Norwich City fans divided by Bradley Johnson’s exit

Bradley Johnson with the playoff trophy.

Bradley Johnson with the playoff trophy. - Credit: Archant

The fallout from Norwich City's transfer deadline day activity continues unabated, with fans divided over the exit of Bradley Johnson – and bizarre claims about Gary Hooper and an equally mysterious tweet from Lewis Grabban.

While Johnson's exit to Derby was lamented by many, there were others who regarded it as shrewd business – even if the relative lack of 'incoming' players provided the backdrop to all debate.

But interspersed with the Johnson argument was a claim that Hooper's loan deal to Sheffield Wednesday fell through because the Yorkshire club refused to give him a VIP box for games.

Hooper's Twitter response was short and to the point: 'Not true' he wrote.

Fellow striker Grabban – whose suspension for leaving the team hotel before last Tuesday's Capital One Cup game at Rotherham expired yesterday – was also active on Twitter, but only fleetingly.


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Grabban was the subject of bids from his old club, Bournemouth, as the deadline approached but remains a City player, albeit one under something of a cloud.

And the 27-year-old appeared to do little yesterday to calm the stormy waters when, at 11.50am, he tweeted: 'The truth always comes to the surface eventually...' – although the cryptic message was deleted soon after.

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The positions of both players may have changed had City been able to prise Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace, who refused to sell as they had no time to find a replacement.

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