TRANSFER LATEST: Norwich City confirm no players in, or out, on Transfer Deadline Day

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Norwich Manager Chris Hughton attends The FA Youth Cup fourth round match at Vicarage Road, Watford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 Norwich Manager Chris Hughton attends The FA Youth Cup fourth round match at Vicarage Road, Watford.

Friday, January 31, 2014
10:30 PM

The January transfer window will close at 11pm with Norwich City having been part of no deadline-day deals.

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Hopes were high that Chris Hughton may add to his Canaries’ squad while speculation grew throughout the day that wantaway playmaker Wes Hoolahan would definitely be leaving the club.

However, after rumours had circulated for hours, the club’s official Twitter feed finally ended the speculation by posting a simple message at about 10pm which read: “The Club can confirm we do not expect to complete any further deals, in or out, this transfer window”.

Aston Villa, West Brom and Newcastle were all thought to be keen on Hoolahan – who had a transfer request rejected by Carrow Road chiefs this month – while Luciano Becchio looked likely to be leaving the club on loan. But both will be forced to stay in Norfolk.

There was a snippet of deadline-day news involving the Yellows though as under-21s striker Jamar Loza extend his loan spell at Leyton Orient until March 8. So it leaves City preparing to face a much-strengthened Cardiff City tomorrow with only loanees Jonas Gutierrez and Joseph Yobo joining their ranks since the window opened at the start of the year.

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27 comments

  • So what is it with David McNally? Supreme confidence, or that now well publicised death wish ? The teams around us have demonstrated a very clear intent to fight and survive. We appear almost apathetic. Accepting of what will be. A large part of that will be demonstrated in Cardiff tomorrow. A resurgent Cardiff playing in a must win home game? I can almost hear Hughtons post match cliches now!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • So either we're strong enough already and don't need anyone , or they simply won't give him the support and financial backing because he's history in the summer . Also the club need to tell us what on earth is going on with Wes and Becchio , neither gets anywhere near enough game time to help but CH still refuses to let them go , why ?

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    mjc75

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • But, yet again, a non-comment is allowed.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • I surrender, Archie. Just an attempt to lighten the mood.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • mjc75, We haven't let either of them go as they're great Championship players and we might need them. Given that Hooper and RVW will leave if we get relegated along with many others they're keeping all options open. I'd do the same and take a stocktake once we find out which league we're playing in. Should we be lucky enough to stay in the PL then I suspect CH will go. A new manager will come in and be given funds to support him. That's probably the reason we didn't sign anyone on a perm basis. Given the two players we've brought in it looks like we're going for seasoned PL experience to avoid relegation over young talent. I just hope we don't lose Ruddy to injury or a couple of CB.

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    Oz Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • This has to be the most depressingly predictable transfer window ever. No improvement ahead the board and Hughton has condemned us to woeful, dire, ineptitude for the remainder of the season. Survival or relegation, there has to be changes ahead.

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    Burglecut

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • . . . Or his incompetent assistants.

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    jigs69

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Why would players go to Swansea, Southampton, Sunderland and Hull etc and not Norwich its called the Chris Hughton factor.

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    Harry

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Cardiff, Palace and Hull among others have certainly shown ambition and determination to stay in the Premiership by making some big financial commitments to new players. We on the other hand have done a hardly convincing two-step. Two forward, two back. I'd like to feel optimistic but am finding it hard to do so.

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    malaga flier

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • It is un exciting, but we haven't lost anyone. Not sure about the Wes situation, would probably be best off elsewhere, but no one seriously bid for him it seems - shame for everyone. The injection of a bit of experience could just balance the side, so it really is a bit early to say we've done badly.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • It would be nice if the board comes out and names the players we were in for? I can understand Man U players going to play for Ole. Fergie rated him as the best tactically estute player who's worked under him. I can understand other London based players wanting to go on loan to another London based club. I can't understand how others would rather go to Swansea, Southampton, Sunderland and Hull etc.

