Norwich Transfers

The Latest Norwich FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018

  • Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:44:04 +0000: Willy Boly and Léo Bonatini send Wolves top with victory over Norwich - Norwich City | The Guardian

    Nuno Espírito Santo exhibited the calm of a Buddhist teacher and delivered his koans after this comfortable victory. “It’s not the where, it’s not the who, it’s the how,” the Portuguese said. “I keep on saying that because it’s important. The first step the boys took was to assume that defeat in the last game was not the way. This is the first step and we took it together. We stood up together and it was good.”

    It certainly was. A loss at Loftus Road against QPR had cast momentary aspersions on Wolves’ credentials as favourites for Championship promotion. Three days later and they have returned to the top of the division. Composed and controlled they could have scored several more than just the two goals against a Norwich side who themselves had lost only one game in nine.

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  • Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:28:57 +0000: Eddie Nketiah’s fairytale arrival for Arsenal crushes Norwich hope of upset - Norwich City | The Guardian

    As cameos go, making your bow at your home stadium by scoring inside 15 seconds and then adding an extra-time matchwinner with a soaring header takes some beating. Eddie Nketiah earned instant cult status at Arsenal after the teenager stole a show that had for a large part of the evening belonged to the ambitious visitors from Norwich. Come the final whistle the only word on everybody’s lips was simply “Eddie”.

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  • Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:14:00 +0000: Daniel Farke: ‘Here I work every day to try to do something special’ - Norwich City | The Guardian
    German coach whose ambition is to make a lasting impression at Carrow Road is ready for the test of facing Arsenal in the Carabao Cup

    When Norwich City visit the Emirates Stadium for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal, they will be led by a man who could once have been described as the Arsène Wenger of the German lower leagues. Daniel Farke, the 40-year-old appointed as the Norwich coach in May, rose to prominence by becoming the dominant figure at SV Lippstadt, a fifth-tier club he transformed on and off the pitch. Unlike Wenger, Farke decided to leave after delivering success and a new stadium.

    “I never wanted to become a coach,” Farke says. “Working as a head coach always seemed to be a bit short term. You lose five games and you’re out of a job. I always wanted to work on the long term and help structure things. I wanted to be a sporting director. So I began studying economics in university [in Paderborn] while still a player so that I could learn about contracts, taxes and things like that. I was only playing in the third tier so I had time to do that after training.”

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  • Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:53:10 +0000: Norwich cement their total hold over an Ipswich hampered by a lack of style - Norwich City | The Guardian

    James Maddison struck the only goal as Norwich City won 1-0 at Ipswich Town to stretch their unbeaten sequence against their East Anglian rivals to nine matches

    Mick McCarthy walked into the Ipswich press room an hour after full-time, cup of tea in hand, and offered to avoid wasting anyone’s time. “If someone asks me, ‘Am I disappointed with that result?’ then I’m out of here, right?” he threatened. “I’ve just done interviews and been asked the most senseless questions.”

    He was generous enough to hang around but in any case Norwich City had already provided the afternoon’s most pertinent answers. Their hold over the East Anglian derby in the last decade might have come from nowhere but it is total: this was their ninth game without defeat against the old enemy and had the added bonus of levelling the all-time win tally in this fixture at 40 apiece.

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  • Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:53:43 +0000: Ipswich Town 0-1 Norwich City: Championship – as it happened - Norwich City | The Guardian

    James Maddison scored a superb winning goal as Norwich continued their hold over Ipswich with a confident performance at Portman Road

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    Norwich are still the Pride of Anglia! There wasn’t much in the game but Norwich’s superior class told in the second half, particularly when the brilliant James Maddison scored a memorable winning goal. Thanks for your company, bye!

    90+4 min Ipswich get one last corner, with the keeper Bialkowski coming forward for it. Waghorn swings it out towards the near post and Knudsen heads wide. It wasn’t much of a chance.

    90+1 min What an effort from Waghorn! He nicked the ball off Reed on the edge of the area and floated a gorgeous left-footed chip across Gunn that drifted this far away from the top corner. I thought it was in.

    90+1 min There will be four minutes of added time.

    90 min Norwich have done so well to take the heat out of this derby, and for most of the second half Ipswich have been reduced to futile huffing and puffing.

    88 min Norwich’s final substitution: Mario Vrancic replaces James Maddison.

    86 min Skuse’s long-range shot takes a slight deflection off Hanley and is comfortably held by Gunn.

    84 min Knudsen’s long throw is headed to the edge of the area, where Celina mishits a difficult volley into the ground and through to Gunn.

    83 min A big lump forward falls nicely for Waghorn, who can’t get any power on his shot from the edge of the area. Gunn makes a comfortable save.

    82 min Sears cuts in for the right and plays a cute pass into the area for Waghorn, who miscontrols the ball under pressure from Trybull.

    81 min Ipswich have really struggled to trouble this excellent Norwich defence in the second half.

    78 min Wes Hoolahan, who has had a superb second half, is replaced by James Husband.

