Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan signs on at Carrow Road until 2016

Wes Hoolahan is the latest Norwich City player to sign a new deal. 
Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd Wes Hoolahan is the latest Norwich City player to sign a new deal. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Thursday, August 7, 2014
4:08 PM

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has pledged his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal which will keep him at Carrow Road until 2016.

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The Republic of Ireland international has joined Ryan Bennett in extending his stay after concluding talks this week with the club’s top brass. The new deal completes a remarkable turnaround for Hoolahan who had a bit-part role last season and saw a transfer request rejected following interest from Aston Villa.

“I’m delighted to have signed,” he said. “Obviously last year it was a bad season for me but I came back in for the pre-season and the manager spoke to me and talked me through his plans. Now I just can’t wait to get started and I’m delighted to be here for another couple of seasons.”

Adams is in no dobut Hoolahan will have a major impact in the club’s bid for Championship promotion with the City boss making little secret of the fact he was keen to tie down the Dubliner after a sparkling pre-season.

“I’m absolutely delighted Wes has agreed to sign a new deal. He’s a fantastic player who can make a big impact for us this season and he will be an integral part of our squad,” Adams told the club’s official site.

City’s longest-serving player has made a total of 213 appearances and scored 37 senior goals for the club.

34 comments

  • …..Move on Trev?....No way!....I will follow his progress with Hull, throughout the coming season after his contribution in our downfall!.... Last night he headed down 'a right footed cross from the right wing' when in a Centre forward position.....What the hell was he doing there? He was supposed to be playing on the left wing! I fear he will do for Hull what he did for us!......BUT!.. I do look forward to a successful season for us with players like Wes in our team!!!!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Superb decision - as good as signing a new player. Neil Adams is slowly going up in my estimations. Really looking forward to the new season now

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    Lucioperca

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • For all those that still seem intent on knocking our last POTS, here is an extract from last nights game, whereby Hull won 2-1. The breakthrough finally arrived in the 80th minute, debutant Robert Snodgrass heading Elmohamady's cross into the six-yard box for Aluko to prod home. Can we now move on from this unnecessary criticism of a former player and look forward to a successful season with players like Wes in our team.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • The silly thing is, nobody has actually ever confirmed what was said. A certain Kate Riley of Sky Sports broke the news. She claimed Wes walked past her and off the record said an expletive regarding the club and his future. Number 1 she is an Ipswich fan and likely couldnt wait to grab her phone and type a tweet to wind fans up. Number 2 shes a reporter! Shes going to twist things into anything she can to make a story. Number 3: Wouldnt you be annoyed if you knew you were the most creative player in the squad but consistently over looked or played in games where you cant make an impact? Hes been more than loyal to NCFC and now our longest serving player by some distance. He could have sat around collecting his wage (and got moaned at by the morons) but at his age (in his prime) he wanted to move if clueless Hughton wouldnt play him and I dont think anyone can blame him really (yet some moaned anyway!). Even if he did say the exact quote people claim he did, we've all said things in frustration, dont over think it or go looking for an excuse to moan. Main thing is, hes still here, signed on now most likely for the rest of his career (or active career anyway), so lets behind him and give him that blooming ball!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Is this Orwellian Blonde Bimbo journo anonymous? Is it still on Archie`s books? Is it ever given a `shift` in the Moderators` Cubicle...?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Some further good news to wake up to this morning here. Looks like we have a manager who can man manage his team.Wes can be a frustrating player to watch but a little like Botham was for England at cricket, you had to play him because he had the knack of turning it on when least expected and Wes is similar. It will be interesting to see how NA will line his team up. I still think we need to add to the back four but still time before window closes. OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • I doubt he will play every match but when he does what he does with the ball more than makes up for when he loses it.

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    irongloves

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Graham - I think his existing contract ran until 2015 so a 2 yr extension will take him to 2017.

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    SplatTheCat

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Best news ever! I love our Wessi. Totally agree with Stew...the whole team needs to be based around him.He's a little Irish genius on the ball and can split Championship teams in half with his vision and passing abilities. Glad this has been confirmed...all more momentum for Sunday's game! I can't wait! :) OTBC!

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    CanaryDan

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Can't quite see how signing a new two year deal in 2014 ties him to the club until 2017. But then maths was never my strong point.....

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    Graham Last

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Excellent news! But is that Warky's Tash trying to pull Wessi off early in the picture?

