Player News - Norwich City

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Matt Jarvis will look to re-start a floundering career at Carrow Road where he will join a Norwich City attack that could use some help.

West Ham have been busy all summer adding players who are now presumably ahead of Jarvis in the queue for playing time. In Victor Moses, Dimitri Payet, Mickail Antonio, Alex Song, and Angelo Ogbonna the Hammers have an entire new midfield's worth of players to add to the ones remaining from last season. Jarvis hasn't been very good since his move to East London and maybe a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered. He's probably not worth a waiver claim in draft leagues at this point but he's at least worth looking at to see if his new surroundings help get things moving once he returns from his thigh injury.
Sep 1 - 3:40 PM

Norwich City have made room on their roster for new forward signings by loaning under-performing Ricky van Wolfswinkle to Real Betis for a season.

It hasn't gone well for van Wolfswinkle since his debut goal in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season. He was loaned out to St. Etienne last season and didn't fare much better there. He will now try his luck in Spain with Real Betis. You have to think that Alex Neil and company have pretty much given up on the player given their need for a forward.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 31 - 7:29 PM

Norwich’s excellent away record shuddered to a halt at Southampton, leaving question marks as to whether they are equipped to face the demands of a long, hard Premier League season…

The optimistic will point to right-back Steven Whittaker’s (soft) sending off after half an hour. Plus, Southampton looked a different animal having shed the weight of the Europa League. But the fact that eight of the Norwich starting line-up were involved in the relegation of two season ago is a worry. For all their defensive organisation and tidy midfield play, they lack cutting edge. Manager Alex Neil has been trying to add a striker all summer – bids for Stoke’s Jon Walters and Wolves’ Benik Afoe are the latest to fall on deaf ears. Early season star performers Nathan Redmond was nullified and Wes Hoolahan forsaken in the re-shuffle after Whittaker’s red card. And once that happens, this Norwich side don’t have a lot more to offer but honesty and endeavour. The next couple of days could be make or break for the Canaries…
Source: bbc.co.uk
Aug 31 - 5:17 AM

Ricky van Wolfswinkel hadn't scored for the Canaries since his debut two seasons ago but he scored late to give the club a 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Rochdale.

To say that the Dutch forward has been a massive disappointment would be understating things in a big way. After a dismal first season at Carrow Road he was shipped off to St. Etienne in France for last season where he was equally uninspiring. It certainly doesn't redeem his first two years but he and Alex Neil will be happy that he came through on this day as he put the Canaries through to the third round of the Capital One Cup after Jonny Howson opened the scoring for Norwich City.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 25 - 5:40 PM

Norwich still looking for their first home win, but leave their managed convinced they ‘deserve to be at this level’…

Boss Alex Neil will be quietly concerned about Norwich’s home form. Or, at least results. Since taking over in January, Neil is unbeaten in 13 away games but has just 1pt from home matches v Crystal Palace and Stoke. He will know how important home form is to so-called smaller clubs and Bournemouth up next looks a big opportunity to lay the ghost before stiffer challenges ahead. Still, another good performance saw them leave the pitch bemoaning the performance of Stoke keeper Jack Butland. Robbie Brady created six chances from left-back – more than anyone else this weekend – and Nathan Redmond added another assist. That’s five goals and five assists in his last eight matches, justifying his PL status.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Aug 24 - 3:40 AM

Russell Martin scored the Canaries lone goal but it could have been more as Jack Butland saved Stoke City from a loss at Carrow Road where the scored ended 1-1.

Nathan Redmond, scorer of a goal in each of the season's first two matches, turned provider as he flicked on to Martin who put his shot through Jack Butland's legs to equalize. Stoke City had gone ahead on a goal from Mame Diouf who scored from debutant Xherdan Shaqiri's free kick. It took an exceptional effort from Butland to keep Stoke City level. The Canaries will apparently be no push-overs this time around in the Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 22 - 2:42 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 PL.com 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.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Aug 18 - 10:51 AM

Nathan Redmond scored for the second consecutive weekend and Norwich won comfortably 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Two weeks in and Nathan Redmond and Norwich have both looked right at home in the Premier League. The Canaries didn't get a result against Crystal Palace last weekend but they played well in large stretches and could have had a draw with better refereeing. This weekend the luck was with them with a Russell Martin goal that was essentially a deflection opening the scoring. Steven Whittaker scored a great goal from a give and go with Wes Hoolahan and Redmond put the icing on the cake. Duncan Watmore scored a late consolation goal for the home team to prevent a Norwich clean sheet.
Aug 15 - 12:16 PM

Norwich could be about to pull off a major transfer coup by signing Colombian World Cup star Juan Fernando Quintero from Portuguese giants Porto…

