The Latest Norwich FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018
- Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:17:17 +0000: Teemu Pukki scores twice for rampant Norwich in thrashing of Bolton - Norwich City | The Guardian
It would be hard to imagine a more emphatic reaction to a setback. Norwich recorded their joint-biggest win of the season, reclaimed the lead in the Championship less than 72 hours after losing it and delivered the kind of elegant evisceration that serves as a statement. In leapfrogging Leeds they also surpassed their points total for last season, and made Wednesday’s defeat at Preston look an anomaly.
“It was important to respond,” said the Norwich manager, Daniel Farke. “It was a top-class performance.”Continue reading...
- Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:09:06 +0000: Championship roundup: Harrison and Jansson take Leeds back to summit - Norwich City | The Guardian
• Leeds beat Swansea while Norwich slip to defeat at Preston
• Sheffield United edge Middlesbrough, Villa lose at Brentford
The constant shifting at the top of the Championship shows no sign of abating after Leeds returned to the top with a 2-1 win over Swansea at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side had leapfrogged Norwich at the summit on Saturday after their draw at Middlesbrough, only to see the Canaries skip past them again with a win over Ipswich Town on Sunday.
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- Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:26:59 +0000: Ipswich manager Paul Lambert sees red as Teemu Pukki puts Norwich on top - Norwich City | The Guardian
The most galling aspect of a torrid match for Paul Lambert may be that by the end it was the Norwich supporters singing his name. Eight years ago they would do that in tribute to the consecutive promotions he brought them; this time the tunes were laced with ridicule, and the travails of his increasingly desperate Ipswich team were far from the only material at hand.
It will take some turnaround in both teams’ fortunes if this fixture is to be contested next season but the game itself, an ultimately routine win that slightly flattered Norwich but put them two points clear at the top of the Championship, will be remembered less vividly than the flashpoint that erupted in first-half stoppage time.Continue reading...
- Sat, 09 Feb 2019 13:58:20 +0000: Ipswich’s Paul Lambert: ‘If you can galvanise this place, it will be unbelievable’ - Norwich City | The Guardian
Ipswich Town’s manager is under no illusions as he returns to Carrow Road to face his former charges
This seems an appropriate time for Paul Lambert to be talking about self‑confidence. He is sitting in his office at Ipswich’s training ground and remembering how not even an uncompromising apprenticeship in Glasgow could prepare him for what he faced when, in 1996, he entered a “hard as nails” dressing room at Borussia Dortmund.
“Before I went there I wasn’t as strong as I am now,” he says. “It changed my entire outlook. Big, big players and I became one of them.”
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- Sat, 02 Feb 2019 19:54:01 +0000: Leeds United 1-3 Norwich City: Championship – as it happened - Norwich City | The Guardian
Leeds were outplayed by Norwich on their own patch, and knocked off the top of the Championship table as a result.
And that’s that, on the day Norwich go top at the expense of Leeds. Paul Doyle was our man at Elland Road. Enjoy his report. Night night!
Farke speaks! “It was a close game. They started well, but I think it was totally deserved that we led at half time. On the counter we had better chances. We had some problems with our pressing and we spoke about it at half-time. It was totally better in the second half. We didn’t give them once chance. We are annoyed to concede a goal in the last minute from a corner that was not a corner! During the second half we controlled the game. I am pretty pleased.”
Bielsa, whose side have lost five of their last seven, talks: “We couldn’t take our positive moments in the first half hour. We made mistakes in front of our box and helped Norwich to make chances. After they scored, it was hard for us to recover the ball. The way Norwich used the ball in the second half made it difficult for us. It was hard to play deep and attack constantly. This is an indication that the team is not doing very well right now.”
So that’s taken Norwich top of the table on goal difference. Norwich and Leeds both have 57 points, in the automatic promotion places and ahead of Sheffield United, three points behind in third. West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and in-form Bristol City take up the rest of the play-off places. It’s going to be one heck of a run-in!
Speaking of composure, Krul went looking for Bamford after the final whistle. A shove in the chest, followed by a lunge with his head that thankfully didn’t connect. Not sure what that was all about. Krul ended up having a barney with his team-mate Zimmermann, too, as the big defender tried to pull his keeper away from bother and get him calmed down. Imagine what he’d have been like had Norwich lost.
