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Norwich City supporters react to the club’s January spending spree of £24m

08:57 02 February 2016

Norwich City's January transfer window signings (clockwise from top left): Matt Jarvis, Ben Godfrey, Ivo Pinto, Patrick Bamford, Steven Naismith and Timm Klose.

Norwich City's January transfer window signings (clockwise from top left): Matt Jarvis, Ben Godfrey, Ivo Pinto, Patrick Bamford, Steven Naismith and Timm Klose.

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Norwich City supporters have been taking to Twitter to express their delight at the club’s January transfer splurge, which saw them sign more players than any other Premier League side, spending around £24m.

A late deadline day deal for Coventry City’s highly-rated teenage prospect James Maddison, for a fee understood to be £2.5m plus add-ons, capped a record January transfer window spree.

Here is the full list of ins and outs at Carrow Road, in case you have missed any:

INS: Matt Jarvis (West Ham, £2.5m), Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb, £2.2m), Ben Godfrey (York City, up to £1m), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg, £7.6m), Steven Naismith (Everton, £8m), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan), Ebou Adams (Dartford, undisclosed), James Maddison (Coventry City, undisclosed).

OUTS: Carlton Morris (Hamilton, loan), Elliott Bennett (Blackburn, undisclosed), Jake Kean (Colchester Utd, loan), Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth, £8m), Conor McGrandles (Falkirk, loan), Jamar Loza (Southend, loan), Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday, £3m), Louis Thompson (Swindon, loan).

What do you make of Norwich’s transfer dealings? You can leave your comments below.

27 comments

  • Overall a good transfer window, but like cromercanary, Mad B and others, I would like to have seen some cover for Tettey\O'Neil. Also, don't look to Pinto as a DEFENSIVE improvement. I believe he's part of AN's hope to play attacking wingbacks, and his defensive qualities are well below Wisdom's and possibly RM's too. As others have said, don't get too despondent if Spurs whip us tonight. They're a top 4 team in form. I just hope AN picks our strongest team and sticks with it (O'Neil excepted), if they do lose tonight.

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Sorry guys....still feel the lack of a second CB will cost us... I'll be delighted to be wrong.

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    Doc at the Radar Station

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Well it was nice to see the board splurge some of the money, although I am not sure they needed that many "strikers" a full back and midfielder would IMHO have been better targets.. anyways it did not cost them 24 million seeing as how they off loaded a few players, totaling 11 plus millions... I just hope and pray that this works out and they stay in the Premier division as that is the only way I get to see them play on TV here in N O Canada..

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    canuk

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • A good window for NCFC, with money wisely used. Like others, I wish there could have been another quality centreback. Expect to see the wage bill helped with a few going out on loan in the next few weeks to other chump and below clubs - Lafferty, Whittaker, etc.. and maybe even the club captain for 30 days of confidence boosting in the championship.. With the signings we have, and if everybody gives 100 percent all game in every area, then we have enough to survive this season. My concern is if AN continues to pick the likes of Redmond and others who just seem to be at NCFC to collect a wage, and don't give their all.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • I am happy with the investment we have made, but I do feel we need another CB. When you consider Benik Afobe cost 10mil and Jordan Rhodes cost 9mil then 8million for a seasoned Premiership player in Naismith doesn't look too shabby at all. I don't mind the investment in youth and loaning them back out policy providing we're also making necessary investment in the first team which we appear to have been doing. Let's not get too over-hyped about tonight - we are playing a very good in form Spurs side- I'd take a point and a decent team performance. OTBC

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    MellowYellow

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Yes not bad business done but why get young players in for the future when it is the present that mattersno holding midfielder no exexperienced central defender no real hope of anything different to what we have been seeing with ball watching switched off players if players loaned out not good enoughthen get rid same for 1st teamers clearly not good enough

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    Gary Rickman

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • D'oh. Being more acutely obtuse than usual here - Wiv you're taking into consideration the change in exchange rate too? I wonder if Steven wants to be club-record signing? Kiss of death!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • I wondered that, Wiv. Though I think Wink's reported fee was in £s, some reports state Naismith's as £8.5m. So it's a close call. This should be referred to club-record arbitrator, Young Paddy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Would Naisy now be our record signing as his approx £8m translates to more euros than we spent on RVW.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • @rob, is it as bad as "Alex Neil hails Norwich City's record January transfer splurge"? Being an effort from Young Padster, it is inevitable that "record" came into it. Now we'll get a record splurge of articles with "club-record splurge" in them.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • We've done well - and when you look at what Newcastle have spent it speaks volumes how desperate some clubs are to stay in the division. I see it being a scrap all the way from here and at present in my opinion we are the third worst side in the division behind Villa & Sunderland. Next 2 games absolutely pivotal to our season and need 4 points minimum. OTBC

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    OTFBC

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Really happy with the signings, and totally agree with TK. Expect Klose and Olsson in again, second half apperance of Bamford. Norwich City expects every man to do his duty! OTBC

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    Yellowfirebird

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • 24 million spending spree ?? Oh come on Archant educate your school boy reporters please.

