The Contrasting Signings of Bony and van Wolfswinkel

The Contrasting Signings of Bony and van Wolfswinkel

After both surviving for a second consecutive season in the Premier League last season, Swansea and Norwich looked abroad to strengthen their strike force  and further their ambitions. The Welsh side signed Wilfred Bony from Vitesse Arnhem for £12million, while their Norfolk counterparts also broke their club record fee with the capture of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for £8.5 million. Both players were well-known to football fans with a knowledge away from British shores and were seen as good signings for …
How Has Hughton Turned Norwich Around?

How Has Hughton Turned Norwich Around?

After a poor start to the season, Norwich have started to move up the table and are now 14th, five points above the relegation zone. They spent a lot of money in the summer (around £25m) which raised expectations at Carrow Road, but their squad is still lacking in a few areas. It was perhaps unfair to expect too much from Norwich this season, a mid table position is the best they can hope for, they don't have enough quality …
Newcastle United vs Norwich Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

Newcastle United vs Norwich Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

Newcastle United welcome their former boss Chris Hughton's Norwich City side to St James' Park this weekend, on the back of two excellent results against Chelsea and Spurs before the international break. Norwich acquired an important win against West Ham United, winning 3-1, lifting them out of the relegation zone, with just 1 point separating themselves in 15th to Fulham in 18th place. Team News and Predicted Line-Ups The Norwich game may be too soon for injured duo Phil Dummett …
Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

These two sides have both had poor starts of the season but for entirely different reasons. Norwich spent a lot of money on players in the summer and Chris Hughton is failing to mould them into a team. The pressure is building on Hughton as Norwich are languishing in the bottom three. He desperately needs to win on Saturday or he could become the third Premier League manager to lose his job this season. West Ham are lacking a Premier …
Osvaldo and van Wolfswinkel Stats | Risk With Foreign Strikers

Osvaldo and van Wolfswinkel Stats | Risk With Foreign Strikers

Every year we see a number of foreign strikers join Premier League clubs with impressive career scoring records. This fills fans with hope that they now possess a dangerous centre forward who can regularly score 15+ goals year in, year out. This summer, two strikers with growing reputations joined Premier League clubs for big fees: Pablo Osvaldo and Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Both have been linked with huge Premier League teams in the past. Arsenal and Liverpool have been rumoured to have looked …
Five Big Signings Yet To Deliver | Fellaini, Willian, Soldado, Navas & Wolfswinkel

Five Big Signings Yet To Deliver | Fellaini, Willian, Soldado, Navas & Wolfswinkel

This season a number of big money signings were made by Premier League clubs. With big money comes big expectation from fans, as well as the need for players to produce the goods immediately. The Premier League is now seven games into the season, and there have been some signings who have not given the performance that their fans would have expected. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel Ricky Van Wolfswinkel arrived as Norwich’s record signing for just over £8.5 million in the …
Hull City vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Hull City vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

On Saturday August 24th, Norwich will play the newly promoted Hull City at the KC Stadium.  Neither team were able to come away with a victory in their first game of the season with Norwich getting a point in a 2-2 draw vs Everton and Hull were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in their first Premier League game since 2010.  Norwich were able to come away with a point after being outplayed by Everton but were clinical in front of net …
New Signings Will Make Norwich A Force

New Signings Will Make Norwich A Force

After two respectable finishes within the Premier League, Norwich will attempt to move up the division. This summer has seen Norwich make a big splash in the transfer market as they make the most of the extra funds the new big money television deal has brought in. The East Anglian side were poor last season as they struggled for goals as they managed just over 1 per game which was helped by 3 goals in the final match at Manchester …