Reports claim Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington has joined Cardiff City

Has Anthony Pilkington turned his back on Norwich City? Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Has Anthony Pilkington turned his back on Norwich City? Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
3:08 PM

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington looks set to join Championship rivals Cardiff City.

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The South Wales Echo claim a £1million deal for the Republic of Ireland international has been agreed.

The 26-year-old former Huddersfield Town man had been linked with Bolton recently but now looks set to head to Wales.

Pilkington took to Twitter at the weekend to deny that he was injured, after manager Neil Adams told the media that Pilkington had not trained on Friday.

The midfielder travelled with the Canaries to Molineux but was not named on the substitutes’ bench for the 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

Norwich City are yet to confirm the deal.

129 comments

  • this really is splitting into 2 tribes .Now all of us calm down. City 4 -1 Watford. Good results will put a soothing balm on our angst

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Quite agree DJ the negativity is depressing, after only one game the dismal Dans are forecasting relegation and calling for a change of management, they may be right but I prefer to look on the bright side. I was disappointed with Sunday's game but still have faith in NA and his team to put it right, give them time.

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    Gibbo

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • steely dan.you must have missed my comments when adams was appointed.

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    bluelight

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Nice one Dingo! It will be lost on most punters here who are still in ( Dear Mr) Fantasy Land thinking NC are going to do well this year.

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    Bogaz John

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Can't we at least let the dust settle after the end of the transfer and loan windows before we start getting into ''happy clappers'' and ''pant wetters'' arguments and claims of ''seeing us going backwards?'' People may end up pleasantly surprised this season. Maybe we won't but I was hoping for more than one game before everyone wants to man the lifeboats!

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • @Bogaz John: I have finally found a way to live. .. despite the presence of our Board. ...

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • The bottom line is that we all with the exception of a few sad Ipswich trolls want NCFC to do well. This year is probably our best chance of getting back up. NA was a reasonable shout when Hughton went but NCFC made a massive mistake in making him permanent manager. Did MUFC appoint Giggs? No it would be ridiculous. After the way we pursued and got Lambert the latest appointment was pathetically inept. Many of us feel that the board are more than happy to settle for mid Championship status and frankly many of us want more than that. NA had a difficult run in last season but he appears to have not learned anything from his mistakes as he keeps making them. We have a lot of supporters who turn up each week and do not really care whether we win or not. These happy clappers are as much part of the problem as those who complain. Their complacency and support kept Hughton in post long after he should have gone. In my view the club is lurching from one crisis to another and things will not improve until we get a proper manager in. Where else would you put a novice in charge in a multi million pound business? He is not another Brendan Rodgers. Even BR had a failure at Reading before he came good. I see no signs whatsoever of any improvement under NA. In fact I see us going backwards. I desperately want to be proved wrong but every instinct in me feels that NA is the wrong man for the job. Hopefully our board will act quicker than they did with Hughton.

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    suffolkcanary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Maybe the delay is because of fitness or injury. lol £1 million is good for an injured player whose a "moody guy" ,-)

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    sharky

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Looks like we`re set for another season of The Thinkers vs the Happy Clappers. Thanks for your remark, california canary, and apology for thinking that vulgar expression might`ve been `American` idiom. Last season, "mugged off" was de rigeuer. I see there`s a BigO on the board today. How about a rendition of "California Blue" for the Thinkers and "In Dreams" for the Clappers? Why do some people wear their ignorance as a Badge of Honour? Sad.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • How can any true supporter of a football club say that they would go to another club if there was one available? The club should be part of you Goldie - you live and breathe it through thick and thin (even when it's mostly thin)

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    e18 canary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Why is it that some of you think us fans should be informed of every decision the club is intending to make before its actually done? Are you all saying that before we sell a player it should be made public knowledge? Think about that for a moment (if indeed you can). What position legally would that put the club in? Also similar when we bring players in. Personally I'm glad that City tend to do their business 'under the radar'. It's a sensible approach if you ask me as it minimises press attention and provides little for the daily rumour-mill.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • @ goldie.........If you'd rather watch another team then take your pick. Try Kings Lynn, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, or Ipswich for that matter. But then again I dare say their supporters would get sick of listening to you too.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • @kenfoggo.......I think LYB would be more than happy to accept the viewpoints of others if they were indeed sensible and those who posted them actually thought for a few seconds before clicking the 'submit' button. I agree with her entirely in that each and every day the same names post the same inane and witless comments without any fact or substance to back them up. Already many of you are calling for Adams scalp on the back of losing our opening game. Ok he didn't have much joy in the run in at the end of last season but given the fixtures we had I don't think anyone would have had any greater success in that period. As for the Pilks issue, none of you know exactly what the circumstances have been yet many again comment as if NA has committed a huge gaff and an injustice to the lad himself. Really, most of the comments I read day to day would be amusing if they we not so ridiculous and ill-thought out - and these from people who consider themselves supporters. Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion but the constant daily diatribe and the over examination of what a player or the manager are supposed to have said or done is doing nothing positive for the club, the players, and us genuine fans.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Bald Canary accuses the Brew of having too much time on his hands. I don't know about that but I know that I definitely do have. Sadly I have taken a glance back to comments that were being made earlier this year regarding the push for Neil to be manager. Strangely I can only find one consistent dissenter to the appointment and that was the Borderman. The rest of us seem to have been pretty much in favour.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • So much negativity on here it's sickening. This season was never going to be easy and will require more patience than 90% on here are capable of. Bloody awful start but wasn't it always so? I will give NA full support. As for Pilks, sorry to see him go personally but hope his departure results in decent option coming in.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • El Dingo....Blind Faith might have been a " short lived band of the 60s" but their one album is still light years better than any of the " music" the youth of today have to endure.

