‘Well that was distinctly unimpressive but predictable’ - Norwich City fans react to transfer deadline day

Norwich City Manager Alex Neil. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City Manager Alex Neil. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City failed to land a deadline day signing to boost their Championship squad and many Canaries fans were disappointed that there would be no new faces at Carrow Road.


City chief Alex Neil was keen to add another striker to his squad, after completing a deal for Nelson Oliveira in the final week of the transfer window, but he missed out after being heavily linked with a loan move for Watford's Jerome Sinclair.

The only activity at Carrow Road on Thursday was a trio of loan departures in the way of Harry Toffolo, James Maddison and Tony Andreu.

A number of Norwich City fans expressed their disappointment on Twitter at the lack of signings but many stated that they were not surprised.

Canary Mick tweeted: 'Well that was distinctly unimpressive but predictable transfer deadline day for #NCFC.'

Canos Fan said: 'We always seem to go after the same targets as Villa and Newcastle, no wonder why we don't get anyone in.'

Craig Daniels added: 'Last year #NCFC fans said failure to get a new CB would cost us. It did. This year, saying lack of depth up front will cost us. It will.'

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Some fans directed their anger at the lack of arrivals at Carrow Road towards chairman Ed Balls who was filming the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing on Thursday night.

The 49-year-old said on Twitter: 'Finished filming @bbcstrictly at 11.30pm, now on way to @BBCr4today to talk about my new book, Speaking Out.'

In reply to the tweet Martin Law wrote: 'Possibly not the best tweet to make when #ncfc fans are screaming about a lack of transfers yesterday and you're dancing.'

Dave Dranfield added: 'Is that why Norwich didn't sign anyone yesterday? Too busy tripping the light fantastic?'

But some people were a bit more positive, stating it could have been a lot worse.

Will said: 'This transfer window has been okay, we wanted more in but we expected more out.'

And Connor Southwell added: 'Personally, I'm proud we've looked after the finances and not broke the bank on anyone who didn't fit our style. Onwards and upwards.'