Norwich City’s top boys will not leave on the cheap

Norwich City boss Neil Adams does not want to lose Nathan Redmond to Premier League suitors. Picture: Denise Bradley Norwich City boss Neil Adams does not want to lose Nathan Redmond to Premier League suitors. Picture: Denise Bradley

Friday, July 18, 2014
7:00 AM

Neil Adams warns it will take ‘mouthwatering’ offers to prize Nathan Redmond or any of his Norwich team mates out of Carrow Road.

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Redmond, who was on target in the club’s 6-1 pre-season win at Braintree earlier this week, has been linked with Premier League duo Stoke City and Southampton, but Adams insists potential suitors can forget about buying any of the Canaries’ on the cheap.

“Nathan is a player we want. There will be plenty of bids and we will knock them all back as best we can unless and until it becomes like the Robert Snodgrass situation, when it reaches a point you have to do business,” he said. “We have said we don’t need to sell many times, and that included Robert Snodgrass, and we will be trying our hardest to keep each and every single one of them. Of course speculation and rumours will be rife.”

Leroy Fer was earlier this week touted with QPR, although his agent sought to distance the Dutch international from reports surfacing in Holland he is set for west London.

“There is nothing in that. We can talk about bids for our players and we want to keep them all but we have to be realistic,” said Adams. “If an offer comes in that is many, many millions and is mouthwatering we have to be ready if we lose that player. We know other clubs will try to have a go at them, particularly now the World Cup has finished, I expect it will hot up now and if they do go we try to replace them with better ones.”

The Potters’ reported interest in the £6m-rated Redmond looks to have cooled with Mark Hughes closing in on a permanent deal for Liverpool wide player Oussama Assaidi, after his successful loan spell.

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  • Just in case anyone is new on this board and wondering what my "Chloe" post is all about, she left us all a message about a spellcaster who could mend broken hearts. She was on about how she won her boyfriend back after taking said potion and gave out a phone number etc. Archant has now removed her post. Hope they will leave mine alone although it no longer makes sense. Well, maybe it never did. Anyway, I recommend Love Potion Number Nine (Lieber\Stoller, 1959). By the way Chloe, come back soon, I think you have a future on here.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • On the plus side Pondlife, Suarez didn't go to Fulham.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • To think we got ourselves relegated to avoid Saurez then Diverpool go and sell him. How soon before the tag line "Canaries not going cheep"?

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Chloe, your name does not appear to be an anagram of Mad Brewer or any of our more dysfunctional contributors (no offence MB) so I must assume you have either wandered on to this board in error or just delivered the most esoteric analysis ever of our favourite team's prospects for next season. If you are serious about love spells then go to Madame Rue on 34th and Vine where she prescribes Love Potion Number Nine. A spoonful of that and you end up kissing everyone in sight. PS to the guys, avoid bearded coppers.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Where's the transfer board Archant. I thought it was conceived to keep us abreast of the transfer activity and rumours surrounding Norwich City. After two weeks I take it it is now redundant - nothing to report. Surely the manager is interested in some more new blood to replace the obvious dissidents in the ranks.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • …..OLDYELLOW!...you are strongly in favour of keeping Redmond and keeping him in a happy state of mind!...So am I!....I am of the opinion that any problems that Redmond had are no longer with the club!..and hope he wasn't brain washed into believing he is a striker....He will be encouraged to do the right wingers (right wingers) job in the season ahead ....He has the ability..it has to be harnessed!....He may well become a jewel in the crown, but Wes holds that top position in my estimation!... He is what the 'diamond' is all about!....I can smell the roses already!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Whenever I see stories about what players are worth, I can't help feeling that when the right offer comes in they are off, regardless of what the player would do for NCFC, when Snoddy went, we did have a ready made replacement in Redmond, who I believe is a star in making, (if) when he goes all we have is sicknote, but I don't think the Board cares as long as the "Coffers" are topped up, so we can ready ourselves for the long haul again, with 20.000 season tickets sold, it would seem that those at the top don't care what happens on the pitch as long as the slush fund kitty is topped up with our best assets sold on.... we MUST keep Redmond at all cost, he is our crown jewel, not to flogged off just to top up the kitty.

