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Player News - Norwich City

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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

Statistics suggest that Norwich winger Nathan Redmond could be one of the surprise packages of next season…

According to the numbers, 21-year-old Redmond has what it takes to be next season’s Danny Ings, Charlie Austin or Jamie Vardy. Norwich will be hoping that doesn’t mean they get relegated and lose Redmond to a bigger club, as in the case of Ings and Austin. Rather he steps up to the challenge, proves himself in the PL and forces his way England squad a la Vardy. Redmond featured in 46 Championship matches last season, scoring six goals and providing an outstanding 13 assists (only bettered by one player in the division). Redmond also scored well on key passes - totaling 104 key passes in all (joint third in the division) and created 117 chances for teammates. That’s one every 28 minutes, in case you were wondering. If Norwich are to emulate the achievements of Leicester, they will need a couple of individuals to stand up and be counted and with these numbers, Redmond looks the most likely.
Source: oulala.co.uk
Jun 23 - 2:30 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu has found a home in the Premier League at Norwich after being released by West Brom at the end of last season.

Mulumbu's recent time at West Brom was very much up and down with the shifts in managers. The arrival of Tony Pulis, plus the acquisitions of Craig Gardner and Darren Fletcher, saw his star fade at the Hawthorns. That doesn't mean that Mulumbu doesn't still have a place in the Premier League and a newly promoted side like Norwich who needs experienced hands to try to keep them up without breaking the budget sounds like the perfect landing spot. Mulumbu should be a consistent starter at Norwich and do well in fantasy formats that reward tackles won and passes intercepted. He will be far less interesting in other formats.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 22 - 12:41 PM

Norwich manager Alex Neil has reported made Celtic’s Dutch centre back Virgil van Dijk his priority transfer target this summer…

The Under 21 international has attracted the attention of several PL clubs during an impressive two seasons with SPL Champions Celtic, scoring nine goal in 71 appearances. Sunderland were thought to be favourites for his signature offering striker Steven Fletcher in the opposite direction, but the deal has stalled over Fletcher’s wage demands. This could leave the door open for Norwich with a fee of around £8 million thought to be required. Manager Alex Neil will know van Dijk from his time in charge of Hamilton Accies and has made him his number one transfer target ahead of his sides’ return to the PL. The possible fly in the ointment is the lure of the Champions League, so any move might be dependent on Celtic’s fate in the qualifying rounds.
Source: Scottish Sun
Jun 20 - 12:26 PM

Norwich have targeted defensive midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu to link-up with his former West Brom teammate Graham Dorrans.

Dorrans made a big impression while on loan last season, starting 12 matches and scoring three times in the sensational Championship run-in that saw Norwich beaten just twice in their last 19 matches. The move has since been made permanent with Mulumbu seen as an ideal addition to strengthen the midfield. Fans’ favorite Mulumbu made 195 appearances for the Baggies, but just ten last season and has been released by the club. One Norwich player in particular will have memories of Mulumbu’s combative style – Gary O’Neil, then at West Ham, was accused of stamping on Mulumbu’s toes during a match. Which led to Mulumbu kicking the ball at O’Neil at close range and getting a Red Card. He has since apologized via social media, but perhaps should choose a peg at the opposite end of the dressing room.
Jun 12 - 12:59 PM

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

The club announced that Mulumbu wouldn't be retained for the 2015-16 season.

The club wished Mulumbu and fellow released players Chris Baird and Jason Davidson well in their future endeavors following their releases after the final match of the season. None of the three appeared likely to play a significant role next season as Tony Pulis looks to continue re-shaping the roster to suit his style of play. Mulumbu may find interest from among the newly promoted sides.
Source: espnfc.com
May 26 - 10:50 AM

After picking up an injury while at the African Cup of Nations, Youssouf Mulumbu is close to full health and could feature in the Baggies' Week 26 match at Sunderland.