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    Bogaz John

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Another attacking player leaving?, so much for entertaining football, more about getting the wage bill down!

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    borderman

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • From information presently to hand supporters do not appear to be 'turning against NA' - the vast majority think he should to.. quote.. 'be given a fair chance. There is however resentment against being treated as idiots.So NCFC please do not treat us as if imparting accurate information to us was like state secrets being imparted to the occupants of an asylum.What little info might be given to the opposition is far outweighed by having a happy informed and contented bunch of supporters right behind the team

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    mardler

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Just a thought if na wants attacking football why let attacking players leave so easy rvw could I think got his act together in this league pilk when fit the same obviously Cardiff think so where is the snoddy money gone,rumours lennon wanted job but wasn't interviewed,malky turned it down, I want na to do well but always doubt boards other appointments.

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    bodhamyellas

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Btw if the Lafferty rumour on the "False Start" thread is true (and I admit I have not heard it before) we are in deep, deep doo doo.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • @kenfoggo - well said old boy. Some folks just don't have the nous to distinguish disolyalty from realism. And the occasional bout of cynicism. Blind Faith was a short-lived late 60s band, not a prerequisite of supporting NCFC.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Sure to score a hat full against us.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Still no official posting on this one ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Not a good deal, selling to a rival at a give away price especially as he could still look to do a job here. Whilst he has had the "sick note syndrome for the last season I, as others before me stated, still think he can do a job on the wing that no one else at the club can do. If this deal comes off and no doubt it will, I wish him all the best and hopefully the deal does not, in the words of the song....comeback and bite our a** tomorrow! With well balanced view i.e. equal size cynical chip on each shoulder, I ponder the question, is this the way that "the fringe players" will be dealt with? OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • I am miffed at this latest sale. My first thought at seeing the selling price was where could we replace Pilks at 1m? Are Norwich City looking to reduce their wage bill at the expense of making a serious attempt to bring back prem football. I know my opinion counts for nothing but on Sundays evidence it would make more sense to cash in on Redmond at 5m.I do not wish to jump on NA back but I feel that our performance at Wolves was well below par. There are many better sides in the Championship as we will witness on Saturday when Watford come to town. OTBC

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    Thaicanary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • LYB seems to think that nobody can express a viewpoint on this message board unless it is positive or unless it coincides with the viewpoint of LYB. I can say whatever I want-thank you LYB. The fact that there seems to be no evidence for optimism after the disaster at Wolves on Sunday appears to have passed LYB . If I had seen any signs of improvement over the Hughton era then praise and accolades for Neil Adams would have flowed. BUT, more of the same old dross that got Hughton fired, quite correctly. Now, despite "not calling time on fringe" players we get rid of a capable (when fit) fringe player! I cannot see any hope for optimism and praise for the current set up and atmosphere at the Club.

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    kenfoggo

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Im still on the fence with NA. He has shown a few glimmers of expertise, especially with his signing of Lafferty. He is going to be instrumental to our team this year. However Pilkington would have given him some quality delivery this season. I really do not understand this sale in any way and i think it is down to a failure of NA to control him socially.

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    James Dunthorne

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Tugging off, Mad, is what adolescent boys do. Don't know if it's American - haven't heard it here, but I don't know any adolescent boys. Your contributions are always welcome - take no notice of Bald.

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    California Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Mc Nally is nowhere to be seen or heard. Surely, the supporters have a right to know about the transfers in and out of our club. Mc Nally, you are an employee. We,the supporters, are all passionate volunteers who pay to follow our team.

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    stormy

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I would go to another club if one was available, fans of City are always the last to hear what is going on in the club. Keep buying a season ticket hoping to see some decent football but keep being denied. Full capacity of season tickets because there is nowhere else for miles and miles where one can watch a few quality teams. In other words a captive audience.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Is the board really trying to get back in the prem or just sell sell sel who next fur, hooper, Redmond and ruddy,going back to the bad old days like ds said little old norwich we always will be with her in control

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    Howesy

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I'm starting to care less and less about this season. Don't think anyone really knows what's going on in Norwich do they?