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    rob

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • I hope you're wrong, AOTWAY, though I tend to agree that this seems a bit late and more might've been done in the summer, specially in the defence dept. Still, other clubs seem to find the need to spend in January, so we're not alone. Disloyal, treacherous types might conclude that the club was hoping to get away with what we had and its hand was subsequently forced. Summary execution is what that sort deserve for their treasonous behaviour. Villa must be in good shape cos they didn't feel the need to spend anything at all.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • spent a few quid but no quality to keep us in premier league. we left it too late again so watch old hands play tonight

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    AOTWAY@BTINTERNET.COM

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • spent a few quid but no quality to keep us in premier league. we left it too late again so watch old hands play tonight

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    AOTWAY@BTINTERNET.COM

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • We are a bit like the poor man's version of Chelsea or Man City after this transfer window. Almost as many players out on Loan as we do actually have playing for us. Of course Instead of having billionaire owners - we have millionaire owners is the big difference. Anyway its actually quite fun following all our out on loan players as well.

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    Edinburgh Canary

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • That was a fair constructive criticism, cromercanary. I think Tetts is only one yellow away from suspension, though his knees seem to be not as bad as their publicity! His knees need a new agent. O'Neil is available again after the Spurs game. Perhaps Alex is "working on" Mulumbu. After all, AN signed him and the chap has a pretty good career record. So maybe his time will come? Eventually. In the meantime let's hope for good, solid team performances and enough points to stay up.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • But I will still judge AN in his team selection he needs to use the new defenders tonight and maybe some of the rest of the new signings apart from of causes the 2 young players.

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    City M

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • I couldn't keep away . City didn't actually spend £24 million they took in over £10 million maybe my attackts on the board done some good after all let's hope it pay off, Naismith is not a striker he's a more a attacking midfielder he will Get goals but we still need a out and out sticker that can score at least 15 plus a season . maybe that will be one of the top of the summer target .but I still have no regrets in selling my season ticket didn't ark much for it I can still go if I wanted to my daughter company have a box used it before.

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    City M

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Not a criticism then ﴾͡๏̯͡๏) ̲̅O̲̅'̲̅R̲̅L̲̅Ƴ̲̅?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • I think at last we can say it is now Alex Neil's team rather than one he inherited as the board have supported him in the transfer window. Now it is his turn to show exactly what he can do with his chosen team. It is likely to take a couple of games to settle in the new players so I will not expect miracles tonight given how well Spurs are playing but we must get something out of the Villa game that follows or things will start to look bleak. Whatever, I will be there again next season supporting my club.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Good, but we still need real defenders. Kloser and Pinto will need solid choices who plays with them.

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    willb

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • My one thought, (not a criticism) is that it's a shame, with Mulumbu clearly not impressing the coaching staff, that another holding mid was not brought in, for when Tettey's yellow card tally mounts or he has more problems with his knees. We saw vs Liverpool what a specialist position that is - and we also saw that Dorrans and Howson are not very good when deployed there! :(

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    cromercanary

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • While £24 million, grabs the headlines, the net total is a lot less. So hats off to the board for keeping their spending under control. . . As much as it would have been nice (?) to have seen even more cash splashed, at least NC didn't go mad like one club did and threw cash at players as if there was no tomorrow. . . Was it money wisely spent? Well if AN actually uses the players and they come together and the whole side starts to play like a team, then yes it is. . . Will they prevent relegation? About the only thing to say on that is that usually every year clubs near the bottom go on a good run and gain a load of points. . . Perhaps NC's run is yet to come and they will gain the 22 points needed to stay up - I suspect the 4th bottom side will need 45 points this season.

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    manbythesea

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • The young Maddison signing was one out of the blue. Sorry couldn't resist that. However welcome to the lad.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Proud to be a Norwich City supporter. The board has exceeded all expectations. Bravo. A record breaking transfer window in the clubs history. Simply a brilliant few weeks of activity.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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