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Norwich City not interested in Joseph Baffo transfer swoop

Norwich City will not be making a January move for ex-Swedish U21 defender Joseph Baffo Picture: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Norwich City will not be making a January move for ex-Swedish U21 defender Joseph Baffo Picture: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Norwich City’s January recruitment push does not involve a move for ex-Swedish Under-21 international defender Joseph Baffo.

Alex Neil has been touted with a host of defensive reinforcements in the lead up to the window opening, with Dinamo Zagreb right-back Ivo Pinto tipped to join the Canaries, but Baffo is not on City’s radar.

Speculation on Sunday night of a potential deal was whipped up by reports of a flight landing at Norwich Airport from German town Braunschweig, where Baffo plays his club football for second tier Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.

The 23-year-old was linked to the Canaries in the summer, after playing a leading role in his country’s surprise Uefa U21 European Championship success, but Baffo moved from Swedish club Halmstads to Germany. The defender has since made 17 appearances for Braunschweig, who are fifth in the table ahead of the winter break in Germany.

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  • Problem is Wivenhoe who is paying them short term and long term? Take young Jacob. Last season player of the month then he gets kicked out for a stupid media message. Didn't seem to me that he had much loyalty to Blackpool's fans. OK he was young and it was a mistake but getting Coventry promoted this season won't make him a hero around Norwich next Summer and he won't necessarily benefit in the team's success by playing at a higher level next season, gettinmg a bonus or a pay rise. Of course much of the time the aims and ambititions of a player are identical to that of the team in which he is playing. I just wonder if there are times when that is not the case with a loan player. Are they holding something back?

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    waclor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Noh Derby seems like Brew is into Shoppinhower.I find you have to be careful with Kant though. and to answer Waclors question I believe most loan players are loyal to the team paying them.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Waclor , since when has being on topic been a requirement of being on one of these boards.So must I, I must , hence Archie carried a few stories about how City where going to be out of the traps like greyhounds in this transfer window,well I would like Archie to reconsider their source for their stories.Maybe you just cant do it from the woolpack. ....

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • You are welcome, however my own typos offended me!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • DerbyCanary, thank you for saving me the time to point out that grammatical car crash. The effort of digesting my tea made the reading of it even more tedious.

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    Chris69

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Waclor- I think that a number of factors affect a loan players desire - the person, the reason for the loan is it for fitness (VOO this year) Is it to get outoff the wage bill Remy at Newcastle (a success - ish) or the Roeder loans (varying from poor to abysmal). Also the players attitude - Fraser Forster was excellent others again less so - John Hartson anyone??....... that doesn't answer it but it's probably a complex issue for Freud, Nietzsche or Brewer!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • So no insight into the loyalty situation with loaned players then?

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    waclor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • I'm with sarky cutt on this one. Hi, Wac. I watched Shawshank Redemption for the nth time last night. Some quality posters there alright: Ava Gardner. Marilyn Monroe. Raquel Welch. But I've never worked out how Dufresne put the poster back over the hole after he'd escaped through the wall. I know that's a bit picky... Great story from Stephen King. I think he based the evil Prison Warden character on Machianalli. What is not credited, and therefore not generally known to any but the most inside Insiderists, is that City man wrote the book and S. King merely ripped it off. Cheapskate. Though "Tommyknockers" wasn't bad. Again, I suspect plagiarism...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • How shocking to look for players from the lower leagues, the likes of Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli and Grant Holt.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • It's ok to rant on about the 'board' being "cheapsakates" City man. I thought the idea of being a supporter was to support the club, not moan on picking holes in it. If you dislike the way the club is run so much go and support another one.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • It's ok to rant on about the 'board' being "cheapsakates" City man. I thought the idea of being a supporter was to support the club, not moan on picking holes in it. If you dislike the way the club is run so much go and support another one.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • For the sarky s0ds amongst you, by "Poster" I do not mean something purchased from Athena. You all know who you are.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • This is completely off topic by which I mean all three topics: "Nuffo on Baffo", "CityMan's post" and "Carrow Road expansion". I am intrigued to know how players on loan actually feel about their club, both the parent club and the club for which they are playing at the time. Do they feel not quite a part of it? Do they care if their team loses or wins? Is there a poster on here who has been a loaned player who can enlighten me please? Thank you.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Regarding Carrow Road expansion: if we were to put an additional tier on the Jarrold it would dwarf the rest of the stadium and look odd to say the least. The place for any expansion must be the main stand. Interesting article in one of the Sunday's yesterday interviewing the chairman of Palace, where the club is preparing to expand Selhurt Park, first by building over the existing main stand - thus the need negating the need to lose seating during its construction, as is happening at Liverpool. Thus Mr Bowkett's statement some time ago as to where they would put all the season ticket holders from the City Stand while the work was going doesn't stand up architecturally (sorry about the pun!!!).

