Norwich preparing to go double Dutch in the transfer market?

Swedish international Ola Toivonen has been warned he has until next week to decide on a Norwich City move from PSV Eindhoven. Picture: AP. Swedish international Ola Toivonen has been warned he has until next week to decide on a Norwich City move from PSV Eindhoven. Picture: AP.

Saturday, June 29, 2013
7:35 AM

Norwich City transfer target Ola Toivonen has until next week to decide on a Carrow Road move, according to his current club PSV Eindhoven.

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The Dutch outfit’s technical director Marcel Brands confirmed yesterday the two clubs have reached agreement on a fee reportedly in the region of £4.8m for the Swedish international, but the attacking midfielder has been given a deadline of next Wednesday to indicate if he is willing to agree a Canaries’ switch.

The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with PSV and Brands has reiterated the Dutch club is willing to play hardball with Toivonen if the Swede attempts to run down the remaining 12 months on his current deal.

“It is now up to Ola,” Brands is quoted in Swedish paper Sport Bladet. “We never go into the amounts mentioned, but we have an agreement with Norwich City on Ola. Now it’s entirely up to him to decide whether he wants to make the move.

“We begin Monday again training. Ola has to join us by Wednesday. If there is still no clarity around Norwich, I just expect him here. It is true the transfer market is open until September 1. We will see what the consequences are after that point and, yes, returning to our second (reserve) team is an option.

“We have paid a lot of money for Ola. We must take that into account. We have another player in the same contract situation, Erik Pieters. He is in discussions with other clubs, but has said that he will extend his contract with us unless he moves this summer.”

Toivonen confirmed earlier this month he was prepared to hold talks with Norwich over a proposed move to England, but admitted he knew little about the Canaries’ recent Premier League progress.

“The Premier League is a very good league,” he said. “I have not seen them play last season, but I’ll talk to them and then we will see what happens.”

City have also been heavily linked with FC Twente’s Dutch Under-21 international Leroy Fer in recent days. The player’s agent, Rob Jansen, told Skysports News yesterday reports of a Norwich medical next week were ‘premature’ but added the highly-rated midfielder is Premier League-bound.

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44 comments

  • Ged more like leg end than legend. You are like a kipper two faced and gutless.

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    The Bloater

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • if Ged's against em I'm for em.

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    cutty

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • I think his 'lack of commitment' to NCFC is slightly harsh... he is still under contract with another club. RVW wasn't exactly singing our praises in the Jan transfer window. Is we sign Fer however, top 6 here we come. Perhaps :)

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    Johnstonpickle

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • ....and I`m not typing all that high\low German stuff again!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Daily Mail reports this morning that Wigan are bidding £4M for Holt (sounds plausible to me,fee about right and a club "up north")and that we also still want Hooper,lets go from 1 striker to 3 next year,bit of a turnaround although I suppose Toivonen is classed as a midfielder,also we are giving Stoke released keeper Carlo Nash 39,a trial

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    canaryjon

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Indeed not Brew. Sorry to hear about the Kraft experience. Hard cheese and a slice of bad luck I'm afraid

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Sorry Steely - double ethering. And I am ever so serviley sorry to CanaryWest that the origins of sycophancy likewise disappeared. I don`t give a fig...

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Well, Steely, I suppose most old gits of our generation just accepted the term "double Dutch" as something unintelligible? Perhaps we are not too good at picking up the inflections and nuances of that language. It is closely related to "deutsch" ie German. We English once took it to mean the speakers of both Low and High German - hence the double. The United Provinces of what is now called The Netherlands adopted the "Low German" of Holland as the national language in the 16th C. "Sycophant" is interesting. It has come to mean a servile flatterer. A bit like an EDP journalist`s relationship with The Establishment. Origins manifold, but Greek will do:- an informer, who shows his fig: (sukon) with "phainein"- to show. There are many theories, some connected with naughty matters...

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Another boring week, perhaps things will perk up tomorrow when the actual trannsfer window opens for the average teams. Seems the teams with lots of cash to splash are not tied by rules and regulations.