The 22-year-old star – who can play at center-forward or in the number 10 role – was voted MVP at the 2013 South American Championships. This led to speculation linking him with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, but his career has lost a little momentum with Porto and he is thought to want a move to the Premier League to regain impetus. Norwich have apparently offered Quintero a two-deal, with several Italian clubs (Chievo among them) also lodging bids. Norwich will start the season with Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban in the forward positions. The two scored 30 goals between them last term, but the addition of genuine quality is still on the agenda. With Quintero fitting the bill…
Aug 6 - 5:30 AM

Norwich fans can expect a bold approach to their Premier League campaign, but ultimately unhappy ending…

According to the Boot Room fan site, Norwich will tackle the upcoming season with a positive 4-4-2 formation. Relying on strikers Cameron Jerome, Lewis Grabban and central midfielder – and Player of the Year – Bradley Johnson to repeat their goal scoring heroics of last season. The predicted line-up in front of John Ruddy is a back four of: Steven Whittaker, Sebastian Bassong, Russell Martin and Martin Ollson. A central midfield two of Johnathan Howson and Bradley Johnson, with Nathan Redmond on the right, and Robbie Brady on the left. With Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban up top. Just five points are predicted from the Canaries opening six matches v Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Stoke, Southampton, Bournemouth and Liverpool. And relegation forecast come May 2016. If only it was that easy…
Aug 5 - 7:43 AM

Norwich have reignited their interest in Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani after the club slashed their initial valuation…

We know Norwich boss Alex Neil likes a bargain. The haggling over the price of Robbie Brady dragged on for weeks – although Norwich paid Hull’s £7 million valuation in the end. But Neil has his poker face on again, trying to secure the services of DR Congo international striker Dieumerci Mbokani. Norwich lodged an opening bid of £4.3m, which Dynamo Kiev dismissed valuing the 29-year-old at £8.5m. At that point the deal seemed dead, with Alex Neil picking up his chips and leaving the table. But Kiev chief Sergei Rebrov has since dropped the price to £6m, suggesting an agreement can be reached. Mbokani scored 13 goals in his first season with Kiev, following his £7.7m transfer from Anderlecht. But failed to hold down a first team spot last season and is keen to try his luck in the Premier League.
Source: Daily Star
Aug 4 - 4:45 AM

Norwich City used goals from Wes Hoolahan and Cameron Jerome to defeat Championship side Brentford, 2-1, but the bigger story is that Youssouf Mulumbu made an early exit with an injury.

No details on the severity or even the exact location of the injury for Mulumbu, but it appeared to be an ankle issue. It happened with just ten minutes remaining in the contest. It would be a major blow to the Canaries should one of their key summer signings need to miss any time. Robbie Brady made his first start for his new club and the XI looked pretty close to what we should expect to see next weekend. The biggest question mark is at striker, where Lewis Grabban started today and through most of a productive preseason while Cameron Jerome, thought to be the preferred option has been working his way in gradually from an injury layoff. Perhaps Grabban has earned a Week 1 start, but with Jerome scoring in a substitute role today, expect the latter to reclaim the job relatively soon.

Norwich manager Alex Neil leaves a string of big-hitters on the bench for the final friendly before the business gets under way for real…

Several expected first choice starters were left out for the final friendly v Brentford. The Championship side who only narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League themselves, will provide solid opposition in the final tune up for the real business gets underway. But new loan signing from Liverpool Andre Wisdom was left on the bench with last season’s star performers Cameron Jerome, Alex Tettey and Nathan Redmond. Strikers Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper were left out completely. New signing Robbie Brady starts at left-back in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Wes Hoolahan in the ‘number 10’ role behind lone striker Lewis Grabban.
Aug 1 - 10:13 AM

Andre Wisdom has joined Norwich on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

Wisdom recently signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool but the club have decided to send him on loan to Norwich so he can gain valuable Premier League experience. Liverpool see Wisdom as part of their future but have put an emphasis on getting him experience at age 22. Wisdom has 24 appearances at West Brom last season and will look to improve on that number at Norwich.
Source: Liverpool FC
Jul 29 - 2:54 PM

Norwich boss Alex Neil is stepping up his search for a striker, making an approach for Italian club Cesena’s Gregoire Defrel…

Following the successful signing of Robbie Brady – YES! It’s done! Possibly the most drawn-out negotiations in the history of professional football, has ended in a £7m fee and three-year deal for the former Hull winger. Norwich are now on the lookout for a striker, with Frenchman Gregoire Defrel taking the eye. The 24-year-old hitman was score nine goals in Serie A last season despite his team Cesena going down. So far Bologna, Palermo and Sassuolo (no, me neither) has placed bids – thought to be around £5m – but according to reports in Italy, Norwich now head the queue. Southampton and Everton are keeping tabs on the situation but Norwich’s need is arguably greater, with PL flops Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper and the untried Lewis Grabban their only alternative to Cameron Jerome.
Source: Talksport
Jul 29 - 11:17 AM


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