Norwich City will not be soft touches in the transfer market

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will pick and choose his transfer battles. Picture: Denise Bradley Norwich City manager Neil Adams will pick and choose his transfer battles. Picture: Denise Bradley

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
7:00 AM

Neil Adams insists Norwich City will not be soft touches in the summer transfer scramble following the club-record sale of Robert Snodgrass.

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The Canaries’ boss on Tuesday dismissed reports of a £10m bid for Leeds’ coveted striker Ross McCormack, whilst speculation over a £5m move for Watford’s Troy Deeney is also well wide of the mark.

City have already drafted in Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban and Northern Irish international Kyle Lafferty and Adams is keen to bolster his squad further for a Championship promotion push – but on Norwich’s terms.

“We have money to spend and people will assume we have pots and pots. We haven’t,” he said. “The reality is we were relegated last season and of course that doesn’t mean you go out and splash silly money about. We have let Robert go but it doesn’t automatically mean the money we have received for Robert is available.

“We have to take it into account moving forward, along with other things like salaries when it comes to recruiting players, but I hope there are more dealings in the transfer market between now and the end. It isn’t quite as straightforward as saying the club has an endless pit but we are definitely looking to bring in players.”

25 comments

  • I feel more and more happy with Neil and the new set up with each day that passes. I think ultimately I'll always be a fan of the old school approach. 1 manager who picks who HE wants to fit his team etc but other than ITFC every club seems to be taking the European route of Technical directors, etc....Just hope im not getting sucked into the NCFC old boys trap. If this works out it could be a very long term thing with Adams & co and surely thats a good thing. OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • If NA can emulate John Bond's management regime LYB I will be more than happy. He too had to pick up the pieces after relegation and when we returned to the top flight had us playing the fast, fluent style of football that we have come to think of as being the "Norwich way". Players such as Martin Peters, Ted McDougall and Phil Boyer shone in the Bond days. Let us hope NA can unearth some gems like those. As for the physical likeness LYB, not for me. Problem I have with NA's eyes is how they remind me of Nick Clegg's "Oh my God, see who I've jumped in to bed with and now I can't look anyone in the eye" look. (Not casting aspersions, just strikes me that way).

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • Interesting what you say about Adams' eyes Brewer, sort of see what you mean. Does anyone else think he actually looks quite a bit like John Bond?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • I agree with you Steady On, Snoddy did the club no harm. It was the way he was played.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Unless there are some fairly hopeless club chairman out there, Hughton is going nowhere.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Steady On, I agree with you completely. Not only did Snoddy put more effort in last season than most of the players but he seemed to care more than the others. Then when he left we had made a fair profit so we should not have any complaints. To go onto the comments board of any club for which a Norwich player had signed in order to slag him off would appear to be more than a little cowardly but possibly justified if the player had walked under a "Bosman" or in the case of a pathetic failed manager and his clueless coaching staff.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • unless they had very little intelligence and decided to use the same pseudo name they use on this site in the Hull Times. That really would be a turn up wouldn't it? Spreading hate of our club and players that have played well for us, enough to warrant a player of the season award democratically by the fanbase, I just think if someone were to do that it would be really reflective on the type of person they are. It'd be even more embarrassing if you could simply google this persons pseudo name on here look at the fourth entry down and view all this bile. That'd be really embarrassing indeed...

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Steady - surely anyone doing that would use a pseudonym ?

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • On a completely un-related matter. Wouldn't it be sad to, as a Norwich fan, specifically the Hull Daily Mail's online comment section and completely slate a player that has played and contributed to this football club. What a bitter and vindictive thing that would be to do? I do wonder what peoples opinions on this are.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • .....Blimey!....Sharky has come out to play too!....must be the departure of Hughton's mate Snodgrass!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • …..Yes Brew ! It's popped it's head out to see if it was safe to do so!....now it wants to join the party....A facade of Sanity that hides a rotten core!... I apologise to you and all those that believe in common sense without the need to take us all down to gutter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Oh well Stew and Brew made me smile. What a lovely day?

