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Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson | Defensemen

Team: Norwich City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 181

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil remains hopeful that left-back Martin Olsson will be ready for the new season after undergoing surgery in May to remedy a persistent shoulder problem.
Olsson has established himself as a first team regular since moving from Blackburn Rovers for $4.5 million 2 years ago and started all but three in the league last season [suspended in August following a push on a referee] and was pivotal in helping the Canaries maintain one of the best defensive records in the division. Olsson also chipped in with a goal plus 5-assists to accompany his 13 clean sheets and the Sweden international could be worth some serious consideration for those looking for a bargain. Norwich entertain Crystal Palace at home in the opener and have a favourable set of fixtures to follow including the likes of Sunderland, Stoke and AFC Bournemouth. Jul 3 - 4:32 PM

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With Norwich dropping out of the Premier League, there will likely be multiple clubs interested in the services of Martin Olsson and West Ham are the first to be linked.

Any rumors coming out of Upton Park have to be taken with a grain of salt given the chaos surrounding Sam Allardyce's position as the manager. While Olsson would be a solid acquisition that would fit with Big Sam's player profile it isn't clear that that is who will be calling the transfer shots for the Hammers this summer.
Thu, May 22, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Norwich City were able to pull off a surprising 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, providing a glimmer of hope to avoid relegation.

Norwich would need a win over Arsenal next weekend while Sunderland would have to lose both of their remaining games in order for the Canaries to stay up. It is a tall task but Arsenal will not have much to play for having secured 4th place in the table and while Sunderland are much improved of late, consecutive losses would not come as a complete shock. Norwich will know Wednesday night if they will have a chance on Sunday as the Black Cats host West Brom. Martin Olsson provided the closest chance to scoring today, as he broke free into the area only to be taken down by John Terry but no penalty was given. Normally in defense, he played a midfield role today.
Sun, May 4, 2014 01:19:00 PM

Martin Olsson is expected to be available for Norwich's match on Saturday.

Olsson is dealing with a shoulder injury which may require surgery after the season but he is expected to finish off the season first. Olsson is one of the better defenders playing this weekend and Norwich's recent home record suggests he can be a good fantasy option.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Martin Olsson is considered doubtful for Norwich City's clash against Stoke City with a shoulder injury.

The shoulder problem is considered fairly serious and Olsson will have to undergo surgery at the end of the season. The club believes he can play through the problem for the time being and they need him as they find themselves in a relegation battle. If Olsson can play on Saturday, he will be a good option for fantasy managers as he is one of Norwich's better defenders.
Source: Sportsmole
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Norwich City were able to lean on a strong defensive performance to help earn them a point while their attack continued to underperform in a 0-0 affair with Manchester City.

Norwich had a goal waived off in the first half on a Gary Hooper rebound shot but he was ruled offside. The Canaries seemed to pick up on the Sky Blues lack of attacking punch early and focused on possession, but they did not necessarily park the bus. They were gunning for three points and almost got there in the final minutes, but Man City were able to stop the flurry. Martin Olsson now has a clean sheet after supplying an assist last week and is looking the most appealing of any of their defenders. They are level on points now with West Ham United - their next opponent.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 12:42:00 PM