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Patrick Bamford - Done Deal

So the photo floating round on twitter at lunch time was the real deal, Bamford was indeed at Carrow Road and has now signed on loan until the end of the season Bamford who played against us for Middlesboro last season will take the second domestic loan spot in the squad that was freed up with Jarvis joining permenantly, will wear the number 11 shi [...]

Weekend Transfer Rumour Roundup

It's been a busy few days for transfer rumours - so as a bit of a roundup here are all the ones from the last few days that are still possible Outs: Steven Whittaker - Reading most likely but a number of other Championship clubs apparently interested Youssouf Mulumbu - Bologna apparently interested Ins: Mame Diouf - Striker from Stoke Dwight Ga [...]

Whittaker Rumours Increase

Following on from our story about Whittaker possibly attracting the interest of Reading earlier in the week, speculation has intensified this evening with the following quote from Reading Manager Brian McDermott  “I know Steven well and he’s a good player, but he’s a Norwich player,”. “If we could get two really g [...]

Mama Diouf Rumours Gathering Pace

Both Norwich and Newcastle United are on alert about the potential availability of Mame Diouf, with Norwich believed to be very close to sealing a deal for the striker, a deal that excites me much more than the talk of Gayle and Bamford that have also been mentionned in the last day or two. The Stoke forward has been starved of game time over the p [...]

City To Hijack Gayle Deal?

The latest rumour has come from South Wales where the local press are reporting that we are potentially set to hijack Swansea's move for Dwight Gayle, a player the we have apparently been watching for some while. Swansea City have made a £7.5 million bid for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle,  and the 25-year-old front man is belie [...]

Former Canary Earnshaw Retires

Our former record signing, known well for his somersault celebrations has taken the decision to retire at the age of 34 Having scored 27 times in 42 appearances for the club in 2006-7 he went on to join Derby County one of the 12 clubs he played for in total, as well as scoring 16 goals during his 59 caps for the Welsh national team I'm sure we [...]

Loza On Loan

Neil Adams in his role as loan arranger iskeeping himself busy with the news that young striker Jamar Loza has gone out on loan to Southend until the end of the season The arrangement includes an option for Southend to take him permenantly at the end of the season Loza has made six appearances for City so far, scoring one goal, a memorable injury-t [...]

Mulumbu A Wanted Man

There seems to be a plethora of stories flying around involving Norwich City at the moment as the transfer window draws towards the end and clubs rush to get deals down. Another one that has come across our desk is the news that clubs are apparently sniffing around Youssouf Mulumbu who since recovering from his foot injury sustained in pre-sea [...]

Seems to be a lot of talk about Bamford still

First reported a few days was the news that bookies have slashed the odds on Patrick Bamford joining City from Chelsea to 1/2 Bamford made 9 substitute appearances on loan at Crystal Palace earlier in the season before deciding to cut the loan spell short HIMSELF as he was frustrated at not getting enough time on the pitch (or any goals!) The rumou [...]

Rumour: Davide Santon

Not sure how much I believe this one given that we have already signed one right back this winter, but... Norwich City are supposed to be lining up a late January swoop for Inter Milan and former Newcastle defender Davide Santon. The right-back has made just nine appearances for the Serie A side since he completed a permanent move to the San Siro f [...]

Rumour: Whittaker Off

It can hardly come as a surprise really though can it, given that the player now seemingly finds himself 4th choice right back having started the season 1st choice - the 31-year-old is now keen to move on in search of regular first-team football and a number of Championship clubs are keen to take him if he is willing to drop a division. The front r [...]

Could Yohan Benalouane Be Our Next Defensive Addition?

Well according to the rumour mill he could be on his way to try and help shore up a defence that has let in 14 goals in the last 4 games Norwich City are reportedly in 'pole position' to sign Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane, according to Tutto Mercato Webb in Italy. Benalouane is a 28 year old, 6'2' central defender who sig [...]

Another Rumour To Consider - Mame Diouf

Both Norwich and Newcastle United are on alert about the potential availability of Mame Diouf, according to the Sun yesterday The Stoke forward has been starved of game time over the past three months following compassionate leave and a niggling groin injury. The 28-year-old, who was top scorer last season, started on the left wing at the weekend a [...]

The Rumour Mill Is Back In Action

That didn't take long did it... The bookies have today slashed the odds on Patrick Bamford joining City from Chelsea to 1/2 Bamford made 9 substitute appearances on loan at Crystal Palace earlier in the season before deciding to cut the loan spell short HIMSELF as he was frustrated at not getting enough time on the pitch (or any goals!) Not sur [...]

2 Ins & 2 Outs - Who Is Next?

Outs: Harry Toffollo: Our young left back who had slipped down the pecking order whilst on loan at Rotherham has dropped a division to go to Peterborough on loan for the rest of the season where he should get better game time than the occasional U-21 fixture if he had stayed here. Gary Hooper:  He had good times and bad times, who can forget t [...]

Norwich City's Recruitment Policy

Trevor Brooking as recently been criticizing Manchester City and Chelsea for stunting England’s future by hoarding talented youngsters with no intention of playing them. Both teams have a significant number of young players out on loan. In addition their first team squads are predominantly made up of non -English players. However, perhaps Nor [...]

Liverpool Match - Starting Line Ups Confirmed

2 of the 3 new boys start for City with Klose on the bench, worryingly Martin back in the middle Rudd; Pinto, Martin (c), Bassong, Brady; Redmond, Dorrans, Howson, Hoolahan; Naismith; Mbokani SUBS: Ruddy (GK), Jerome, Jarvis, Klose, Mulumbu, Olsson, Odjidja. No Benteke in the starting line up for Liverpool Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Luc [...]