Leeds had plenty of possession, but Norwich were by far the superior side. Composed and clinical. The Canaries replace the hosts at the top of the Championship, and on this form will take some stopping.
90 min +3: Leeds spend a bit of time inside the Norwich half, but never look like finding the killer pass that’d set up a very surreal final 60 seconds.
Bamford, not to be denied, flashes a header past Krul. A consolation of sorts on a disappointing evening for Leeds.
90 min +1: In the first of four added minutes, Roofe storms down the right and hooks one to the far post, where Bamford sidefoots towards the top right. Krul tips onto the crossbar and out for a corner. From which ...
89 min: It’s top against bottom next Sunday. Norwich will host a certain side from Suffolk, who lost in the last minute to Sheffield Wednesday today. “Are you watching, Ipswich Town?” enquire the travelling support. They will be watching, and on this very impressive evidence, won’t be much looking forward to the derby.
88 min: McLean’s first contribution is to win a corner down the right. It comes to nothing.
87 min: Jordan Rhodes comes on for Teemu Pukki, Norwich having made all three of their changes with clock-management very much in mind.
86 min: Leeds raise the tempo - too little, too late - and Forshaw is clipped by Vrancic. A free kick, out on the left. Jansson sends it in for Ayling, who clanks a header wide left from close range.
85 min: And now Kenny McLean comes on for the impressive Emiliano Buendia.
84 min: Tom Trybull is replaced by Alexander Tettey.
83 min: Stiepermann is booked for repeated fouling.
82 min: Hernandez dribbles his way into the box down the right. He slips and loses possession. But Stiepermann reclaims it, and gives the ball back to Hernandez, who pulls a shot across the face of goal and out to the left.
80 min: Clarke takes a shot at the spectacular from a tight position on the right. It’s not Leeds’ evening though.
There was still time. Not now. Douglas dithers and is stripped by Pukki, who slips Lewis away down the left. Lewis’s pullback breaks to Vrancic, ten yards out, level with the left-hand post. Vrancic shoots towards the bottom right; his shot takes a deflection off Douglas, bobbles under Casilla, and goes in.
76 min: Bamford, Klick and Clarke triangulate at speed, and prettily, down the inside-right channel and into the Norwich box. Clarke slams a low cross towards Alioski, who hopes to slide home from six yards. But Aarons is in situ to slide in himself, and hook clear of danger. That was the best Leeds move of the match, and may give them some succour going into the closing stages. There’s still time.
74 min: He’s quite happy to book Alioski, though, for a foul on Vrancic. In fact, that could easily have been, probably should have been, a red card, as studs met shin. It wasn’t a good challenge at all.
73 min: But Douglas is treading a fine line, because he clatters into Buendia again. The referee makes do with a three-strikes warning.
72 min: Buendia drops a shoulder to make good down the right wing, but is stopped by Douglas’s cynical leg. Douglas would probably have been booked, were it not for Buendia’s internationally recognised mime for a yellow card. The ref’s not having that.
70 min: This is a little better from Leeds, as Klich, Clarke and Douglas shuttle the ball right to left, across the face of the Norwich box. Bamford suddenly has a little space to stride into the box, but his shot from a tight angle is blocked out by Godfrey. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
68 min: A little bit of space for Alioski down the left, but his cross batters first man Aarons. Leeds have been a complete non-event since the restart.
66 min: And now he’s jumping around, throwing semaphore shapes in a hot funk, Norwich having been awarded a throw when the ball had clearly come off Aarons. But it’s in the midfield, where it matters little, and he’s just been booked. He needs to take care. The referee has a quiet word.
65 min: Roofe is booked for a frustrated hack at Vrancic, who had just taken the ball off him.
64 min: This should have been game, set and match for Norwich. Onel Hernandez dribbles down the left, reaches the byline, turns Jansson this way then that, and finally chips one back towards the penalty spot. Alioski should clear, but decides to spin with a view to striding off into space. He’s immediately robbed by Aarons, who has space on the spot but drives a wild effort wide right from close range. On the touchline, Bielsa shakes his head sadly.