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    goldie

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Ged more like bell end than leg end. Double Dutch is presumably a reference to RVW who is already coming or to Fey who is also Dutch and rumoured to be coming to City (or at least to the BPL).

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    ScotCan

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • And onto the 'headline', Double Dutch- are City after 2 Dutch players, apparantly not, just an update on a deadline for Toivonen

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Ged, why do you constantly talk from where the sun don't shine? Must you always post idiotic comments that everyone derides and laughs at, you were seen for what you are a long while ago, go and find something to do!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Apart from RVW nobody seems to find Norwich an attractive proposition. This player is being virtually hounded out of his club so they can cash in on him, but if he wanted to come he would surely have given some. Indication by now. Best forgotten I think and go to the next one - if there is another one!!!!

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    VictorM

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • only sent one wassock for Mr stooge honest, but he got 3

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Sick O'Phant- Irish elephant that is not feeling too good. Hope that please everyone

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Badum-tish

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • All offensive and deliberately provocative posts have to be moderated and then removed. We cannot have a minority of posters ruining it for the rest. Many thanks for your cooperation. Warmest regards. Ged (Pinkun LegendAdmin)

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Another boring week, perhaps things will perk up tomorrow when the actual transfer window opens for the average teams. Seems the teams with lots of cash to splash are not tied by rules and regulations.

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    goldie

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Interesting. He was 26 two weeks ago and now he is 28. Seriously, apart from the poor journalism, its been 2.5 weeks++ since we agreed a fee for him. I thought this was pretty much dead in the water. Is anyone else concerned that we have signed no-one so far? Id rather see signings completed early so players can come and settle in. If we DO sign anyone now, how long before they find accomodation, etc in Norfolk. Seems they will be playing catchup in training too as it starts on Monday.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Steely Dan why dont you ask him to tell you what sycophant means too?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • There were two main languages in what is now called the Netherlands. High German and Low German (Dutsch or Deutsch). The Low German of Holland was adopted by the United Provinces as the National language, But there was a choice of two forms of `Dutsch`, hence Double Dutch? I`ll save sycophancy for another day. CW - look it up!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • I think it is time for the Horse to move on if he wants to keep playing, otherwise must be prepared to step back do some coaching and play cup games, he is not a great sub as he comes on too steamed up and makes rash challenges. whoever else comes in I would like to see us keep Vaughan here this just might be the year he steps up and shows how good he can be, that pace of his must make him a very tempting impact sub.

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • And onto the 'headline', Double Dutch- are City after 2 Dutch players, apparantly not, just an update on a deadline for Toivonen

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • I think Divot is planning a special feature-length article called "Sycophancy in Sport" and he needed the material. Otherwise he would have only his own experience to write about - plenty of it but little variety.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Hopefully he'll make the right decision and stay in Holland. I'm pretty much an expert on Dutch football and I've seen a lot of this bloke. Frankly he's not really up to Championship standard, definitely not good enough for the Premiership. The standard of Dutch football is very poor and this guy is about the 43rd best attacking midfielder in the league. The only reason that I can see that fool Whooton being interested in him is that he thinks he might be useful once we get relegated. Oh well friends, onwards and upwards. Have a good weekend and just try and forget about the misery ahead for a couple of days. Warmest regards and kudos, your fan leader, Ged Steroo x (Legend) OTBC!!

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    Ged Steroo

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Huddersfield reported to be after Vaughan and Butterfield.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Ignoring Canary 'Huckerrrby' West. The good news story of today must be that of Anders Iniesta giving £250k to keep his first club Albacete in business. He had already put in £400k last year. Not all soccer players are heartless. I often wonder why wealthy clubs or individuals can't pitch in to help some of our small clubs when they hit the ropes. After all this is where a lot of our future talent is developed.

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Brew - what is the background to the old idiom 'double Dutch' ?