Tony Pulis has a lot of central midfield options to choose from between Craig Gardner, Claudio Yacob, Mulumbu, Darren Fletcher, and James Morrison. Given that the other four are fully fit, it seems unlikely that Pulis will rush Mulumbu back. A bench role in Week 26 and then a battle for playing time with the rest of the group is very much in Mulumbu's future.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 20 - 3:36 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu will have a scan today after the West Brom midfielder was stretchered off during DR Congo's disappointing goalless draw against Cape Verde on Thursday in the African Cup of Nations.

Mulumbu was said to have felt pain in his hamstring and any tear at this stage of the tournament would certainly end his involvement in the competition. This latest setback - his third muscular problem of the season having already missed games in September and December - will be a concern for new baggies boss Tony Pulis who will see Mulumbu as a pivotal part of his side’s chances of Premier League survival. With Georgios Samaras, Sebastian Blanco and Silvestre Varela moving during the window and with the club open to offers for summer signing Brown Ideye all of a sudden the squad is beginning to look a little stretched although there was better news regarding Jonas Olsson [Achilles] who is expected to return to training next.
Jan 23 - 11:22 AM

He certainly ins't the biggest name out there but it wasn't long ago that Mulumbu had a huge phantom point week for the Baggies.

Having recovered from his hamstring issue that kept him out for West Brom's Week 4 capitulation to Everton Youssouf Mulumbu is available again. "Available" doesn't exactly fill you with confidence that he'll be ready to go and a trip to White Hart Lane doesn't scream "pick me" either. If you are in an auction/draft format then you might be very happy to see the Baggies' midfielder enforcer returning to the line-up.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu became the third West Bromich Albion player to pick-up an injury during this international break when the midfielder limped off after just 21 minutes of his country’s home defeat to Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying competition.

Mulumbu joins Ben Foster and Graham Dorrans who have returned to club for further assessment and treatment. Although the severity of his hamstring injury is not yet known the DR Congo captain is now a serious doubt for next weekend’s British Premier League match-up with Everton. However coach Alan Irvine was able to provide a positive update on the injured pair who returned from England and Scotland duty respectively - goalkeeper Foster jarred his thumb but fortunately "There isn’t a lot of swelling or bleeding," a good indicator that the injury is not serious while Dorrans has a bruised heel which should settle down in 3/4 days "I will be surprised if he has still got problems [for game week four]." The trio will be monitored closely over the next 72 hours.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Not ordinarily a fantasy stand-out, Youssouf Mulumbu put up 18 points in the Yahoo format despite only 3 in the PL.com game as West Brom got a clean sheet.

It's hard to say how many clean sheets the Baggies will get this year but if Joel Ward All-Star Youssouf Mulumbu continues to put up great phantom point numbers like he did in Week 2, they'll definitely have more than expected. With eight tackles won, six passes intercepted and a blocked shot he got to 18 fantasy points in the Yahoo format despite not getting credit for the clean sheet as a midfielder and not scoring any attacking-related points. Strong effort from the holding midfielder.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Joseph Yobo scored an own goal as Nigeria were eliminated from the World Cup by France.

Nigeria started the game well and pressed France early on but failed to capitalize on their chances. They even scored a beautiful goal that was correctly taken back for an offside. They were simply outmatched in the second half and couldn't create enough pressure to threaten Hugo Lloris. The Nigerians should be going home with their heads up, as they performed better than most anticipated and made it out of the group stages.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Nigeria Starting XI: Enyeama, Yobo (c), Ambrose, Musa, Odemwingie, Emenike, Mikel, Moses, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Omeruo.

Joseph Yobo captains Nigeria in a big test versus red-hot France. Nigeria qualified for the round of 16 even after losing their last game against Argentina but the African nation faces an equally tough opponent in France.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Tony Pulis has been linked with a move to bring relegated Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy to Crystal Palace.

With Julian Speroni getting older (he's 35) and Crystal Palace winning matches by such a fine margin, it makes sense that Tony Pulis would want to have two goalkeepers worthy of being a #1. To that end, he has been linked with Norwich's John Ruddy who did as well as could be expected given the defense in front of him this past season. This is hardly a done deal but it is a rumor that makes sense.
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:52:00 AM



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