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    OLDYELLA

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Lincs, none of the bottom half will be allowed to spend disproportionate amounts to their income - that is what the new FFS rules are designed to do. I see the likes of WBA and S'land spending big, making the money we paid for RVW seem normal. There is and will be no guarantees of Premiership survival for the likes of us and similar sized clubs. Good management, good governance are critical as are identifying and recruiting the right players. The costs of doing that will continue to rise and the gulfs between Prem and Champ continue to grow making it ever harder to stay up first season. The birth of the premiership and the growing money available has seen to that and eliminated any chance of the Norwiches ever achieving real success.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • .....Linc's!..Unless things change dramatically at Carrow Road, we are unlikely to challange for a top spot in the Premiership!...Having said that...We do have the facilities to compete in the bottom half!....We also over the last two seasons, have had the kind of players to battle on our behalf to achieve that goal....Catastrophic management took us from a comfortable position, and turned an able squad into a rabble!....Neil Adams has been appointed to TRY to bring us back to a higher standard!....He may not succeed, but he must be allowed to 'have a go'....His priority was to identify the square pegs that did not fit, and move them on!...for a realistic fee?!...He has started that process!...but these things do not happen overnight!....There has to be a 'Wheeler Dealer' set up to make this happen to our advantage! ...I will not intrude on that!....I think most supporters know who the weak links and troublemakers are!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • I think goldie's question highlights the club's dilemma. We can remain solvent playing in the Chump and from time to time sell at a profit any playing gems we unearth. Greater profits beckon in the PL but we do not have the owners who can afford to sign the kind of players that guarantee top flight longevity. My bottom line therefore is more about expectations and with our current owners I cannot foresee any prolonged spell in the PL.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • You don't 'return stronger' if you sell your best players, Norwich have always sold their best players, get used to it!

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    diggerman

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • goldie.....It has to be getting back into the Prem. The board have already stated that their strategy is to get into the Prem. (Done)....Get some financial benefit and possibly get relegated & then to return a stronger, Premiership club capable of staying up. I assume this policy is still in force as it would seem more appropriate now than when we were last in the Championship when the policy was put forward. Beyond this it cannot be denied that the Prem. is where the money is as a minimum of £45million per season + additions for every finishing place above bottom achieved would be difficult to match by selling players. We would either need to sell a few players for extraordinary sums or sell a lot of players for more modest sums. This also is a one off income of cash whereas getting to the Prem. and staying there brings in the sums previously mentioned every year. A clear no brainer IMO.

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    NICEONE

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • It`s all three, tonyb. Without the silly money pouring in from shady sugar daddies and Sky, this couldn`t happen. It`s a gravy train. Or `jus` train in posh terms. A player with a 3-year contract at a moderately successful Prem club will earn more in those 3 years than many would earn in a lifetime. £3million+? Twice as much as a 40 year life of drudgery? Or 60 years as a qualified nurse? They are extracting the ***s.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • on the England situation I think we have and have had some very good young players,but they never seem to turn into world beaters for some reason.Think of micah Richards and James Milner,they both played loads of times for Englands u21's but never really progressed much.Milner plays occasionally for England and man city as for Richards??I think our young players think that once they make it into their clubs first team and into the England set up they don't have to keep improving.Whether that's down to lazyness or them being content on several grand a week or poor coaching I don't know,but imo its one of the three.For example are rooney and Walcott better players now then when they first made it?Imo no.

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    tonyb

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • My seat was very high at the back, Mattias. Now I`m worried. Must rush off and get an anti-rabies injection. The "stewards" are in the same category as the half-time silly forkers. Bit of beer money. See a game for free. Avoid domestic duties. All good.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • what a lot of 'tosh' from Adams!

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    diggerman

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Can one of our knowledgable contributors on here please enlighten me to which of the two choices between selling good players and or getting back into the premiership is the most long term financial benifit to the Club.

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    goldie

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Like thats post a lot Steely!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Duncan Disorderly would have had a go. ...

