Timm Klose has been hot on the radar of German club Hamburg for a while.

They German side have been keeping tabs on the Norwich defender with intensions to add him to their defense squad.

Hamburg have had quite a challenging season, highlighted by many disappointing moments, however they are determined to make serious improvements to the team for their next season campaign.

This season, they have conceded 31 goals in their 16 league games, a result considered as disgraceful by many fans.

Recent media report from Germany indicated that in an effort to hold tight their defense line, the Bundelsliga side has shortlisted Norwich city central-back, Klose, for the transfer window in January.

However, reports from regional newspaper Hamburger have revealed that there might be a stiff competition for the player, as Klose’s agent has hinted that a move to Hamburg in January is highly unlikely.

Klose’s agent happens to be Gaetano Giallanza, former City striker; he was quoted saying “A trade is actually not possible.”

Hamburg’s manager Markus Gisdol has made public his intentions of taking full advantage of the transfer window to sign in defenders, especially after his team lost 3-1 at Mainz.

The team is currently in a desperate struggle to pull out of relegation, and with the sponsorship of six-time German champions’ billionaire investor Klaus-Michael Kühne, they may well consider signing Klose on loan.

Norwich city had signed Klose earlier in January, paying around £7million to Wolfsburg as signing fee. The 28-year old Swiss international consistently put on a remarkable performance in all the games he featured. Unfortunately, he suffered and injury and was pulled out from the final five games of the season.

City’s manager Alex Neil had dropped him in the last six matches, however his 25 appearance for Norwich were enough to win him the attention of Hamburg, coupled with the experience he had acquired from a record 75 games in the Bundesliga.

Ed Balls reckons that Poeple will now Know his Dancing Skills

Ed Balls reckons even those people who never knew him for his politics are now starting to know him for his dancing.

An English channel has signed Balls as a contestant for one of its dancing shows and some of his out-of-the-skin performances on that show have gained the Norwich chief enormous popularity.

Balls says that whenever a news story about him features on Television these days, the story presenter calls him a participant of the dance show and not a politician which he originally is.

He also reveals that whenever he goes outside to have a bit of shopping or something else, he sees that the kids are showing him to their moms and asking if he is the same bloke who comes on that show and dances brilliantly.

As per Balls, the kids are hardly interested in politics and hardly watch the political discussions on television and even if they watch, they forget who was speaking in it and what matter was getting discussed. But, as far as the dance shows are concerned, they take a lot of interest in that and keep the participants of such shows in their minds all the time and that’s why he has become popular among them.

However, being realistic about his dance skills, Balls admits that when it comes to the technical side of the dance, he is very limited, but, due to the entertainment he provides, he attracts a lot of public voting and it’s that public voting which is the biggest factor behind him coming a decent way into the show.

One of the benefits that Balls has had on the show that he has lost some weight and that’s why he hopes he stays in it for some more time as he would only get fitter in that time.

Norwich City’s Alex Neil will not sell his rising stars

After finishing the 2015-16 season of the Premier League at the 19th spot, Norwich City was relegated and dropped to the 2nd tier English League Championship.

It’s now the task of Alex Neil to promote them back to the Premier League and the manager wants to accomplish this by not selling any of his rising stars including: Jacob Murphy and James Maddison.

Jacob Murphy is a 21 year old forward who has been moving from club to club on loan deals. This is a fairly traditional method for managers to give younger players or player who don’t have a good chance to get in their own first team, an option to get playing time and experience in a different club.

James Maddison is another player that is expected to become a top player and even though him along with Murphy could be offloaded for a fairly good fee to create enough funds to sign other players and reinforce other departments but the head coach of Norwich City, Alex Neil is not playing to do that.

Alex Neil has recently stated that he will not pressure his younger players but will not sell them either. The 35 year old Scottish tactician just wants to see them develop in their own pace and when the time is right to put them in the first team on a consistent basis, then that time will arrive.

“The Murphys and Maddison will not be going out on loan. They are part of the squad and they give me different options. We have brought in a player like Alex Pritchard who likes to tuck in from the flank whereas the Murphys give us that width and that is a different attacking tool.

Players like the Murphys and Canos and Maddison are still young and to rely on them to get us promotion is a heavy burden on four young lads.’’ Norwich City’s Alex Neil said as he said that his younger players will be given time to develop and that they aren’t expected to go on further loans for now.

Despite some recent transfer rumors that have been popping on claiming that a few of the younger players in Norwich City could be offloaded, this seems highly unlikely as the head coach of himself stated that they aren’t going anywhere for the time being.