    77 min A double change for Ipswich: Sears and Celina replace Nydam and Garner.

    76 min A fine pass from Stiepermann sends Jerome clear, but Bialkowski hares from his line to get to the ball a fraction before the striker.

    74 min Ipswich haven’t had a shot on target in this match, although Knudsen hit the post in the first half.

    72 min The substitute Downes is booked for a late, overzealous tackle on Trybull.

    71 min Chambers is booked for hacking Maddison. Ipswich are having plenty of the ball, with Norwich content to play on the counter, but they look less threatening that at any stage inthe match.

    69 min Wildschut tries to run the last man Chambers, who stretches to make a crucial tackle.

    67 min Ipswich have offered little since the goal. They look like a team suffering the effects of deja vu.

    66 min Now Ipswich make a change, with Tom Adeyemi replaced by Flynn Downes.

    65 min A Norwich substitution: Grant Hanley replaces the injured Christoph Zimmermann.

    62 min Hoolahan, anonymous in the first half, has been electric since the break.

    61 min Ipswich win a corner on the right. Waghorn swings it in and Jerome heads it away.

    That was a lovely goal. Hoolahan led a fine Norwich break and found Stiepermann, who played a square pass to Maddison just inside the box. He got the ball out of his feet and placed a lovely curling shot into the far corner. He is a serious talent, this lad.

    James Maddison stamps his class all over the East Anglia derby!

    58 min A half-chance for Norwich. Hoolahan plays a fine pass through the middle for Jerome, whose low shot from the edge of the box is too close to Bialkowski.

    56 min Adeyemi and Klose are warned by the referee after a bit of a contretemps. Ipswich are bullying Norwich with increasing success and Norwich look rattled for the first time.

    54 min Good play from Ipswich. Waghorn plays a nice pass down the right to Spence, who drills a flat cross towards the penalty spot. McGoldrick gets in front of Zimmerman and flicks a header just wide of the far post. That was a really good effort.

    52 min A good break from Pinto leads to a corner on the left for Norwich. It’s taken short to Maddison, who is fouled just outside the area by Waghorn. Maddison clips the free-kick into the area and Garner heads away.

    49 min Garner drags an ambitious volley well wide from 25 yards. It’s been a scruffy, hectic start to the second half, which suits Ipswich more than Norwich.

    46 min Peep peep! Norwich begin the second half. No substitutions on either side.

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    Peep peep! That was an interesting if relatively uneventful 45 minutes. Ipswich had the better chances; Norwich played the better football. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.

    45+1 min ... Waghorn’s free-kick is headed away by a Norwich defender, and that should be it for the first half.

    45 min Zimmerman fouls Garner just outside the area. It’s a fair way to the left, probably too far for a direct shot...

    40 min This is an excellent spell for Ipswich, who have pinned Norwich back in the last 10 or 15 minutes. They really should be ahead, for all Norwich’s pretty football.

    39 min Hoolahan foulds Nydam down the Ipswich left. Waghorn curls the free-kick to the far post, where the unmarked McGoldrick thumps a header over the bar from six yards. What a chance! That was the best opportunity of the match by a distance.

    38 min McGoldrick, picked out on the edge of the box by Waghorn, sprays a volley into orbit.

    36 min Garner clips a lovely ball towards Waghorn at the far post, forcing Stiepermann to concede a corner. That was a vital interception.

    35 min “Afternoon Rob,” says Matt Loten. “Delighted to see Adam Webster back in the Ipswich team after his injury troubles. I haven’t had many chances to watch him in action for the Tractor Boys, but he is one of the classiest centre-halves I have seen play for Portsmouth. I also think he’s a brilliant example of how much of a role luck plays in a football career. When he came through the ranks at 16 or 17, he was played out of position at right-back, he hadn’t grown into his body, and his confidence was brittle. It was only when Gary Waddock took over as caretaker manager at the end of 2014/15 that Webster was given a run at centre-half - a run of games which incoming permanent manager Paul Cook admitted convinced him not to release Webster as he overhauled the squad during the subsequent summer. Webster played nearly 40 games the next season, impressed against Ipswich in the FA Cup, earned his move, and has since been linked with switches to Premier League clubs. And he’s still only 22; I have no doubt he’ll end up in the big time sooner or later.”

    It’s scary how important luck can be, in football as in life. Even silly things like a foreigner rule can change a person’s life.

    33 min Wildschut slithers past Chambers into the area, where the teenager Nydam comes across to make a tremendous tackle. Moments later, Jerome mistimes his leap and heads Reed’s cross miles over the bar. That was a decent chance too.

    31 min Spence is booked for a lunge at Skuse. That was a poor tackle.

    28 min A deep corner from Waghorn is headed just wide from six yards by Garner. That was a decent chance, though he was under a lot of pressure as he headed the ball.

    26 min Norwich will probably be slightly happier with the first 26 minutes. They have certainly been the more composed, confident team.

