Norwich City confirm Anthony Pilkington has joined Cardiff City

Anthony Pilkington has completed his move to Norwich City's Championship rivals Cardiff City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Anthony Pilkington has completed his move to Norwich City's Championship rivals Cardiff City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Friday, August 15, 2014
2:05 PM

Norwich City have confirmed that winger Anthony Pilkington has joined Cardiff City.

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Details of the move leaked earlier in the week and the transfer has now been confirmed by the Canaries as being for an undisclosed fee, although it is understood that fee is approaching £2million.

Cardiff have confirmed Pilkington has signed a three-year deal with them but are unsure whether the move has been completed in time for the winger to face his former team Huddersfield Town tomorrow.

The move follows Pilkington taking to Twitter at the weekend to deny that he was injured, after manager Neil Adams told the media that the Republic of Ireland international had not trained on Friday.

The midfielder travelled with the Canaries to Molineux but was not named on the substitutes’ bench for the 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

Adams insisted that incident played no part in Pilkington’s exit though in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Carrow Road clash with Watford.

A statement confirming the deal on City’s official website concluded: “The club would like to place on record its thanks to Anthony for his services and wish him well for the future.”

The 26-year-old was entering the final year of his contract with the Canaries and started just 10 Premier League games last season because of knee and hamstring problems.

That is in stark contrast to his first season with the club after being signed for around £2m from Huddersfield by Paul Lambert in the summer of 2011.

He scored eight goals in 30 Premier League games during the 2011/12 season and then five in 30 league games during 2012/13, including the winner in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Carrow Road.

Do you think City were wise to allow Pilkington to leave or are you worried about the midfielder having joined one of the Championship’s fellow promotion hopefuls? Leave your comments below.

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32 comments

  • A little bit of history repeating. Palace saved by charismatic manager. They then p*$s him off. He leaves. Palace recruit Hughton. Dire results. Palace sack Hughton. Palace relegated. Assistant Groundsman appointed interim manager on a permanent basis. Hughton disappears. Re-emerges to consolidate NCFC`s mediocrity.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Ethered. Beeb local has it we did get just £1m for Pilks. Maybe City should stick to "undisclosed". They`re good at that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • The papers were full of "why Pulis resigned" stuff yesterday. He had ambition and wanted control of all things football, specially transfers. Palace saw it differently. If Palace totally lack ambition, and have spurned the riches that Pulis retained for them and perhaps yearn for the `comfort zone` of the Championship.. Hughton`s the One. No doubt. Familiar story? Btw; it may be "understood" that the fee for Pilks was £2m, but local news on Beeb teletext(?) has it back to £1m. Perhaps "undisclosed" is better all round, eh, NCFC? (Btbtw; we only had 3 Lambo years. Sorry).

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Perhaps Crystal palace are seeking to consolidate their premier league position. Don't they know anything?

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    waclor

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Chris Hughton and Tim Sherwood are candidates to take over at Crystal Palace.

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Egyptian- Beware rats next Saturday we could be badly bitten!

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    borderman

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • I would say that this is good business, (which is a bit unusual these days), if you have paid for the guy, he has done a job, and now he is surplus to requirement, you have to take what you can get. He was a useful player, but a lil injury prone, and clearly not wanted by the current Manager, hence the 'tweet' (what an awful example of 'social media' that is). Let Becchio go now, he has done nowt wrong, given almost no opportunity, and get some defenders - 3 @ last count.

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    Bailey

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Liz knot how many rats at Porterloo Road ? In any case not many of any pedigree.

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    Egyptian canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • How can you say he will be missed, he spent most of the time out injured. Hope Vincent Tan is more tolerant, bet he isn't. Cardiff ambitious ? When a chairman askes why his goalkeeper isn't scoring goals.

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    Egyptian canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Brilliant piece of business by the "City Chief". Go for it Neil!