Norwich City To Get The Most Out Of Its Players

If you focus on Norwich City and the strategies or players they are lining up, one of the star players on their team is Ivo Pinto who is considered to be the wild card of the team.

Having come aboard the team, it did take him some time to get adjusted to the rules of English football.

However, by the time the club had played their part in the Premiership League this season it seemed that Ivo Pinto had gotten the hang of the game. The summer series that is coming up will hold more obstacles in store for Ivo and he would have to brush up his fundamentals well in order to prove useful to his team.

Indeed, with several games to be played every season, every resource of a football club needs to be ready with the right skills and be able to take on the workload that comes up. The Championship probably has seen Ivo turn into a Renaissance man for the team. He was out of sync initially when he forayed into the team and started off with Premier League campaigns on behalf of Norwich. When he came into the team at 26 years of age, he had to face episodes like fighting against nine goals when he debuted in the game against Liverpool. After all, he had been part of the Croatian team where the position was much more secure than the insecurities that are provided in the competitive arena of English football.

It definitely takes a while for a player to get into the course of action and to be able to provide an advantage to the team that he has joined. Being a full back has definitely made the job harder for him. Again, competing in Premier League matches definitely leaves little time to practice and to get used to things before you are thrust out in the main fields.

Norwich City might be in a financial crisis after relegation

It is believed that Norwich City is currently in a financial crisis and have put up their entire squad for sale.

According to some reports, the current owners Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynn Jone are unwilling to invest any more money into the team as they look to sell the club to foreign investors.

In a statement released by the Norwich City board, the club has said that their priority is to find another chief executive. Indeed, McNally resigned last week as the chief executive of the club, and they will need to find another one that could help manage the day-to-day affairs of the club. There is also a decision to take on whether Alex Neil will remain as manager of the club following their relegation to the Championship. The statement did not provide any hints on whether Alex Neil will stay as the manager or not.

The statement thanked the supporters for their unconditional support during the season and also said that the board shared the pains of the relegation.

The board admitted that the club has failed to reach its objectives this season which was to secure their Premier League status. The statement said that work has already started in order to determine what went wrong this season so that corrective measures could be taken.

We will have to wait for the coming weeks to find out whether the rumors of financial crisis are real or not. New investors will certainly mean money coming in the club and could help in the purchasing of new players. However, the first decision that will need to be taken is whether McNally will stay as manager as the club. A new manager will certainly want to bring his own players as they look to get back up in the Premier League.

Norwich City And Its Lineup To The Finish

As of today Norwich City along with Sunderland and Newcastle are preparing for the countdown of Premier League to begin.

The faces of David McNally and Alex Neil as bosses of Norwich City portrayed a tense picture in the background. The season is coming to an end for Premier League participating teams. Norwich City faces major challenge and so do rivals Sunderland and Newcastle United. Many feel that finance and football are both decided by the fortunes at the Premier League. English football has become a gold rush from the time its popularity began in the nineties.

Today there are bookmakers, computer games and bets that go round and bring in money to the world of English football. Today fans are able to discuss football strategies and what they feel should be the fate of the participating teams. All this puts added pressure to the teams who come close to the finishing line. The battle is on as to who will get the final seat for Premier League’s next season. The two teams who slip into the Championship League will have a financial disadvantage when they try to get back to the top tier of the league. The league is one of the most watches games across the world and hence, the game players are promised huge amounts of wealth as well.

Norwich City has a recent charge over conduct by FA along with Sunderland. The match that as held at Carrow Road. The Premier League match that was held at Carrow Road saw the staff and the players of both teams confront each other. However, all that is water under the bridge as the real challenge comes forth for these teams. Fans will surely want the best for the team and look forward to the same in the forthcoming matches.

Jose Mourinho says that his rivals in England are trying to buy the title

Chelsea are the current champions of England as they went through a very impressive 2014-15 Premier League which saw the team of Jose Mourinho only losing 3 matches in their entire campaign.

However, Chelsea wasn’t always such a dominating club. Chelsea only truly began to rise in the world of football in 2003 which was the date when the Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich bought the Premier League club and started to spend huge amounts of cash in signing new players.

When Jose Mourinho arrived to Stamford Bridge as the head coach, the Portuguese coach almost spent €99 million as soon as he made his way to Chelsea but now Jose Mourinho is saying that his main rivals in the Premier League are attempting to buy the league title.