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Football fans are strange beasts. Sometimes you will see a group of yobs who have broken the 3 minute mile,or double parked on a yellow line, to be in the ground by kick off. Then about five minutes before half time they are off to buy their gristle pies and horse burgers and return five minutes into the second half. No logic. I enjoyed the story of the new Mayor and Mayoress of some town in Hampshire who had managed to get themselves banned from all 52 pubs in the town within 24 hours of taking office. Even Chris Martin couldn't better that.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I'm not sure this is so-called 'nonsense' from Neil Adams, rather than just numerous different stories created by the media against a single comment from the manager

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    lankyboy

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • el dingo thanks for the welcome. I feel like many have said it will all come down to the final day of the transfer window.. in the mean time I expect more of this nonsense from Adams.

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • i like what you say canarygirl.adams says if we sell them we will replace them wih better ones.so where will we get them from, and how do we attract them to the chapionship.?

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    bluelight

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Canary Girl is right. Money and TV deals have ruined football in England. The best City players must not be sold except for the large transfer fees the Premier League clubs can pay.. The World Cup was a far better watch than the PL, never mind last season at Carrow Road. The smaller nations were competitive with Costa Rica and Uruguay going through from the group stage while England and Italy went home early. Not enough English players get through to play regularly in the Premier League. Sorry to bring politics into a football thread but sending the foreign players home.is a simplistic solution. Many employers outside of football employ Europeans - these business people would say they are better workers.

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    Capri

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Sorry Brew ive tried and tried to get a reply to you about your bar question but archie clearly doesn't want it to appear. Ive checked and checked it for possible naughty words and replaced many candidates with other safe options but no luck.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Sorry Brew ive tried and tried to get a reply to you about your bar question but archie clearly doesn't want it to appear. Ive checked and checked it for possible naughty words and replaced many candidates with other safe options but no luck. In short its a shambles in the lower barclay. Many including my lot head down as early as the 40 minute mark (Id like to say I do NOT and remain in my seat until the HT whistle goes). The refreshment area is a health and safety hazard in my opinion since a new system to line up for the bar was introduced by someone who clearly has never been in the bar area at HT. While im guilty of missing the first few minutes of the second half this isnt because im down there getting frazzled, but more because the club dont do anything to let people down there know the games started again. Suddenly the monitors stop showing hightlights and its the game already 2 mins old in the 2nd half on screen (thats the point I dash back up). Plenty stay down though. I will say I noticed more and more staying down (some for the whole half) during last season. While I understand just how depressing the football was under Hughton I still believed in supporting the lads even if I didnt support the manager so I was always back up in my seat. Luckily a fair few of those who stayed down have not renewed their season ticket in protest to the awful football so happy days and I may get a drink quicker at HT now!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • In terms of the bar you asked about this is a major issue of mine! My lot as mentioned before always as a rule go to the bar at 40minutes. Annoying! I go to the loo and have a well deserved drink as soon as that half time whistle goes and not a second earlier! Ill admit to sometimes missing the first or second minute of the second half as the club do nothing in the refreshment area to let you know the teams are back out until they turn the monitors onto the in game actions which will have already kicked off, by which point I personally dash back up to my seat. A LARGE amount of people remain down though well into the 2nd half. My row is constantly letting people back in gone the 60min mark. Im all for having a nice drink (or 2) but why miss most the game you actually pay to see. Each to their own of course and some of my lot are guilty of this but I refuse to miss the game, regardless if its my round or not. They shut the refreshment area shutters roughly 5mins before 2nd half kicks off Brew, although if you know the right girls behind the refreshment area you can still get a crafty drink or packet of crisps etc. I know im being picky and likely everyone has zoned out now except you but the refreshment area in the lower barclay is a mess! They introduced this awful new cue system right in the area where 100s of people have always stood trying to watch 1st half goals (back when we did score!) on the monitors. Now its gridlock at half time and you can barely get in the refreshment area. The lane system gets knocked over as fans dangerously trip over it etc. Cant understand why they cant do what every other club does that I visit away and have numerous straight lines painted on floor leading away from each til. Simple.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Also MB, in answer to your bar question, I doubt highly its my lot. They sit nearly at the back of D Block. I know them all personally as friends locally & despite going to away games with them i've elected to stay where i've always been in A block lower barclay. I know the regs there and we all sing from the same sheet so to speak. I've sometimes gone over to their area and stood with them though (despite not having a spare seat there) so make of that what you will in terms of stewarding there. Its non existent. Switch over to my area in A block (nearer the snake pit) and stewards are out in force getting us sat down (in certain games oddly). The only time in years and years ive seen any trouble at all in the Barclay was the odd time when opposite team fans had gotten in the home area and it kicked off.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Also MB, in answer to your bar question, I doubt highly its my lot. They sit nearly at the back of D Block. I know them all personally as friends locally & despite going to away games with them i've elected to stay where i've always been in A block lower barclay. I know the regs there and we all sing from the same sheet so to speak. I've sometimes gone over to their area and stood with them though (despite not having a spare seat there) so make of that what you will in terms of stewarding there. Its non existent. Switch over to my area in A block (nearer the snake pit) and stewards are out in force getting us sat down (in certain games oddly). The only time in years and years ive seen any trouble at all in the Barclay was the odd time when opposite team fans had gotten in the home area and it kicked off. In terms of the bar you asked about this is a major gripe of mine! My lot as mentioned before always as a rule go to the bar at 40minutes. I HATE this!! I go to the loo and have a well deserved pint as soon as that half time whistle goes and not a second earlier! Ill admit to sometimes missing the first or second minute of the second half as annoyingly the club do nothing in the bar area to let you know the teams are back out until they turn the monitors onto the in game actions which will have already kicked off, by which point I personally dash back up to my seat. A LARGE amount of people remain downstairs though well into the 2nd half. My row is constantly letting people back in gone the 60min mark. Im all for having a nice pint (or 2) but why miss most the game you actually pay to see. Each to their own of course and some of my lot are guilty of this but I refuse to miss the game, regardless if its my round or not. They shut the bar shutters roughly 5mins before 2nd half kicks off Brew, although if you know the right barmaids you can still get a crafty pint or packet of crisps etc. I know im being picky and likely everyone has zoned out now except you but the bar area in the lower barclay is a shambles! They introduced this awful new cue system right in the area where 100s of people have always stood trying to watch 1st half goals (back when we did score!) on the monitors. Now its gridlock at half time and you can barely get in the bar area let alone to the bar itself. The lane system gets knocked over as fans dangerously trip over it etc. Cant understand why they cant do what every other club does that I visit away and have numerous straight lines painted on floor leading away from each til. Simple.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I wish Adams would give it a rest, and let the football do the talking !

