Lewis Grabban is hungry to make his mark at Norwich City

Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban has had to work his way up the ladder. Picture: Denise Bradley Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban has had to work his way up the ladder. Picture: Denise Bradley

Saturday, July 5, 2014
7:00 AM

Lewis Grabban is taking nothing for granted at Norwich City after his tough football upbringing.

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Neil Adams’ first summer signing failed to make the grade at boyhood club Crystal Palace before loan stints with the likes of Oldham, Motherwell and Brentford prior to a prolific goalscoring spell at Bournemouth which helped him seal his big break at Carrow Road.

“I think it did make me more hungry,” said the 26-year-old. “I had to drop down after starting with Crystal Palace so I would say I am a bit more appreciative now of what I have. I had to go and play lower league football and that is tough, but that is the route sometimes you have to take.

“It is massive for me to get this opportunity to come and play for Norwich and hopefully push for the Premier League. It is a big opportunity. I will work hard on the pitch, I am a team player and I generally try to give everything for the club. I’ve settled in well and the lads have been very welcoming.

“I knew a couple of them anyway. I knew Surs (Andrew Surman) from his time at Bournemouth and when he was a bit younger, Elliott Bennett and Russell Martin. The squad is very strong and I think we can go straight back up. The first thing you notice is the quality we have here.”

22 comments

  • ....'.Fellmonger' cutty!....tanning hides is what it's all about!.... Tanners in Norwich had a place in Petches Corner next to the morgue.now Zak's..There was a 'Recycling' collection point alongside the river...jamjars 1p..Rabbit skins 3p..and old clothing bought as seen!..I haven't passed along that pathway for many a year but memories linger!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • Steady on Stew you're getting over excited. Like Bill says we need to keep such passion for when the season starts and it will be nice to get to grips with the old enemy.

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    cutty

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • If Ipswich get a good spanking, that'll keep me going for a bit. Each to their own I suppose.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • .....I'll wager your great, great grandmother had her hide tanned on special occasions!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • …..cutty!... Consideration of ones spouse is of prime importance if a marriage is to succeed!....I'll bet you still give her 'the weekly spanking' whether she has earned it or not!....I gave my wife the nod of approval a couple of years ago almost to the day....I told her she no longer had to buy a season ticket and watch Norwich City from the stands!....Her appreciation has been shown in many ways!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • The return of the word "hungry". You have been sorely missed for the last two years.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • I'm sure it's been used by the press already but I can't resist it, Grabban will be grabbing the goals

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    cutty

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • Hi Stew, it's the wife's birthday so I got up early to put the finishing touches to her present, a new wheelbarrow, can't watch her struggling with the rubbish bags any longer. Small world Dingo my great great grandmother married into a similar business, fellmongering.

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    cutty

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • El Dingo, Plessey was a quality company disappeared either late 80's early 90's with various business units absorbed into mostly GEC & Siemans. Christchurch did battlefield communications systems - brilliant place to work.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • DJF used to go to Plessey in Ley Street Ilford. Guess it's long gone?

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    el dingo

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • Stew, Cutty, Mrs Dingo is connected to the Cozens Clan Cozens & Jones branch of rag and bone fame!

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    el dingo

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • Shapeshifter, as a Canary but also an ex Parkstone resident, used to watch the Cherries a lot in the 80's and 90's and have been very happy to see the progress under Eddie. Looking forward to a week on the south coast visiting old friends and colleagues (ex Plessey Defence Systems) for the away fixture in January. Like the sound of Grabban, we have some decent finishers if we can get the ball to them which we failed miserably to do last season. Good luck to the Cherries this season - sounds like your new striker will excite and entertain also.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • .....nice to see you up and about at this unearthly hour on a Sunday morning cutty!....I think this young man has arrived in the promised land! ..we in Norfolk look upon it that way ..most of the time!.....There is difference between Heaven and Hull!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • The beard does look a bit biblical, maybe he'll lead us to the promised land.

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    cutty

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • That reminds me I really must nip in to B + Q tomorrow for a 4" paintbrush.....

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    Timbo

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • A welcome change to see a sensible and well intentioned post from another club, Shapeshifter. However, I am sure that the troll bus will be back soon enough.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • Brian Clough would never have let the 'young man' step on a field with a dishevelled beard like that.

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    Johny

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • Thanks for your comments shape, agreed cutty shave the beard and all looking good.

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • As a bmth fan i can tell you all he is a tireless worker,a nightmare for opposition defences too.bmth play on the ground, playing out of defence but grabban would run the channels all day and stretch the game and gave the defenders nightmare with his pace. HE ISNT A NATURAL FINISHER however IMO. But thats why he's playing in championship not premier league. HE will run all day for the team and bring others into play so whoever plays along side him will probably score more than him. Hope he continues to improve and scores loads for your lot..... but not against us.

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    shapeshifter

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • This boy is so fast that he needs the beard to act as wind resistance to slow him down when nearing the goal!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • Good attitude, not too sure about the beard.

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    cutty

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • .....I like his attitude!...sounds like a good TEAM man!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

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