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Wesley Hoolahan | Midfielder

Team: Norwich City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 157

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil confirmed midfielder Wes Hoolahan is fit for the weekend after sustaining a minor heel injury in Week 8.
The knock affected Hoolahan's participation for Ireland during the international break, but Neil said he has not shown any signs of slowing down in training. "What happened was the game at home against Leicester when he came off in the first half we assessed him and he had a knock at the back of his heel but it was literally a kick, some swelling at the back of his heel. It settled down and he managed to play for Ireland and trained with us this morning." Oct 15 - 12:05 PM

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Wes Hoolahan again proved there is life after 30 in the battle of the promoted teams…

If there was a vote for player of the season now – and perhaps Man City were excluded – Wes Hoolahan would be right up there. The 33-year-old midfielder has been at the centre of everything good Norwich have done this season. A goal and another assist – his fourth of the campaign – capped a dominant display v Bournemouth. He perhaps won’t always be afforded the time and space he enjoyed on Saturday, but at just £5m he is surely deserving of more than the 2.6% take up by managers so far. The key will be selecting him for the right games. Away to Man City, no. But at home to mid-table and below, he looks great value.
Sep 14 - 9:30 AM

Wesley Hoolahan played well in Norwich's 3-1 win over Bournemouth today.

Hoolahan assisted on the first and scored the second for Norwich in their impressive victory over Bournemouth today. Norwich were in control from start to finish and were up 3-0 by the 67th minute with goals from Cameron Jerome, Matt Jarvis, and Hoolahan. Steve Cook returned one from a corner kick late for Bournemouth, but it wasn't enough and his team will go home with zero points. With the win, Norwich climb up to 8th place and look primed to avoid relegation.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 12 - 7:43 PM

Norwich’s Wes Hoolahan has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water, delivering three assists in his opening two matches…

Not many were looking at Wes Hoolahan as making big splash in the PL this season. Just 1.3% of managers invested the £5.0m required. But after three assists and 15pts from two matches, that might change in the coming weeks. Nathan Redmond’s impressive start (17pts) was more widely predicted – twice as many managers took the plunge. His goal at the weekend made it five in his last six and the freedom of their two most creative players in a 4-5-1 formation will be key to Norwich success this season. Particularly on the road. The Canary’s 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light might be put down to Sunderland’s ineptitude, but Alex Neil’s side are now unbeaten in 13 away matches since he took the reins in January. With Stoke and Bournemouth at home and a trip to Southampton in their next three, both Redmond and Hoolahan are worth a look.
Aug 18 - 10:51 AM

Wes Hoolahan is on a collision course with Norwich as the City midfielder looks to go against the wishes of his club and play in the upcoming internationals despite injury.

The newly promoted Canaries were hoping Hoolahan would rest during the close season to help aid his recovery from a niggling knee problem – believed to be a tendon at the back – ready for the BPL opener in August. However the midfielder has made himself available for the friendly against England and more importantly for Martin O'Neill, the Euro qualifier with Scotland in a refreshing twist on the club versus country row. Marc Wilson, Shane Long, Stephen Ward, Aiden McGeady, Jon Walters and Paul McShane all sat out of the first training session but none are thought to be carrying serious injuries.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 2 - 2:46 AM

Wes Hoolahan scored in the 3rd minutes against the team he wanted to move to in January but Villa came back and scored four unanswered first half goals for a 4-1 loss on the day.

While Norwich City remain outside of the relegation zone in 15th place they are only 4 points out of danger and 18th place Sunderland have two matches in hand. In addition to their fading fortunes, the Canaries face a well-documented murderer's row of opponents - Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal - to close the season. With only six matches remaining before that ugly stretch starts, Chris Houghton's men had better start picking up some points or they will be playing in the Championship next season.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Despite putting in a transfer request at Norwich, Wes Hoolahan will return to their matchday squad this weekend as they host Manchester City.

Norwich will likely play Leroy Fer in the number 10 role against City. Hoolahan wasn't allowed to join Aston Villa in the recent transfer window, but if there truly is no bad blood, he will give them a creative option as the look to avoid relegation.
Source: SkySports
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Wes Hoolahan earned plaudits from manager Giovanni Trapattoni after Ireland's 3-0 win against the Faroe Islands. "He was fantastic, as he was in the last game. He has a good personality, he's creative, but he also pressed as well, which is very important."

Kudos to Hoolahan, who is showing his potential. But he's also showing his fantasy limitations. He's the guy behind the guy behind the guy. He earned Trapattoni's praise, but didn't score (Robbie Keane got a hat trick) or assist any of Ireland's goals.
Source: TeamTalk
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Or is he? Wes Hoolahan finally makes his first Ireland start, but is put as a deep-lying playmaker, rather than his favoured number 10 role, off the the striker.

Hoolahan had a good season for Norwich, but one that didn't translate into great fantasy returns. A good showing for country could only help his chances of starting next season as one of the Canaries' star men. Having Ricky van Wolfswinkel around to finish chances should help too.
Source: ESPN FC
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:44:00 PM