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    diggerman

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Some good views on here today. Welcome Curtis - sitruc, whatever. Still early days imo but when push comes to shove I do not trust the Board. Not with footballers and money, anyway:)

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • off the top of my head I cant think of anyone to replace Redmond or Fer....

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Then we`ll lack `a bit of quality in ver first furd, second furd and furd furd`, Matt. But there will be positives to take from it. Perhaps a Club-record resigning?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • .....But!....There maybe a player or two who the club would be better off saying goodbye to!....Fly in the ointment!....something in the wood pile!...bad apple in the barrel....square peg in round hole!.... Easy to get the drift!....What the club must not do, is advertise this situation to others!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Very valid point MB! Something that hadnt even crossed my mind. Obviously it will be presented as "player ? joins club ? for an undisclosed amount" but clubs will have an idea and demand more from us! Annoying. Another issue of my theory is the later we sit back seeing how much someone will offer, the less chance we have of replacing them with quality.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Colby Army! exactly my thoughts, well said.

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • My thinking on selling players is, if you want an instant return to the Premiership they don't sell any player...simples

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    Colby Army!

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • It poses the question who is our most valuable asset? With prices escalating what is Redmond, Fer & Ruddy worth? £10 million each?

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • el dingo, Mattias333, GossVolley I agree with what your saying but why not take a stance say no and if we don't go straight back up fair enough id expect to lose our best players. Even if the payments dry up its still likely that the likes of Redmond, Fer & Ruddy will be worth the same if not more then they are now. If Redmond & Fer were to go I can all but guarantee that they won’t be replaced with the same calibre of player it will be someone cheap

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • PS, Mattias. No need to apologise - unless it was your lot! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • If selling prices escalate, so do replacement costs. Unless we get lucky. Any Grant Holt clones out there? Mattias; are the stewards scared of those dangerous dullards? Are they cronies? How long does the Barclay bar serve drinks? Officially. Is there any cronyism in the serving of booze? In `Village Norwich`.... of course not ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I would love to believe NA has authority on transfer policy. Ditto McNasty. Trouble is that it is all in the control of the Board. So that's us stuffed then.

