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 …
Are Norwich Now Favourites For Relegation?

Are Norwich Now Favourites For Relegation?

The relegation battle is almost certainly going to be more exciting than the title fight. Liverpool are clear favourites to win the league, while the relegation fight is wide open with no one side looking certainties for the drop. The bottom three hasn't changed much in recent weeks, but all three have found crucial victories which have moved them up the table. Norwich have been dragged right into the mix and many now expect them to get relegated in the …
Norwich City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

Norwich City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

The in-form away team in the Premier League arrives at Carrow Road on Sunday, with Tim Sherwood hoping to get fifth away win since being appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager in mid December. Team News Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Bennett, Johnny Howson and Michael Turner look set to miss the game. Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches remain on the sidelines. Sandro and Younes Kaboul could be reintroduced to the Spurs side. Key Statistics Norwich City have kept a clean sheet in …
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: Season 13/14 So Far | Stats Analysis

Norwich City: Season 13/14 So Far | Stats Analysis

As we endure the third international break of the season you can forgive Norwich fans for having their minds away from the action at Wembley after a mixed start to a season full of expectation. Before last weekend’s win against West Ham, Norwich had found themselves in the bottom 3 for a period of time and tensions were reaching breaking point as fans were becoming frustrated with Chris Hughton after a 2013 record had seen 7 wins in 29 games. …
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 …
Arsenal Vs Norwich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Arsenal Vs Norwich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

After an unusually exciting international weekend for Scotland, Wales, and England, club football returns to the Emirates this weekend where Arsenal host Norwich City. The Gunners have enjoyed a great start to the season and, bar their opening day disappointment to Aston Villa, have continued their exceptional form in 2013. Only 4 defeats in 26 Premier League games this calendar year, with 1 in 7 this season, has improved the morale at Arsenal and seen them storm to the top …
Norwich Vs Aston Villa Preview | Key Players, Stats & Team News

Norwich Vs Aston Villa Preview | Key Players, Stats & Team News

After a bright start to the season from Aston Villa, who defeated Arsenal 3-1 at The Emirates, they have since failed to capitalise on it by suffering three straight defeats. Norwich have also only managed one win in their last four games, which came against Southampton after Nathan Redmond scored his first goal for the club. Both teams will be eager to take the three points to ease the pressure on themselves after difficult starts. Aston Vila suffered a blow …
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