63 min: The last throw of the dice for Leeds, with just over an hour gone, as Patrick Bamford comes on for Tyler Roberts.
62 min: Alioski sails in from the left, exchanges passes with Forshaw, and looks to shape one into the bottom right from the edge of the box. But it’s all too careful, without much in the way of power, and Krul gathers easily.
60 min: Douglas passes long down the middle. Roofe skitters in from the right. He feels Lewis breathing down his neck and opts to go to ground. He claims a penalty; Norwich are incensed at what they consider a dive. Krul and Roofe discuss the matter during a full and frank exchange.
58 min: Vrancic fouls Roberts, 40 yards from goal on the right. Douglas whips a flat free kick into the Norwich area, but nobody can get a head on it and the ball flies straight into the arms of Krul. The smallest of touches there could have caused Norwich all sorts of bother.
56 min: Vrancic, in full flight down the inside-left channel, is brought to an unceremonious halt by Cooper. Free kick, 35 yards out. Buendia lumps it into the Leeds box, an easy pick for Casilla. A bit of a waste.
54 min: The Elland Road faithful are doing their level best to spark their team into life. It’s bedlam. It’s also all a bit slow. That is until Clarke runs at Lewis down the right with twinkle toes, and nearly finds Roofe in the centre with his low cross. Norwich hack clear. Clarke looks a real prospect.
52 min: Roberts is booked for a fairly cynical late clip on Aarons, who was haring down the right wing. He can’t really complain, and doesn’t bother.
51 min: A lull, which is not really what Leeds need.
49 min: Stiepermann climbs all over Douglas’s back. He should be getting booked, really, but the referee takes pity on him because while subsequently falling to the floor, he’s taken a proper whack in his special area. Ooyah, oof, that’s gotta hurt.
47 min: Leeds have won 20 points from losing positions this season, so they will embrace this task with hope. Clare has his first run of the afternoon down the right, but doesn’t really threaten Lewis.
Leeds get the second half underway. They’ve made a double change at half-time, hooking Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison and replacing them with Barry Douglas and the exceptional young talent of Jack Clarke.
There’ll be more goals in this, I’ll be bound. Don’t go anywhere!
45 min: Roofe is fouled by Trybull, out on the right wing. Alioski scoops the free kick into the mixer. Krul flaps, and the ball drops to Ayling, who dinks it back over the keeper and into the net! But it won’t count, because Jansson was in the thick of it, shoving Vrancic to the floor.
43 min: Roberts ghosts in from the left and is then shoved lightly in the back by Trybull. He wants a penalty, but he’s not getting it. It would have been soft, but Trybull made contact there, and will feel fortunate to have gotten away with that one.
42 min: Pukki is brought to ground by Cooper as he dances his way down the inside-right channel. Leeds are all over the shop here. This is a free kick in a dangerous position. Vrancic tries to repeat his early heroics, but in looking for the top right again, sends the set piece sailing wide.
40 min: The corner leads to nothing. But Norwich regain possession soon enough, Stiepermann flicking Lewis into acres down the left. Lewis flashes the ball hard across the face of goal; it deflects back to Buendia, who leans back and welts over, Leeds breathing again.
38 min: But that second goal has taken the wind out of the Leeds sails. It was met with almost disbelieving silence. Onel Hernandez shoots from the edge of the Leeds D, and the ball balloons out for a corner on the right.
36 min: Straight from kick-off, Roofe embarks on a mesmeric dribble down the inside-left channel, making it into the area. But another goal for the ages is denied us, his eventual shot blocked. This is some game!
Well this is farcical. Buendia nicks the ball off a dithering Forshaw. He sets up Vrancic, who shoots low and hard towards the bottom right. But the ball takes a big deflection off Jansson; the sting off the ball, it pings wide right of the stranded Casilla, gifting Pukki the simple task of rolling into the empty net! Leeds had been applying almost relentless pressure in search of an equaliser, and now look!
33 min: Buendia embarks on a Bestian left-to-right dribble across the face of the Leeds box. It’s a hell of a run, but the Leeds back line, sliding around in the slapstick style, does just enough to deny the Norwich trickster space for a shot. For a second, we were promised a goal for the ages.