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • When we say ''we don't need to sell'' this is coded speak to say we are not in a position that we have to have a fire sale and get rid of everyone decent for cut prices. It is not saying that we are going to keep everyone as realistically all players have a price, especially from relegated teams that are going to be on at least 50% less income than they would in the Prem. This is our reality.

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    GossVolley

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Canarygirl, if only that could happen. Unfortunately we are in the EU. They make the rules, we dont. Leave the EU and we have control. Its a s simple as that.

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    sharky

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Reality of it is right now yes we dont need to sell. But should we fail to get back to the rich wealthy PL the parachute payments will eventually dry up and we will be stuck. From a business POV they'd be silly to ignore stupid offers from clubs in this day and age. However I do agree its silly to keep wording it as if everyone has a price. While technically true it doesn't need to be said and is a "come and offer money at us" plea. But then again a lot of media related things have been worded and released extremely strangely since Adams and this new football management team came in.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I'm not sure if this has already been said as there are a fair few comments on here BUT if we don’t need to sell DON'T SELL. Regardless of it becoming like a Snoddy situation if we want to keep our best players don’t accept any bids. If someone is prepared to pay how ever many millions for Redmond now how much will he be worth later down the line (after helping us get back to the BPL) he has bags of potential, there’s no reason for him not to be as good as the likes of Chamberlain, Walcott etc It’s starting to drive me crazy Adams saying we don’t wantneed to sell but then adds fuel to the fire by saying if the price is right there is business to be done... WHY NOT JUST SAY NO? Adams is basically saying you need to bid more or asking them to make us a crazy offer, enticing them to bid for our players!!

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    Sitruc

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Brew I can only apologies for that experience with the lower Barclay but can confirm that isnt a single case. Sadly for every 10 passionate lower barclay ST holders who sing from start to finish without ever creating a problem (whether standing or sitting), there is 2 or 3 who clearly not all there doing exactly as you just stated. I have one who sits 2 rows in front of me and I swear hes still ranting and raving at Jon Otsemobor. Least thats what the verbal splurge sounds like! He of course then always looks round as if we are all going to approve and agree with his latest words of wisdom. I may have a little (haha) moan on here now and then but from the 1st minute to the last im there to get behind the lads and give my all to try help ensure we get a result. Mardler you are 110% correct in your comments. Dont tell me there is another MLS fan within these boards....heck even within this region!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Spot on Canarygirl but I cannot see it happening any time soon if ever. Given current migration rates from Europe alone, we are likely to become a minority race anyway. Given the size of the USA they are bound to overtake us in time in the soccer world but we can always support our local team, OTBC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I believe a certain Welsh international LB was also prone to "putting his parts on" back in the day, btw and was rewarded with finishing on x99 apps:(

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Matt I am happy to confirm your Bassong story. "Who is Neil Adams?" and out the door. Jonas says something in Spanish and follows. Same source I would imagine. ...

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    el dingo

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Igno, if my blockage were of an intestinal nature, the solution is near to hand - Adnam`s `The Bitter`. Dire real ale. (H0mophone).

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Mattias, I was guest of a STH at that Watford match, seated somewhere in the Barclay Stand. There was a row of what I assumed were Barclay `regulars` just in front. Foul-mouthed and loud from the outset, they disappeared to the bar quite a bit before half time, not to reappear until about 20 min into the second half. They then proceeded to hurl abuse at the Watford fans whose enclosure was just around the corner. Language was vile. "Go back to ****ing London, you ****s..." etc. Geography, Timothy.... One of these City `fans` was literally foaming at the mouth. Stewards melted away like the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, until the only thing you could see was the fear in their eyes. I`ve been at many International Rugby Union matches where the booze flowed freely, but always good humour prevailed. I remember Irish fans sharing their hip-flasks with the English. Losing mightily, they stayed jolly to the end. "C`mon, now, lads. Yez only need 22 points and there`s a couple of minutes to go..."

