Norwich City hitman Lewis Grabban is urged to show Bournemouth just what they are missing

Norwich City's in-form striker Lewis Grabban faces his old club Bournemouth at Carrow Road. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's in-form striker Lewis Grabban faces his old club Bournemouth at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, August 30, 2014
7:45 AM

Norwich City top gun Lewis Grabban gets the chance to show Bournemouth what they are missing on Saturday at Carrow Road.

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City boss Neil Adams is backing his four-goal striker, who signed from the Cherries in the summer after plundering 22 goals in 46 appearances on the south coast, to underline why he was his first close-season signing.

“I hope he is a real threat. He is on fire at the moment and letting everybody know he has scored four in four. Hopefully it is a few more in five after Saturday,” he said. “Some react differently to these type of situations. There will be players who can’t wait to go and show your old team mates and remind everybody how good you are. Others see it as an awkward situation. I don’t know what he is thinking but what I do know is he’s bouncing around the place. I want him to show his old team how good he is.”

Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe knows all about Grabban’s qualities.

“I don’t think there’s any advantage for us in that,” he said. “Grabs was outstanding last year, he lead the line superbly well. Norwich got themselves a very good centre forward and I think he’s shown that already. He’s got good movement, he’s very quick and he knows where the goal is so we are going to have to keep him quiet, but as we are with their other attacking players.”

17 comments

  • Is there a "special trick" needed for contributing to the match coverage thing? I can`t get through.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • I give best to baguio. Grabban is terrible. Bring back Winkle ASAP.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • A lesson to be learned here; if you want to watch Naaridge on the telly, just emigrate! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • baguio`s assessment is good. Trouble is our weakest link; current top-scorer Grabban. It`s strange how we Naaridge fans fear dire retribution from our ex-players, while believing the ex-clubs of our new recruits will neuter them. Funny old World, int a`? Buh. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • As the Bournemouth team and management know Grabban inside out , expect an unproductive and frustrating afternoon from him today , he is the one player they can be expected to effectively counter from kick-off . I hope not , but that has to be the expectation . perhaps a Lafferty+Jerome+Josh Murphy spearhead might be better today, tactically speaking ?

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    Bring on Foggo

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Like Baguio, I would like to avoid premature emissions but I think that we will get promoted but it will not be an easy ride. There are some good attacking sides and Forest and Derby seem to be able to score at ease. On that note I see Hemri Lansbury got the winner for Forest in the early KO. I always hoped that we might keep hold of him, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. We will be facing him and Chris Martin soon.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • OK, good news, game is being shown at the Crown & Lion at 6 pm Dubai time !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Very suprised how few Bournmouth supporters are coming to support their team, I think I read that they only took 250 tickets.

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    goldie

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • I may be being a bit premature (again) but from what I have seen of this league so far I can see no reason why we're not going to win it with several games still to play. We must have the strongest squad with several quality youngsters who are only going to get better. Suddenly everyone wants to join us and with NA in charge the youngsters know that they could be involved in the first team if they keep working hard? The longer we can stay in the cup competitions the quicker they're going to come through to be real assets. IAWT.

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • How refreshing to hear an opposing manager express his concerns about our attacking threat..last year the only question our opponents had to answer was how they were going to unlock our defence ( which didn't take much answering)

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    Irish canary

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Fear not Brew, I am here. We are trying to see if someone in Dubai is showing the game, but that depends if we can find a channel that is streaming it...... and suggestions ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • 'Brew', I'm still waiting for EB to stand up to the oche and float one into the bullseye.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • 21; Gary O`Neil did have a slight injury. I wonder if he`s seen as a "spare Wessi" or as a solid squad player for a long, hard season. Could be well over 50 games subject to a bit of Cup success. Then there`s the play-offs... Hopefully, we won`t need them. Caaiirm down, me!! Far too early to go all optimistic. That`s Dubya`s territory. Where are you today, Dubya? Dar es Salaam? Hagar Nish Plateau? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Your superb Grabban, I hope to see Gary O'neil in action this time. We need to use some more players and play slightly differently as Bournmouth will have studied Neil Adams recent matches. And our defence needs to be strong too.

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    21

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • My Bournemouth mate was very upset when we got Grabban. Seems we offered him the chance of PL footie next season....He could have had 6 or 7 goals already but 4 will do given our top scorer last season got 7. Have good feelings about this season now with new signings and a couple of leavings before Monday night.

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    Bogaz John

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Eddie Howe must be on a tight budget, unless Bournemouth has a Sugar Daddy. I think their ground capacity is only about 17,000 (?). They made a little profit by selling us Grabs and buying in Callum Wison from L1 Coventry. That Adams was interested too, shows he believes CW is good enough for the Champ. But not enough to raise the stakes too much. We now have the pace and striking power of Josh to back up the more "traditional" strikers. This could be a very attractive game of football.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Seems Fer wasn't the only Bouncer! Have a good'un Lewis.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

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