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Last time they got lucky was Lambo, waclor. Take that episode out of our recent history and the only bright spot is Worthy getting us into the Prem, albeit fleetingly. The 4 Lambo years were pure excitement and terrific player attitude (mostly). Then there was the Holt phenomenon... Lambert and Holt. One too "impatient", the other "too old". That`s correct isn`t it, Mr. Bowkett?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Can't have it both ways guys. People complain that we do not get fees for our players when they leave.....well, if Adams has no intention of playing him and has (for example) the Murphy twins ahead of him, it does make sense to get a fee for him rather than not play him and see him leave for free next summer.

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Talking of rats...Hi Liz, how are things in the Portaloo?

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Mellow, glad to see you're still optimistic and believe that the right things will be done. Unfortunately recent history does not fill me with any confidence that this crowd have the slightest idea what they are doing. Party game for you: "Name a good and timely decision made by the Norwich board or management in the last two years". Prepare for your party to go really quiet.

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    waclor

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Even riskier game only having four players for the three centre back and one right back positions. I am so glad we are certain not to get any losses of form, injuries and bookings amongst the four of them. Now we only need them to improve by 30% or so and we have a defence. Great management lads.

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    waclor

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Not unduly concerned injury prone Pilks has left - albeit to a rival hoping to make the top six this season or ahem next. Doubt we got the best price though. I imagine Vincent Tan will offer him a higher wage. Who are City going to bring in? Players wanting to be here and who are up for a long Championship season needed ASAP.

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    Capri

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Wondeer if anyone bought the new kit with 'Pilkington' on it and if they can return it if they did!

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • B.Moore is right Cardiff are an ambitious club, the jury is still out on whether NCFC is in that category. We are told we are - talk is cheap - action is all. The club should hone their PR skills - and local media at least acknowledge statements made elsewhere.In the case of Pilkington the 'South Wales Echo' broke the news two days ago.

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    mardler

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Good business in the sense he's always injured, but would have been better to do it having already replaced him. Risky game not having a left winger in the squad.

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    Colin

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Hardly a drama Dubia......Good business by the club in my view. Has struggled with injuries ever since walking through our door so makes sense to find him another club if he isn't consistent enough to figure in the managers plans. Despite the dark cloud that seems to be hanging over this forum I'm confident we'll have two or three new additions by the close of the window. Just because the club aren't sending you all regular personal updates doesn't mean things aren't being done.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Parsnip

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • This isn't good. We are now well short of wingers who can actually cross a ball. He was also a decent free kick taker and scored goals from midfield. This has all the hallmarks of being a very long season.

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    Liverpool canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Seems to be another good player leaving our fold for a relatively small fee...... I wonder if we will get a suitable replacement in ? I also wonder who will be off next - Fer, Redmond, Bassong, Ruddy, Becchio ? Looks like we will be in for more dramas like this before the end of August !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Have a look at the business Cardiff are doing, he's obviously moving to an ambitious club!

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    B.Moore

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Hello Lizzy. Still all alone? Get used to it. Lol.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Confused yes,I thought the days when we were a selling club had gone,we dont need the cash but we keep off loading players,I think it is time Delia stands up and say"Lets Be Avving you" and thats not to the fans but the employees of NCFC and get us back on track. OTBC Normally we never win our first match but we always get better as the season goes on

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    canarykid

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Another rat jumps the sinking ship I see!

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    Liz Knott

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • What's happened to the transfer rumour board - not only empty but non existent - until the next player leaves.

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    VictorM

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Absurd decision, we need positives but all we keep getting are negatives.

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    Crazy

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • "...not calling time on fringe players"..???? Wonder who else will NOT be leaving shortly if a cheque book is wafted in a Norwich direction?

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Apparently Vincent Tan did the medical himself, everything is fine he just needs to change the colour of some of his tattoos

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    GossVolley

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • KaCHING ! goes the till drawer . I am sorry he didn't manage to live up to the oversold expectations that were ramped up when he arrived ( How many times have we ben round THAT before ) and that he had ill-luck with injuries here . Players who are unhappy are far better sold on as fast as they can be shipped out , then the ranks can close up , and who knows , maybe one of the youngsters get a chance to shine . Good Luck and hope you like Mr Tan's version of Football . And your forthcoming express course in Forceful and harsh Norwegian . Now lets see the Murphy boys in action .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

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