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I think the big problem with English football at the moment is simply that the PL and the FA have sold their souls to TV and huge amounts of money! England's failure at the World Cup has pushed football in this country back decades in my opinion. And I totally agree with many comments made that most players are more interested in their over inflated egos than what they can contribute to the team at large. When you hear a so called top player trying to find every possible excuse to get out of representing his country says it all. England's dismal failure was down to absolutely no passion or commitment. Half that squad was already on holiday and couldn't wait to leave Brazil!! The PL needs major surgery and the first thing they should do is tell the TV companies where to go; limit the number of overseas players and also insist that the match day team includes at least 5 English players. Football clubs should also be made to run academies and target up and coming English youngsters first and foremost. Then maybe the disease besetting our wonderful game can be quarterized. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Why did the story finish with "£6m-rated Redmond" When Adams has said he will not be sold for that sort of money ?

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    martin james

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Mattias 333.Value your comment.But Klinnsman sings the US anthem and he has adapted to the American way of strife because he is married to a Californian and his future career is there. BUT what has astonished the US football world is the huge German work ethic which he will take to his grave, imbued in his team and outshines even the Yanks!

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    mardler

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • True Paulwho. Like I said, over the next ten years I fully expect the game to keep growing in the US where as we fall further behind with our awful FA management in the UK. Over talked but countrys like Germany, The USA etc made a game play for football and stuck to it and are seeing the results now. We have an awful media system that wants to destroy anything and everything and it isn't helped by the people in power at FA moving the goal posts every two seconds.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Totally agree brew. Was kind of the point I was making with my handy dual nationality ;) Just knowing how my regular away lot with NCFC are, we just cannot be trust drinking in view of the pitch. Too many ruin it for everyone else with an ounce of sensibility in them. What I will say is in the states some fans are pretty tanked up but if they cross that line of becoming a danger to others or ruining the experience for others they are removed sharpish with zero hassle. American's really embrace it and make a day of it though so trouble is few and far between. I'd love the english game to be more similar but like you point of Brew, too many ruin it for others and its become too regimental in terms of health and safety, men in orange jackets etc. Mr Carrow is in the Jarrold Stand......

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I agree with Mat and Mardler Regarding Klinsmann and his methods, is it just a coincidence that the USA have done better than England in the last 2 World Cups? Egos?

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    PaulWho

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Mr. Brewer - I am increasingly worried by your repeated blockages! Is this a case of over- erudition offend the powers that post, or severe constipation?

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    Igno Rance

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Well if it isn't a true story, it should be. Dissing the new boss is generally a poor strategy.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • .....That could well have been Bassong getting off on the wrong foot!....That's a problem when daylight emerges, after spending too long in the dark loitering in someone's back passage!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I`ve heard similar, Matt. There are so many insiders now, there`ll soon be scant room for those on the periphery...

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I don`t think that all English footy fans are quite ready for the concept of civilized drinking in a soccer arena, Matt. Judging by what I witnessed at the Norwich\Watford game a few seasons back.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Not sure how true this is but it was from someone very respected and extremely high up in the NCST but he claims Bassong and Adams rift comes from the first day Adams was appointed interim manager. Adams walked in and Bassong went "are we expected to know who you are". Whether he meant it as a joke or not I really don't know but it clearly didnt go down well.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Good points Mardler. Klinsmann is doing great things in America but its a two way street. Hes totally embraced the American way of life. Dunno if you noticed but he sings the national athem word for word. I know its still a joke in most typical english fans eyes, but the MLS has come on so much in recent seasons. I really enjoy the whole way its embraced in America. Passionate fans all round the stadium (not just in 1 lower tier stand), Plenty of action and goals, your trusted to drink beer within view of the pitch, very fair priced tickets and the club looks after you brilliantly. Every match day is just that....a whole day event. Not just 90 mins, turn up, go home. I have more faith in the USMNT than the English side at the moment. Wouldnt surprise me if they surpassed the English FA over the next 10 years either. Have zero faith in the English FA or the man whose name archie wont let you type. Anyway back to NCFC.....:)

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • The Crabster`s Fragmentation Technique.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • waclor, maybe they should bring Hyacinth in to broker peace? He has a zero-tolerance policy on intransigence. Similarly with impatience.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Rudyard Kipling wrote very good school songs... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Blocked yet again. Non n0bis domine, mardler?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Very true Mardler. Unfortunately the Ego disease is also rife amongst managers and directors who are too convinced of their own infallibility to rethink any of their decisions. Bassong and Adams have clearly crossed swords but is either man enough to make peace?