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Another good bit of pre-season news , let us hope his talents for playing football are undiminished and that his enthusiasm for the game matches his interest in undressing Italians .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Colin I can't agree with you. There was nobody more annoyed than me after his failed celebration at Villa. Now where is that blond bimbo from Ips*** who as I understand it was banned from Colney and Carrow Rd. Anyway that's in the past now we move on. Now just go and show'em Wes.

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    Egyptian canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Yes, excellent news, and better late than never, but a pity the new manager wasn't bright enough to play Hoolahan in the last five games of last season instead of giving him just 22 minutes at Fulham. We might even have won one of them and stayed up. He ran the show against Sunderland just a few weeks earlier, yet was given the Bassong treatment at the end of the season.

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    Outside The Box

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Much of last season we were a pooey little club - inept management at most levels. Wes if he did say as quoted was probably not far off the mark I can understand his frustration. Very happy he's staying as he offers something no one else does.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Brilliant news and brilliant photo. Reminds me of my Sunday League days!

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    SplatTheCat

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Good to have plenty of belly on the opposition, more exercise for our players when they run rings round them...

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Love that comment from canary west!! I thought exactly the same. No wonder we won 13-0. Great to have wes signed up.

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    Liverpool canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • WONDERFUL!! I sincerely hope this means he will play, too. Yes, it feel like this will be a good season, everyone. Can we hope for Wes behind Grabban and Hooper?

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • I for one love the little fella and don't begrudge him the right to utter words in anger..no one was harmed. Unlike the last two seasons when I felt harmed every Saturday.

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    Gruff

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • At last. Good news. Wish him and the Club well.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Good news indeed, lets all hope Wes hits the ground running but as Matt says, do not get on his back if and when he loses the ball, it happens to all quality players from time to time. He can be the key to our success this year as long as he is played in the right position.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Hurrah! Thanks Wes - now go on a become even more of a Norwich legend. Next time you put the ball in the net, could you look a bit happier about it though?! Although a ironic grumpy celebration would be golden.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • …..This is to all the Wes Hoolahan fans.....and even the one or two doubters....not many I'll bet!.... Best News Norwich City have had since relegation....All systems GO.... !.... …..Colin! You too may have said things over the top if you had suffered the humiliation that was thrust upon him by the terrible trio!....His remarks were more than likely aimed at the now departed... Present management obviously see things differently...Grant Holt decided to move on under the strain! ...Wes stuck it out! .We need him now and he has put his name on the paper ...Let us all hope that it works out!...Why not join the club?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Brilliant news. I guess Stew is in some state of ecstasy. I am really pleased with the way Adams has turned this round. Thank you Wes.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Btw, I bet nobody is further over the Moon than Uncle Stew. Let`s be `avin` ya, Stew.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Who is this blonde Bimbo journo from Gippeswyck?? Wes had every right to be cross, and the local parish gutterpress had no right to misquote and demonize him. No wonder he deferred a bit to Lambo at AV last season. He respects Paul, and vice-versa. Two proper men. Hughton & Calderwood were two proper... Robert was t0x!c. Why does Archie insist on obscuring contributions with an advert for The Royal Norfolk Brown-nose Fest??

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • omg....when we played that 'regional select XI'..... who selected the XI ?? Was it the local pork pie company? Look at the belly on the centre half in that picture !!!

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    CanaryWest

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Colin.. I can't agree with your sentiments. I've a lot of time for Wes as a footballer. He had every right to be jumping up and down and looking for a move last January. He's a quality player how could and should have been making an impact for us on the field. I'd far rather he vented his frustration than simply sat back and accepted his premier wages whilst sitting on the bench. It's debatable whether he's increased his wage now we've dropped down the league, but I'm sure if he had made the right noises Villa would have come sniffing again.Well done to Adams for turning the situation round ..bring on Sunday!

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    Irish canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Another step in the right direction. Congratulations all round.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Excellent news, I know I said it before when it was rumoured he was about to sign, but I'm going to say it again. ' Well done Neil you've brought the feel good factor back, and have a good season Wes!'

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    cutty

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • No longer an effing poo club when they are willing to offer him more money and more security. Funny that!

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    Colin

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Fantastic news. Put last season behind us. Im sure even the most moronic of minds can understand why he was frustrated (team cant score or create goals, yet hes ignored in the games we vitally needed him etc..) and the Blonde, ipswich supporting journo who started the whole awful game of chinese whispers regarding what he was 'meant' to have said didnt help matters. Either way hes back, hes part of the plans, we've got him tied down, likely for the rest of career, lets get behind him! OTBC!

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Very good news. OTBC

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    Bedford Canary

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

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