    25 min “Little known fact,” says Phil Withall. “Hans Zimmer co-wrote History of the World with punk legends the Damned. In other news, I need to be up for work on six hours and yet can’t look away.”

    24 min Maddison makes room on the left of the box and tries to whip a curler into the far top corner. He doesn’t get enough bend and it drifts a few yards wide.

    23 min Norwich are starting to threaten. Jerome moves infield from the left and tees up Stiepermann, who drags a low shot from 17 yards that is held to his left by the plunging Bialkowski.

    20 min Maddison plays a sharp cutback from the left towards Hoolahan, who is superbly tackled by Adeyemi. The ball comes to Wildschut, whose curling shot from 20 yards is comfortably saved by the diving Bialkowski. Maddison has been so impressive; there is such swagger in his play.

    18 min Maddison makes space 30 yards out to whistle a low shot a few yards wide. Bialkowski had it covered.

    16 min Norwich have had 59 per cent poossession, a fair reflection of the game so far. That said, Ipswich have come closest to scoring and they do look dangerous on the counter-attack.

    15 min The second corner comes to nothing.

    14 min Maddison turns smartly and plays a lovely angled pass through to Wildschut on the left of the area. His low cross deflects behind for a corner, which leads to another corner. Maddison looks a player.

    13 min Hoolahan sprays a nice pass out to Stiepermann, who has lots of space in the left. He tiptoes into the box, moves the ball onto his right foot and slices a low shot miles wide.

    11 min A right-wing corner from Waghorn leads to a game of head tennis in the Norwich box. Eventually Chambers heads it dangerously across his own area to Waghorn, who slashes the bouncing ball just over the bar. That was a decent chance.

    9 min There’s an endearing clash of styles in this match. Ipswich are direct and speedy, particularly on the break, while Norwich like to keep possession and probe. The 20-year-old James Maddison, playing behind Jerome, has been heavily involved in the first 10 minutes.

    7 min “Seeing Christoph Zimmermann starting for the Canaries today got me thinking of other well known Zimmermanns,” says Kevin Ryan. “I came up with Nicky and Simone (dress designers), Kurt , (the artist), Zimmerman the piano maker, Robert (though only one ‘n’- some geezer who knocked out a decent song or two) and, most important of all, Harry Zimmermann who featured in the excellent murder novel ‘Lady Don’t Fall Backwards’ which Tony Hancock was reading. Hancock (and Sid James) had him down as the chief suspect until they realised he been bumped off in Chapter 5. Just thought I’d mention it. I thought Hancock was great....”

    There’s a joke in there somewhere about cultured stoners who loves the music of Hans Zimmer, man.

    5 min Knudsen hits the post with a brilliant effort! The chance came when Pinto tried a fancy turn just outside his own box and bounced off Knudsen. He collected the ball, moved infield from the left and struck a brilliant rising drive that flew across Gunn before clattering off the inside of the far post.

    3 min Garner slashes a brilliant crossfield pass to Waghorn, who is allowed far too much time and space to move infield from the right and hit a low shot that is comfortably held by the sprawling Gunn.

    2 min Ipswich have started really aggressively, harassing Norwich whenever they have the ball. The atmosphere is tremendous.

    1 min Peep peep! Ipswich kick off from left to right. They are in blue; Norwich are wearing yellow.

    Daniel Farke speaks! “There are no favourites in a derby: it’s a special game, like a cup game. I have experienced Dortmund v Schalke, so I know what to expect from a derby. We wanted to start Nelson Oliveira but he is not fully fit so that’s why he’s on the bench.”

    Mick McCarthy speaks! “We have to be as competitive as we can. They’re a good team but when we play with intensity we’ve had some great results here. I hope the formbook gets ripped up. It’s a huge boost having Joe Garner back; he’s a very, very good footballer and he’s impressed me no end.”

    Ipswich (4-4-2) Bialkowski; Spencer, Chambers, Webster Knudsen; Waghorn, Skuse, Adeyemi, Nydam; McGoldrick, Garner.
    Substitutes: Gerken, Iorfa, Celina, Connolly, Ward, Sears, Downes.

    Norwich (4-2-3-1) Gunn; Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Stiepermann; Reed, Trybull; Hoolahan, Maddison, Wildschut; Jerome.
    Substitutes: McGovern, Husband, Vrancic, Oliveira, Murphy, Franke, Hanley.

    Hello there. Mick McCarthy is the longest serving manager in the championship, which makes it even more frustrating for Ipswich fans that he has never beaten Norwich. It’s eight and a half years since Ipswich’s last victory in the East Anglia derby, when they shoved Norwich towards relegation. It’s a damn long time between brags.

    The teams may be 40 miles apart but they are neighbours in the league table at the moment. Norwich, in ninth, started poorly under Daniel Farke but are unbeaten since August. Ipswich (10th) are more up and down, with no draws in the last 20 games. You can become the Pride of Anglia both on derby results and league position. A win for either team today would tick both boxes.

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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.