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    waclor

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • mardler, you must be familiar with Rudyard Kipling`s hymn "Non nobis domine"? `That noise which men call fame; that dross which men call gold" etc.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Swiss, why not set up a rival local newspaper, get elected Mayor of Trowse and buy us a top striker for £750? I believe our manager hails from The Five Towns, but that may be an old wives` tale... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Ego extravaganza is too often accompanied by personality defects - example Suarez and what he did not do to aid his country in the world cup. Also the team was built round him - to worship at his altar - and subsequently collapsed. So no demi-gods, just ability and TEAMWORK and 90mins of endeavour! It really is that simple "If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run...Rudyard Kipling To which I would only add "You'll be a true Canaries player!

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    mardler

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Blocked again. You are `The Card`, Swiss! Wise words from mardler. Is there a special licence required for lengthier postings? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Nice one, Swiss! You are, indeed, `The Card`. Next up, establish a rival local newspaper, become Mayor of Trowse and buy us a top striker for £750 - there`s one available at York, but Aston Villa & Blackburn are interested, too. We`re a bit short of strikers... Even our esteemed manager hails from The Five Towns, I believe. Wise words from mardler ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • For goodness sake do not keep repeating the title of this article like a mantra - it is almost like touting the player is for sale! Do as Cardiff did with Marshall put a huge price on the players head (I think it was £14m or £15m and leave it at that) otherwise it will be concluded that Norwich speaks with a forked tongue! Please do not compare with Snodgrass who only had a year left on his contract. If I hear £7m mentioned again for players with long contracts contracts I will go nuts! Snodgrass was a competent player but NOT an effective TEAM player. How many times did he shoot when he should have passed the ball to a better placed team mate? Get beyond the disease of the 20th and 21st centuries - polished egos! Germany succeeds as a nation and in football terms because club wise and nationally they play together as a team.It has taken a German - Klinsmann - to bring real teamwork to USA football. Which is a revelation in the home of the giant ego! A short while ago I commended the club for bringing back Andrew Surman who after recovery from injury played a vital role for Bournemouth in the Championship.Now he is a team player who could raise his game even to the Premier level IF he is given the confidence of a new contract and surrrounded by other team players. As in Germany, talent with WORK ETHIC - no place for the ego extravaganza!!!

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    mardler

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • End of the day we are in a good position for once. We DONT need to sell (if the club are telling the truth). Yes they've now commented numerous times saying "every player has a price" which clearly suggests they are getting massive demand and expect someone to go. That was true even without the club feeling the need to tell us. We are not in serious money trouble (yet). If we were then yes I think the likes of Redmond & Fer would be sharpish out the door at low fee's because we'd be desperate. Withou us needing to sell though we can happily sit back until the very last hours of the window seeing what insane offers come in, safe in the knowledge that should nothing come in then we still have some truly superb players at the club. The only spanner in the works I can see is if one of the players in demand puts his parts on but seeing as it appears Ruddy, Redmond and Fer are the players in question im not overly worried as out of all the squad they are some of the nicest, most grounded, down to earth pro's ive ever met. I could clearly be wrong but I just dont see them forcing the issue. Obviously if someone came in for them they'd want to talk but they wouldn't put their parts on. Still convinced it will be last day of window we lose Fer or Redmond (or both).

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • .....Players come!..Players go!...The journeymen only add to the plate!....As long as we work with those that have the club at heart..want to play for us ..with or without minor injuries..we will be OK!...The rest are merely business arrangements that add spice to a solid meal...Snodgrass has gone thank goodness ..he was a square peg in a round hole and helped to pull this club apart!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • I certainly got a bad feeling from the previous two pre-season outings, like OzCanary. Our failing against US opposition had me worried. Arnold Bennett, I hate to see good players going to Stoke.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • It started feeling better to me when CH was shown the door.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • The price is creeping up I see. Still cheap when you think of the £8.5M we paid for Wolfy boy. Just a thought if Brucie is thinking about dipping his toes into the euro market.....

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    cutty

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • ...and quite right too! On another note entirely...does anyone remember the pre-season last year when we didn't win much, didn't score much and generally had everyone a bit worried. Is it going better for anyone this year so far?

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    OzCanary

    Friday, July 18, 2014

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