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    malaga flier

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Speaking of the bizarre, did anyone hear the great CanaryCall caller Saturday who was comparing Jarvis to the co-host Eadie as always injured. Completely unaware of his own insensitivity. Excruciating. Should do a worst-of CanaryCall compilation of all the NfN's

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Reg, he may be inarticulate but we MOGs are a selective crew and City man is not one of our discerning band.

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    cutty

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Now be fair to City man, Guys & Gals. He must be terribly disappointed that his forecasts earlier in the season have not materialised. If memory serves, we should currently be bottom of the table and odds on favourites for relegation. And to rub salt into his wounds, the board are in danger of spending money on new players. It's a hard life being an inarticulate MOG-in-chief.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Paddy who is your source for this story? Was it the airport cleaner who saw the German plane land? Is it a taxi driver "In the know"? Please enlighten us.

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    rob

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Can't help suspecting Cm is an 1p5wich troll trying to be a WUM. Nobody can be that obtusely inarticulate - can they?? Or is it Town Man in disguise? Not heard a squeak from Gedro lately, either...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Two story stand, City man? That's a different storey. I thing you new that. But I'm glad "they" use the same money as the rest of us. All ways reassuring in smalways. What DID that all mean, Cm?? Or was it just a brilliant parody of Partridge Radio's Canary Call?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • **News Flash"" "Norwich wish to make clear they're NOT interested in Lionel Messi."

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Haha, what a headline! It's a bit like saying "Norwich are not interested in anyone we're not interested in"

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • fixing own grammar "Unless" "Much". Apologies to those who can read!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • cityman: "unles they ARE cheap ... its will not surprise me IF WE ONLY PURCHASE FROM Scotland and the Championship.... THE city board are cheapskates.... Someone who KNEW....." the grammar is so offensively bas that the rest of your incoherent rant loses it's impact. The south stand rebuild was at a time when we could only get 14-15k people in - the attendance boom has been mush more recent also the stand was built in the CHASE era - pre this board. This board is looking at £10m for the Inter CB, £8m for Naismith and upto 4m Euro (not certain on the exchange rate) on Pinto. How is this a cheapskate board pray tell..... so one of the rumoured targets isn't a player we are looking at - oh no it's all the board fault.

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • It's great to see city man so unusually chirpy and positive after our excellent festive results, well done fella

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    lordbesty

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Whoever denied it supplied it

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    lordbesty

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • A bit harsh City man. The lower leagues have lots of examples of clubs who have "invested"and then suffered financial chaos from which some may never recover. Who would want to follow the Leeds or Portsmouth strategy. Cautious they may be but the City board have a team in the premiership with a good chance of staying there next season with the careful addition of 2 or 3 established players - not signed from the German 2nd tier though.......

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    Diss man

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Sun Tzu couldn't have said it any better . . . . spot on✌

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • If you write this, surely you could acknowledge the source even if it is I understand that etc? Who says we don't want him? I'm sure we don't but it would be great to know who confirmed it:-)

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • City will not be interested in any players unless they come cheap it doesn't surprise me at all we will see players from Scotland and the championship player only they will be cheaper buying. City board are cheapskates on the premiership. If this board had some who new what they where doing because this board missed a golden opportunity when the south stand was built they should have gone two story stand with 35 thousand capacity, in the long run would work out cheaper then the £30 million to replace main stand but when you have owners and a board that can't look a see a bigger picture and all ways think at the small ways of doing thinks in the it will cost more as I said they don't have a clue but to same money.

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    City man

    Monday, January 4, 2016

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