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Nice whimsy, HCQuiff. That sandwich article reminded me of the time I bought a cheese & tomato sandwich in a British Rail buffet wagon. It was a bit tough - I thought maybe the tomato was one of the leathery-skinned kind. I exhumed the contents and found it was a Kraft "single" `cheese` slice, still in its plastic overcoat! Not as gut-churningly bad as used chewing gum. Nor as media friendly and likely to earn a `hush` pay-off from the vendor. I mean, these days, nobody would start eating a butty whilst still chewing gum, would they? It would mean doing two things simultaneously.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • True enough, goldie. Then we "got" RvW in the Spring, didn`t we? Probably with a "Pre-nup" to cancel the deal had we dropped to the Championship? Came within a West Brom of that! I don`t know how all this `window` stuff really works. Ours is currently a one-way system: Players go out the window, no çash (sic) comes in. No players in yet, either. I`m sure Hoots will unveil a treasure-trove soon.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • .... but however many times I try, die Grosskontrolleren won`t let it thro`.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Nice one Pondy ;-)) Original reply ethered. There`s a lot more to sycophancy than meets the eye......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Nice one, Pondy ;-)) I`m not sure whether CanaryWest believes Steely is my sycophant or that I am Steely`s. Rest assured, neither is true. In 16th.C Greece it had something to do with a hand gesture to indicate an informer, involving putting a thumb between two fingers. I think it may have had a rudely meant $e><ual connotation in relation to a matter of g£n1t@lia. Fig - Greek, `sukon`. The expression "didn`t give a fig" has the clue. Now a surfeit of figs WOULD make the world fall out of your bottom!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Boring indeed Goldie. Those of us looking to liven up Sunday afternoon, could seriously consider tracking down the Archant article [available on this site] on the unfortunate fellow who, having purchased what he thought was a BLT sandwich discovered that it had the additional ingredient of used chewing gum enclosed, and at no additional cost. Had he been aware of this 'forum', he would surely have had no hesitation in sending the offending snack to Rodeo Stew, rather than environmental health, a worthy recipient of such fare, if ever there was one. [I'd send a link, but I'm not sure if that's allowed] Do track it down though, its definitely ripe for consumption, and be sure to comment. Right, time for Sunday roast methinks.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • Oh and Pieters signed for Stoke about a week ago!!!!

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    Johnstonpickle

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • This is a very important move for Ola in his life career and he needs some time to think it over thoroughly and whichever way it turns out we should be respectful for his decision. I am quite certain if he joins Norwich it will be for the right reasons for both parties.

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    Watton Warrior

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Single Spanish would be a start.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • A few years ago, some friends at work persuaded me to go to McDonald's with them for lunch. I refused to take a burger and so tried one of their new ideas, a kebab that came in a cardboard sleeve. I was still complaining about being dragged their for lunch and bit into the kebab. "Ergh, this is disgusting, it tastes just like cardboard" I said. "You are eating the box as well as the kebab" pointed out my friends.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Interesting. He was 26 two weeks ago and now he is 28. Seriously, apart from the poor journalism, its been 2.5 weeks++ since we agreed a fee for him. I thought this was pretty much dead in the water. Is anyone else concerned that we have signed no-one so far? Id rather see signings completed early so players can come and settle in. If we DO sign anyone now, how long before they find accomodation, etc in Norfolk. Seems they will be playing catchup in training too as it starts on Monday.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Toivonen did say that he was going on holiday and then deciding when he came back. Fair play, everyone needs a holiday free from pestering about work but this project does not feel as good as the RvW one, I hope that he’s not a Swedish Joey Barton. Some of the Euro sites seem to think that there is a lot in the Leroy Fer story and he seems an interesting prospect, currently playing in the Tetty role but is big and has played from RB to CF, total football. Everton and the Geordies also interested. At this rate there will have to be some turnover in the mid-field squad.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Boring indeed Goldie. Those of us looking to liven up Sunday afternoon, could seriously consider tracking down the Archant article [available on this site] on the unfortunate fellow who, having purchased what he thought was a BLT sandwich discovered that it had the additional ingredient of used chewing gum enclosed, and at no additional cost. Had he been aware of this 'forum', he would surely have had no hesitation in sending the offending snack to Rodeo Stew, rather than environmental health, a worthy recipient of such fare, if ever there was one. [I'd send a link, but I'm not sure if that's allowed] Do track it down though, its definitely ripe for consumption, and be sure to comment. Right, time for Sunday roast methinks.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

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