Liverpool - Squad Update

A quick note ahead of the announcement of the official line ups at 11.45 O'Neil and Wisdom will be out today, O'Neil being banned for his idiotic sending off the other week and Wisdom ineligible to face his ownders. Pinto is now rated as sharp enough to play by Alex Neil and hopefully will be in contention, as is Steven Naismith who made it [...]

Departure of a legend - RIP Tommy Bryceland

It is awith a degree of sadness that we heard this week of the death of City Hall of Fame member Tommy Bryceland at the age of 76 Whilst never having seen him play as I'm a bit too young, he was always a favourite player of many, including my dad. A skilful and intelligent inside forward, Tommy made 284 appearances for City between 1962 and 196 [...]

Well that took a while

As the title says, that took a while         . Having failed to get our man for £7m in the summer we now finally have the Naismith deal over the line for £8.5m What strikes me about Naismith (and to a lesser extent our other signings) is that they are exactly what we need - a touch of quality and, going back to the L [...]

Arise Ambassador Fry

Following hot on the heals of the news that Timm Klose ahd signed was the news of changes to the board at Carrow Road Stepehn Fry has with immediate effect stepped down from his role as a director to take up a new role as club ambassador continuing his remit to promote the club world wide. He is replaced on the board by 35-year-old former civi [...]

Klose - Done Deal

Our second defender of the transfer window is now through the door and on our books with the news that 27 year old Timm Klose has now passed his medical and subject to clearance and signed a 3.5 year deal to joing the club from Wolfsburg subject to the relevant clearances being received for an undisclosed(surprise surprise!) fee reported to be &eur [...]

Looking Forwards To Liverpool

Having seen our defence leak three goals a game at the moment it is no surprise to any of us that this has been targeted this January. The back line of Martin, Bennett, Bassong and Brady has quite frankly been poor. Martin is in a wretched place at the moment, and every home game alone we see Bassong dawdle on the ball or miss interceptions that ne [...]

A Case For A New Defence

Just seen a pretty damning statistic released today which highlights why Alex Neil is hot on the trail of at least one more defender this transfer window having alread landed Ivo Pinto "Norwich City are the only Premier League side yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in 2015/16. Porous" I knew we were bad - but that is just embarrass [...]

Timm Klose - More Talk - But Is The Deal Getting Closer?

More rumblings in the media on this deal today, ESPN reporting a fee of £8m rather than the £9.1m that was floating around earlier with the article pointing out that Klose is not a regular in the Wolfsburg team this season and wants out to get regular match time so he doesn't lose his place in the Swiss national team a sentiment I c [...]

Steven Naismith - Done Deal In The Papers...

Well according to The Scottish Sun it is anyway who report... "STEVEN NAISMITH last night agreed a deal to join Alex Neil’s Norwich City. The Scotland attacker has moved down the pecking order at Everton and the Canaries had an £8million bid for him rejected on deadline day last summer. Naismith, 29, is expected to have his medical [...]

Steven Naismith - The Saga Continues - Now Alex Neil Speaks

The will he - won't he saga continues with Steven Naismith and his potential move from Everton to Norwich rumbles on with a number of juicy quotes coming from is current manager Roberto Martinez yesterday "Everything is more or less agreed," added the former Swansea manager. "We've only had one approach from a football club w [...]

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On Loan Hooper Busy Increasing His Value

Gary Hooper is certainly doing his bit for the club with Alex Neil having confirmed at his press conference earlir in the week he was happy to let Hooper go on loan again  Hooper has now scored a brace today for Sheffield Wednesday in the lunchtime fixture taking his tally to 6 goals in the last 6 games Hopefully the club will be able to move [...]

Grabban Misses Early Norwich Reunion

Following the sale of Lewis Grabban to Bournemouth, like all other Norwich fans i'm sure we were expecting Grabban to return to haunt us today We have however struck somewhat lucky with the news that he is not in the Bournemouth 18 for the match today #afcb assistant boss: "Lewis is ill, he’s trained all week for a game he was really [...]

Bournemouth Vs Norwich - Starting Line Ups Confirmed

One change for City with Jarvis in for the suspended O'Neil No Lewis Grabban in the Bournemouth 18 Norwich TEAM: Rudd; Martin (c), Bennett, Bassong, Brady; Odjidja, Howson, Tettey, Jarvis; Hoolahan; Mbokani SUBS: Ruddy (GK), Wisdom, Jerome, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Redmond, Olsson.  

Everyone is talking about Timm Klose

Timm Klose the Swiss Centre Back is the latest player to be talked about joining Norwich with quotes coming from his agent and current club president seemingly indicating a deal a deal for in the region of £9.1m is close for the left footed centre back who plays his club football for Wolfsburg The Wolfsburg sporting director ahs this to say: [...]

Steven Naismith - The Saga Continues

The will he - won't he saga continues with Steven Naismith and his potential move from Everton to Norwich rumbles on with a number of juicy quotes coming from is current manager Roberto Martinez yesterday "Everything is more or less agreed," added the former Swansea manager. "We've only had one approach from a football club w [...]

Building for the future - Ben Godfrey

Definitely one for the future is Ben Godfrey who has finally joined the club for an initial fee of £150k with add ons in the future potentially taking the deal to just over the £1m mark Godfrey who turned 18 yesterday is seen by Neil as 'a project' and is a big lad for an 18 year old, dwarfing his new manager is the photos yeste [...]

Austin Joins Southampton

So that's another one we seem to get regularly linked to that won't be joining us with the news that Charlie Austin has gone to Southampton for £4m today There have been rumours every transfer window about Austin joining lower Premiership clubs, so it's quite pleasing he has finally so that one can be put to bed I'm always lef [...]