32 min: Leeds continue to press Norwich back, to little effect. A little frustration made vocal by the home fans.
30 min: Space for Klich out on the right. He wedges diagonally into the Norwich box, dropping the ball on Roofe’s head. Roofe tries to guide a header into the top right from just inside the area; it’s ambitious and wide right.
28 min: The resulting free kick doesn’t come to much. Forshaw sends a shot flying harmlessly off target.
26 min: Fernandez knocks a bouncing ball down the inside-left channel. Roberts looks to be in, but Krul races out of his area to get in the road. Roberts loops the ball over him but sends it wide left of the target. However he’s then clattered by Krul. It’s not exactly Schumacher-Battiston at Espana 82, but it’s a yellow card nonetheless. And a free kick in a dangerous position.
25 min: Jansson’s arm catches Stiepermann under his hipster chin. The Norwich man goes down, looking for a free kick and perhaps the issue of a yellow card, but he’s not getting it. Then it’s Jansson’s turn to have a claim turned down, as he goes to ground easily while challenging for a high ball in the Norwich area with Zimmermann. No penalty.
23 min: Norwich can’t get out of their half. Pukki is on his own and unable to hold the ball up, constantly swarmed by white shirts. Bielsa’s team are playing at trademark full pelt.
21 min: Harrison drives down the right and very nearly makes it into the area, but he can’t quite make himself space to shoot. Norwich clear, though the pressure on them is ramping up: exactly half of the match so far has been played in their final third.
19 min: Corner for Leeds out on the right. Alioski takes. Jansson flicks the ball on towards Roofe, but the striker can’t connect with a lunge at the far post. Goal kick. But here’s a wild prediction: this match won’t end 0-1.
17 min: This is simply wonderful high-octane nonsense. Stiepermann dribbles down the inside-left and looks to have been upended by Roberts to the left of the D. But his fall is theatrical and he diddles himself out of the free kick. Up the other end, Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez take turns to batter long-distance shots off target.
15 min: Space for Alioski out on the left. He hooks into the middle, and Hernandez slices a dreadful clearance straight at Forshaw. Zimmermann is forced to nip in and blooter out for a corner. But Hernandez makes up for his mistake with some determined pressing as Leeds play the set piece towards Klich, and the pressure puts an end to the Leeds attack.
13 min: This was nearly a sensational goal! Harrison reaches the byline out on the right wing. He hoicks a cross back into the area. Alioski, coming in deep from the left, meets the dropping ball first time, and flashes an unstoppable low drive towards the bottom right. But it’s inches wide of the post. Krul was nowhere.
12 min: So anyway, the corner. Nothing to write home about, Hernandez sending one high into the stand.
10 min: A corner for Norwich out on the right. Stiepermann prepares to take. Before he does, Pukki ends up on the floor, Alioski pushing him in the face. Pukki had shoved him first, mind, and doesn’t make a big deal of it when he gets up. Still, had the referee seen that, the Leeds defender would surely have been walking. Lucky that Pukki clearly just saw it as a bit of rough and tumble, the pair embracing before the referee arrived on the scene.
8 min: Roberts responds with a shimmy and shake down the inside-right channel, but his eventual shot doesn’t have much power in it, and Krul swallows it up.
7 min: Buendia dribbles in from the right and sets up Hernandez for a shot from the edge of the box. But Hernandez hesitates, and the chance is quickly gone. Leeds seem a bit shocked at the early goal; they’ll need to wake up smartish because they were almost opened up there.
Buendia pretends to shoot. But Vrancic takes it instead. And curls it delightfully over the wall, into the top right! Casilla had no chance! The ball brushed Forshaw’s back as it went past the wall, in fact, but it didn’t really change the path of the free kick, which was beautifully delivered.
4 min: Hernandez launches Norwich’s first attack, dribbling directly towards the Leeds area. He panics Jansson into a clumsy clip, and that’s a free kick in a central position, just outside the box.
3 min: Roberts picks up a loose ball in the middle of the park and drives forward. He slips a pass wide right for Harrison, who shifts it back inside and shoots low and hard. Krul gathers. Leeds have flown out of the blocks.