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    Oz Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Only 2 loan signings of awful players who are both on the way down. Does not say much for our "ambition". Perhaps the board refused to release any funds for transfers...keeping it in the kitty for the next manager perhaps....I can only dream.

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • this is going to be interesting...

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    pug

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Nobody wants to come and play for a dullard manager.

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    jigs69

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • 2 awful players?! Seriously? An Argentinian International & Nigeria's captain. Us supporters have been spoiled, and are acting that way.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • All the more reason our youth setup has to bring through great players. Unfortunately given our location some players just aren't interested in joining us. Obviously there's a lack of designer clothes shops and places for them to spent all that hard earned cash!

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    Oz Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Clearly the Board assume we have a high risk of relegation and are battening down the hatches to reduce the financial risk for future seasons. 2 elderly loanees without much recent match time to bolster our thin squad? Not impressed. Hopefully I will be proven wrong.

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    SussexYellow

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Just a review of the state of play. We have scored 18 goals in 23 Premier League games. 18 !!!! We have at least one player who is shackled to the Club that he does not want to be at, or play for. We have a Captain we admits in an interview that he "doesn't know what is going on...". We have a player who stops during the game to abuse City supporters. We have a Manager who bores for England. We have a Board who, by supporting the Manager, condones his style of play. Team spirit is non-existent. Morale is lower than whale pooh. I sense that a drubbing at Cardiff is imminent.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • 2 awful players?! Seriously? An Argentinian International & Nigeria's captain. Us supporters have been spoiled, and are acting that way.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • How can it be that a talent such as Wes and a proven goalscorer (given time) Becchio are constantly behind Elmander and Wolfswinkle. Neither of the latter have proven themselves so far. I always thought that competition for places provided motivation for those on the bench. Sad to see Wes especially left out. The Newcastle game was crying out for his skills. We the fans could see it. Why not CH ??. Chris Houghton needs our support, but by his actions turn us against him.

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    Bally High

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • The only exciting thing is the next match

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    Cecil

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Oz Canary, if it`s true we cannot attract players to Naaaridge because of a shortage of places in which to waste their vast cash surpluses, there must be business opportunities galore! Tattoo parlours. Tonsorial establishments specialising in the truly bizarre. Ego-massage parlours. Tanning parlours. Upmarket sunglasses shops. Lawyers specialising in sidestepping motoring offences. Manicurists. Pedicurists. Epicurists. Sinecurists. Publicists. PR men. Minders. Antique book shops. Museums. Theatres. Dog racing stadia. Clones of Prisoner of War Road. Street `Countdown`. Indoor fireworks. I wish I had money to invest.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Just had a light hearted effort ethered, seems I`m not allowed to try and cheer people up! kenfoggo, I so hope you`re wrong, I bet you do too. But I fear the worst this afternoon after that weedy effort vs Newcastle. But I suppose you never know. Some spark of hope like RvW getting an early goal and the team then going for the jugular. Or another disjointed, limp, lacklustre effort. My hopes lay in our scraping survival and starting afresh next season. Relegation would be a wasted opportunity - we`re past the fabled `second season syndrome`. Now we should be building and consolidating, not going into meltdown.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Ha, right, I'm in! I've been reading these boards for a while now. Seems you all know each other. Do you all drink in the same pub? In summary: We are where we should be, if not above, league wise. We have some good players but they are under-motivated. We will probably survive but there will be no entertainment. Hughton is probably not the man to lead us but we were spoilt by Lambert and who do we expect to get instead? NcNally is a sensible man who has a good business head and will not over-react, in fact I expect him to react at exactly the right time; he knows what is going on. Anyone that slags Delia off must be mad; who else would have stuck it for so long??

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    Deehanna

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Why would players go to Swansea, Southampton, Sunderland and Hull etc and not Norwich its called the Chris Hughton factor.

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    Harry

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Lose at Cardif and the feeling at Carrow Road after playing Man City could be ANYTHING.Maybe the muppet in charge will get the message then.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Maybe Canary West is right - we are saving up for the Summer. It's another 6 pointer coming up.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

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