of Celtic wanting Robert Snodgrass. apparently Neil Lennon (Celtic Boss) was at Craven Cottage the scene of the lastest debacle to run the eye over Lifelong Celtic fan Snodgrass. This is the first I have seen of it but the Daily Record seems to imply that some form of story h [...]

Apparently Di Matteo is on The List

Not wish to simply rehash other's stories or copy other sites leads in this, but I just had to say something about the Sportsdirect article today.   One where they have a senior City source, who has spilled the beans on who could be City's next manager if Chris Hughton fails. the article says:    "Roberto D [...]

Danny Guthrie as Hughton seeks Midfielder

It looks like Hughton is looking to continue with a  tend in football, when a manager is in trouble they very often get players in they know well and have worked with in the past.  Recently Paul Lambert did exactly this with Grant Holt,  Hughton also with Jonas Gutierrez,  now he is looking at another ex Newcastle player who h [...]

Embarrassed Then and Not Now ?

Let me take you back a few weeks  14 league games ago  Tuesday 8th October, Michael Bailey wrote in The Pink Un  that McNally was reported to have said at a fans forum meeting that he was; "I’m not happy about being 18th; I’m embarrassed by it " A look at the league table for that day (Oct 8th) see City si [...]

What a Disappointment To Hear

So Chris Hughton’s position as Norwich City manager is secure as long as the club do not fall in to the bottom three in the Barclays Premier League, so David McNally has said.  This to me is a huge disappointment, that shows no care of the type of football we are playing, no care or thought for the long suffering supporters and none [...]

That is More than Enough ...

That surely is enough now.  It reminds me of the Burnley game a few seasons ago, when the last Irish Full Back manager was sacked.   Darel Russell in his comments said the team has no identity, no leadership, a team of strangers.  Hughton's team was said to have no identity last season as many were Paul Lambert's purch [...]

A Loan Deal It is ..Then

For all the media attention and hype it is only a loan deal that brings Jonas Gutierrez to Norfolk at least it  for the rest of the season. Just left wondering why a loan deal and not a permanent transfer ?     Now a dam good central Defender please, one who has decent speed and doen't lose his concentration so easil [...]

Cedric Bakambu

Reports suggest  City could compete with Newcastle United for Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu. Reports in France in the last few days suggest that Newcastle could be leading the chase to sign Bakambu, who has scored four goals this term, but SportsDirect News understands that Norwich manager Chris Hughton is ready to try his luck with a bid [...]

Swansea Increase Interest in Pilkington

According to various sources, Swansea are preparing to pick up on their interest in City's Anthony Pilkington.  The Mirror says that Swansea are prepared to pay either a small fee or take Pilkington on loan.   In other words Swansea want a freebie. Pilks is expected to be back in training on Monday following a long spell out wit [...]

Gutierrez. Rumoured £3 million Deal

In a slight re-hash of earlier article concerning Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez and his tweets the Daily Mail now adds  a or their  price that will bring the midfielder to Carrow Road.  They estimate that £3 million will get the player. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2538275/Jonas-Gutierrez-bids-fond-fa [...]

Is He Norwich Bound

It looks like City's rumoured target, Jonas Gutierrez is leaving Newcastle or  so it would seem from the Argentine’s tweets on Saturday night.  Gutierrez still has 18 months to run on his contract at St James’s Park, making just two appearances for Alan Pardew this season. It was rumoured that Gutierrez was a target fo [...]

Andrea Ranocchia

A little rumour finding it's way over to Norfolk is that City have expressed an interest in Andrea Ranocchia from Inter Milan, below is the article translated by good old Google.   It would appear that City are not good enough for the player to interested. Anything that outlined the future of Andrea Ranocchia, Inter defender bound [...]

Wessi no Request

'I am over the moon. I always wanted to sign a new deal and the club have given me the opportunity to sign a long-term deal here. I couldn't be happier,' Hoolahan said on the club's official website, www.canaries.co.uk. 'I am here until 2015, I have been here for four years and that would take me to seven. 'I have really [...]

City wait on Zaha

According to reports City are among the clubs waiting for Manchester Utd to allow Wilfried Zaha to come out and play., the lad had hardly kicked a ball in anger since his move from Palace.  I have seen him a couple of times and agree he is a great talent but appeared to be a little scared of going into tackles.  A friend of this site wh [...]

What Does the Fox Say

No strange stupid noises,  just a pure masterclass in his passing abilities, gaining him the bottle of champers.  But his top drawer display  has left many fans thinking the manager must give him a premier league start, Hughton stopped well short of saying anything of the kind; preferring to harp on about how tough it has been for [...]

Sheffield Utd away if we Get Past Fulham ....

City have been drawn away to Sheffield Utd in the next round of the FA Cup. there is just the small matter of beating Fulham at Craven Cottage.  A place where we have not been to lucky at suffering relegation there under Nigel Worthington and Cjris Hughton kicking off his managership with a thumping there.   So City have to do what [...]

I Don't Know of a Bid..Does Not mean There Has not Been One

So Hughton is unaware of any bids for our Wessi, it doesn't mean there hasn't been one,  but only that Hughton doesn't know, I could imagine that he was very much involved in preparation for Saturday's game and would not want to be sidetracked with news of such a pathetic bid, especially from an ex manager. So in my eyes it [...]

Not the Answer

He may have been a favourite in his playing days, he was one of mine, he may have had some success in his managerial career so far,  He may be a lot of City fans favourite, but he really isn't the answer  or the manager we need.   A writer on the DailyMail has said that Mackay is poised ready to take over from Chris Hugh [...]

Abdisalam Ibrahim..Denies Rumour

Abdisalam Ibrahim has been on twitter to deny he is a hotel in Norwich, seems as if a local newspaper was a little wide of the mark..

Ayala A Wanted Man

Daniel Ayala is a wanted man, with his loan period at Middlebro is soon to expire but Boro Boss Aitor Karanka wants to keep his fellow Spaniard at the Riverside Stadium beyond his current 93-day loan which is due to expire on January 25. Ayala has started in 10 Championship matches and scored three goals for the club as Boro's fortunes have [...]

The Mill Starts with : Abdisalam Ibrahim

Abdisalam Ibrahim (22)  midfielder from Manchester City . thought to be already staying local ready for further talks with City.  A Norwegian footballer born in Somalia, likened to Patrick Vieira. Earlier reports suggested that the player was on his way to France, he has attracted the attention of St Ettiene, Toulouse, Lorient and Lil [...]

Ambition Free

A Quote from the Guardian Writer: Jacob Steinberg   Why are Norwich so boring? Watching Norwich City can be a forgettable experience, especially away from home. The treacherous conditions at Selhurst Park contributed to the lack of quality in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace but Chris Hughton should surely be getting more out of h [...]