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    sharky

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Stew Pydsodd; you`ve drawn the droob back out of its drain. Another board. Be more careful in future. As a Senior Citizen, you have the welfare of others to consider.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • I did not hear anything about him being unhappy !! But with number three being vacant lets hope it is for a good defender,when you bloggers are advising please ensure the management are strengthening at the back

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    Pat

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Which reminds me, waclor, that NCFC are rumoured to be interested in Portuguese heart-stopper and attacking mid-drifter, Chol Estoril, aged 23 & with a similar weight in stones. It`s reassuring that good ol` Saint Delia sticks to her Gunns on corpulent culinary matters. Too much of this balsamic bollox with samphire starters. Who, 50-odd years ago, would`ve guessed these poseurs could push out a platette of seaweed for £19.95 in North Norfolk? Emperor`s New Clothes. Anyway, this evening, I`m delving into Delia`s Complete Cookery Course, circa 1973, for a special treat. A soft-boiled egg. served with toasted Te$co Value white bread & lashings of butter. Olive Oyl? Pah! Stick to Popeye.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Good observation Brew. I have no inside information but the cause may be that having been told that he must eat Delia's cooking as part of his contract, his cardiologist has confimred that it will reduce his life expectancy by 25 years. In the trade they call it "Lardy-da Food" Never use a spot of olive oil whan you can get away with a pound of butter and a pint of double cream.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • gutted because I went an purchased my over priced home shirt yesterday and got Whittaker no 3 on it and then he changed to no 2. ;)

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • He might have been waiting for a season to get hold of Carlo Nash's number 20. He may have tweeted in elation "Yes, I have been given number 20", but then grounded himself by stating " It's only a number".

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    B Inners

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • By the sheer fact he felt the need to tweet about it. Of course hes not going to go "im livid"...but he never responds to fans yet, felt the need to right that on twitter. Calm down dear

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Matthias333. How do you know RVW is not happy about number 20. Give us the facts! Who says he is not happy?

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    Nelson

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Its not rocket science. I say this every season. Just because you sell one player for 'x' amount, does not mean you have that much to spend. Even more so after relegation from the Premier League. Thing is this isn't a negative, we may well have a fair few pounds to spend but Neil would be foolish to spout off exacty figures. Plays right into the hands of clubs we are trying to sign players from. Keep calm an im sure we will see a few more arrive shortly. Adams did state that if they kept the core of the team they are only looking for a 'few' additions, not massive changes etc. I see the number 15 shirt has been left spare for any potential midfielder arriving + RVW has been bumped off to no20 and does not seem happy at all about it, so i'd assume Neils trying to force him out the club. No3 is still spare which surprised me as I hoped Olsson would move to that after Whittaker chanced to no2. Then again could all mean nothing but fun to speculate ;)

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • I agree. It's a bit like what.my dad would have referred to as the phoney war. Things will be happening very soon, I feel.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • ..... The biggest trouble with the time in between seasons is the lack of real news!....This time last year I was eager with anticipation of a great opening to the Premiership again....RvWW had joined us...All systems looked good for a great run, and a higher finish in the table....Grant Holt was still on board..Wes was ready for action, and Hughton looked like he was here for the long term!...It all went wrong from day 1....Steady on..the Tea Lady..was telling us how wonderful her idol was and words like "Holt is going nowhere" filled these columns....Strange how her sweet comments have ceased since we changed managers!....They couldn't have been related could they?....I know that my missus would stand up for me if push came to shove!....Many other suspects who also sang his praises have kept quiet recently! .... Perhaps they have been sharpening their claws, waiting for opportunities to appear in August!....Well I have tried to widen the banter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • He really can't say much else. The only thing more ridiculous than valuing someone like McCormack at £10m is paying that figure for the player.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • I`m sure Neil has a touch of blepharitis. His eyes always look sore in photos. Unless he`s just had a business plan meeting with the Head of The Board of Football, Machianalli, and has only just managed to stem the tide of tears. Good luck to you Neil. You`ve got one hell of a job on your hands, but you do have colleagues you know and trust. Just don`t show any signs of impatience in the presence of Hyacinth. She doesn`t like it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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