2 min: Alioski takes a finger in the eye from Buendia. Accidental, but a free kick out on the left and a chance to load the Norwich box. Cooper launches it forward, Ayling cushions it down for Klich, and the Leeds midfielder sends a wild shot into the stand behind. That’s warmed the crowd up even further, though.
Here we go, then! Norwich get the ball rolling ... after a false start, Roofe sprinting into their half before the whistle. A second kick-off gets the game underway.
The teams are out! Leeds United play in the famous snow-white shirts favoured by the Don, while Norwich are in their first-choice canary yellow. A rare old atmosphere at Elland Road. We’ll be off in a minute. Incidentally, it’s worth pointing out that, after the completion of this afternoon’s 3pm kick-offs, Norwich have dropped to third. They’re now behind Sheffield United, who beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 today, on goal difference. So a draw will take Norwich back into second; a two-goal win would send them top.
Daniel Farke talks! “It is a spotlight game with lots of attention. But just three points. OK, if we win this game we will be top but it’s not like we’ll have won the title. And if we lose it’s not as though we need to be concerned about relegation. We don’t have to put too much on this game. We face a difficult task and have full respect, but we will be competitive as well.”
Then it’s the turn of Marcelo Bielsa, who cuts straight to the chase. “In the first game we played, we were very efficient but Norwich were not that efficient.”
Pre-match entertainment. A treat for us all, but especially for Onel Hernandez.
Leeds make two changes to the team that won 2-1 at Rotherham United last week. Pontus Jansson and Tyler Roberts take the places of Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke. Barry Douglas and Patrick Bamford return from injury and take up places on the bench. Norwich meanwhile name the same XI sent out for the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski, Forshaw, Hernandez, Roberts, Klich, Harrison, Roofe.
Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Douglas, Bamford, Phillips, Shackleton, Clarke, Gotts.
Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis, Vrancic, Trybull, Emi, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki.
Subs: Rhodes, McLean, Tettey, Hanley, Srbeny, McGovern, Cantwell.
First versus second. Yes, yes, these top-of-the-table clashes sometimes fail to live up to expectations. But this one has all the makings of a doozy.
We already know the team Marcelo Bielsa is going to send out. He named it three days ago, as is often his wont. Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski, Forshaw, Harrison, Klich, Roberts, Hernandez, Roofe. Signs of a man confident in his charges. And no wonder: Leeds are three points clear at the top of the Championship table and looking good for a return to the top flight for the first time since 2004, despite a recent blip in which they’ve lost three from five.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:57 +0000: Lafferty joins Hearts on two-year deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty joins Hearts on a two-year deal, subject to a medical.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:06:31 +0000: Shrewsbury Town sign Jules and Adams - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Shrewsbury Town sign Reading defender Zak Jules for an undisclosed fee and Ebou Adams on loan from Norwich.
- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
- Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:27:17 +0000: Preston re-sign Norwich keeper Rudd - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Preston North End re-sign goalkeeper Declan Rudd from Championship rivals Norwich City on a three-year deal.
- Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC
Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.
Norwich City have just had a bid to bring Leeds United player Robert Snodgrass to Carrow Road as Neil Warnock last night dashed all hopes of the Canaries signing the talented winger. Manager Chris Hughton is said to be extremely disappointed with the decision as he has been a firm fan of the player for some time but still hold hope that a deal can be struck between the two sides before the start of the season.
Norwich striker Chris Martin and his agent have both stated today that the striker would prefer to stay with the canaries amid rumours the player is surplus to requirements at Carrow Road. The twenty three year old found holding down a regular spot extremely difficult last year and then was loaned out to Crystal palace shortly afterwards but the player has now committed to the club and states he is willing to work for his place which will be great news for Norwich City fans.
Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies is another target for Hughton this summer as he has long been admirer of the young defender after he has made it clear he would like to move on from the Blues. The player is still under contract to Birmingham until 2014 after he arrived at the club from Aston Villa in early 2011 and it is thought the Blues will be holding out for a large transfer fee for the player as they have no intention of losing one of their best defenders for less than his market value.