Jose Mourinho talked to reporters in a press conference after Chelsea’s match against PSG and the Portuguese coach said: ‘’The squad is the same. Other squads are not the same. They are buying some of the best players in the country, they are buying some of the best players in Europe, so others squads will be very very strong’’

“In the beginning of MrAbramovich coming to Chelsea, Chelsea was buying the title. Now, they are buying the title. All of them, they are buying the title.It is up to us to be strong and to fight them and, obviously, to try and win it again, even without the big investments.”

Chelsea hasn’t gone through an active summer transfer window but the only reason that Jose Mourinho has not been interested in signing players is because he already has a world class team with top players in every single position and there isn’t a big need on adding more players to his squad.

Jose Mourinho already has a team which is capable of defending their Premier League title and all the other top teams in the Premier League are simply trying to catch up by signing top class players.

Alex Neil reckons by helping Norwich City

Alex Neil reckons by helping Norwich City get back to the League, he has managed to live up to the expectations that the club owners had with him.

Neil had been given the charge of Norwich in the middle of the previous season.

The Canaries were struggling with a bit of inconsistency at that point in time, but, with him coming in, everything was back on track and the team finished the season as the winner of the Championship playoffs.

According to Neil, at the start of his tenure in January, he was feeling a bit of heat and was afraid he might let himself and other people down. But, he is glad things did not unfold that way.

Norwich job was the first proper assignment for Neil as far as the management is concerned.
For the last couple of years, he had been coaching at Hamilton Academicals, but, he was a player cum manager there and the pressure was not that intense on him.

But, it was a tall ask switching to Norwich all of a sudden and not to forget his age. He is only in his early thirties.

For a man as young as that, to be a manager in the second tier Football, the pressure could so easily have gotten on him.

In an interview a few days back, Neil was quoted as saying, “I am really, really happy that I did not disappoint anyone. That’s something which I don’t like at all, to let the fans or the owners down. I always look to ensure I fulfil the expectations that people have with me.”

“To take the job in hand at a crucial time and to finish it like that, it’s satisfactory and I believe the faith that was shown while appointing me has been repaid.”

Alex Neil confident that he can get Norwich City into the Premier League

After getting his team within two points of an automatic promotion spot following a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, manager Alex Neil is confident that he can get Norwich City into the Premier League.

Not many would have expected the club to have bounced back strongly after a disappointing season last time around. However, the fact that they still remain in touching distance of an automatic promotion spot is commendable. The Championship this season has been highly intense with just a few points separating teams until the fifth spot. Bournemouth continued to hold the advantage with yet another victory.

Watford and Middlesbrough, though, slipped with defeats in their respective matches during the weekend and it has helped Norwich close the gap on the second spot. There has been no attempt to reduce the expectation at the club, as Neil has confirmed that Norwich are targeting promotion this season. If it comes through the automatic way, it would be even more beneficial. This is because it would allow the clubs several weeks of valuable preparation time in the transfer market, which the clubs that are promoted by the play-offs simply do not get. The win against Nottingham, though, was only the second in the last five matches.

“I know what my task is. We want to be in the Premier League, and I said to the board when I first came down I want to be in the Premier League as well so I will try my very best. Everybody is fighting for the same goal and I can assure you my determination only grows, it doesn’t diminish.There is an expectancy level that I have for myself and my group and from the fans towards me and the group. The board will have their own expectations that I have to deliver a certain quality of football and a certain competitiveness in this league,” said Neil.

Norwich City slipped to Eight Position

Norwich City suffered their second defeat in the last five league matches and this saw them slip to eighth place in the Championship. Manager Alex Neil sent out a warning saying that the players are showing signs of living in the past. He says that they should be reminded that they are playing in the Championship and that they need to win matches in order to get back to the Premier League.

After starting the season in the bright fashion, Norwich are finding it difficult to get the right results as the business end of the season approaches.

The prospect of automatic promotion may already be slipping away from the club, as they have fallen seven points behind Middlesbrough in the second place.

They remain only four points away from the play-offs, but there is a danger of the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers behind them catching up. Further, teams like Wolves and Brentford are going through a great run of form and they could extend their gap further. Neil was speaking after a 2-1 defeat against Brentford. An away match against Birmingham City, who have suffered just one defeat in the last five matches, appears to provide yet another tough test for the Canaries.

“It doesn’t matter where you’ve played. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done then, it’s what you do now.The squad, for instance. A lot of people talking seem to live off that they played in the Premier League.

But the bottom line is they’re not in the Premier League. They’re in the Championship.So the quicker we get used to that, the quicker we realise where we are, then hopefully the quicker we can turn it around and start pulling further up the table,” said Neil. Followed by this match, Norwich are up against Blackpool at home.