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • If he is in fact going to Cardiff he will have to pass a medical there before they sign him. If he is fit and goes for 1 million then it isn't the "silly money" that NA has been talking about. Shane Long reportedly going to Southampton for 12 million,that's "silly money" Pilko has surely got to be worth a quarter of that. Perhaps he has been a pain in the arris and NA just want's to get rid. We shall probably never be told.

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    irongloves

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • This is becoming more and more depressing. I liked Pilkington - even though he didn't perform as well last year - he could be great on his day - and we give him to Cardiff - + Marshall and Adeyemi. What worries me is the present set up does not seem capable of motivating the players we have (how lacklustre was it Sunday) or attracting new replacements to give the side some more impetus. Adams did not look comfortable right from the first day he was appointed - things need sorting out there before its too late.

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    Boris

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I think unfortunately we are in for a period of turbulence. We have had a great few years since PL walked in the door and shook the club into life which I think now was a lucky appointment. Did most Norwich fans want NA? No they didn't but we have him and we have to back him and give the guy a real chance...if a player had broken ranks against sir Alex ferguson what would have happened?? Yes there are so e worrying signs such as our continuing struggle to find a style that is right for us that includes wes and some player unrest but we've got to wipe the slate clean now, forget the last few years and let him build the club up...turning on him or the board now is just counter-productive

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    BigO

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Well here we havehad a player who has 10 months left of a contract so we can assume he was not committed enough or grateful enough to extend for a club that paid him full wages for playing half the time. Unusually he was fit (maybe) and then became unprofessional by undermining the manager on social media. Would you seriously want this person around if you were a new manager establishing your credibility? The options would be limited due to the short length of time left and the fact the player could just sit (or lie there injured) until the contract ran out. Any championship club would not be the best option, but if the amount was true and combined with a years salary is too much to pass up considering the choices. In any restructure there are going to be some unhappy players and it serves no purpose having them around to cause trouble or trying to dictate who plays and who doesn't. At times he played very well and at others we would need to be reminded that he was actually on the pitch. Not a NA type of player and I am sure he would be replaced by someone who wants to be here and will try his best. Lets hope they have as much talent as the ones so far.

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    Mart

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • seems we are just stumbling along one poor decision to next,then just once in a while get lucky,several fans i know are as about as motivated as the are team going into season,come on city sort it we need performances to motivate us fans otbc.

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    bodhamyellas

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Message to Mad Brewer! Obviously you have too much time on your hands by the almost Shakesperian quotes you come out with, are you a writer for the Daily Telegraph because what you write on here about NCFC has almost nothing to do with football. I don,t mean to be nasty but I think I have sat behind you in several away games, cardboard cut out springs to mind.

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    Bald Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • True Pilkington scored some great game saving and game winning goals against top opposition but no-one can call him consistent. At times his passing was woeful. But 1 million? It's 34 years since we sold the great Kevin Reeves for 1 million.....

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    e18 canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • For me, even in his last year of contract, at this level he has a role to play. Clearly doesn't get on with NA, but it seems crazy to let him go to a rival for 130th of our parachute payment. Neil said he's looking at the Prem loan market, so lets hope there's a couple of good midfielders available to supply the goals for us this season.

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    Crazy canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • For those fans who have only known the Lambert years,it must be very difficult to see the Canaries in more difficult times.Taking a longer-term view over the post-war history of the club,most of the football played has been in the 2nd division,a lot of which was boring mid-table.I have a feeling the spirit level for this season is heading that same way already.I hope I'm wrong.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • What is the point of selling Pilks for £1m ? I think we are headed for a down-cycle Carra Rd. Last season was a disaster which could have been avoided if action was taken sooner, this season is starting like being in a slow motion car crash waiting for the moment of impact to arrive. Things are not looking too clever and if we fall off the title race early there is going to be a winter of discontent ahead !

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • £1m. really. In the current footballtransferic economic climate where dross is selling for more than a bag of Brasil nuts, someone somewhere knows more than I do. Pre season I was more revved up than Mr Rev from Revsville. Now, after one game on and OFF the field my Canary bubble is bursting to bursting point. My £30 to win the league at 10-1 odds are now being offered at 11-1, do I really know anything about football at all !

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • M B ask the missis----she might give you a hand

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    superfan59

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Wow! There's no middle ground on this issue is there? Pilks when fully fit and motivated would be one of the first on my team sheet but as many of you say, his fitness can't be relied on. I sense one of the biggest problems is lack of information from the club which in turn causes us, the fans, untold frustration. So sort it out Norwich before you start a mutiny of loyal supporters.

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    Trucker

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • What does "tugging off" mean? Is it an Americanism? Can`t find it in any thesaurus. Sounds a tad vulgar, unsurprisingly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I would be disgusted if this is true. Pilks proved how good he was with the goals he got in important prem games. He would be lethal back at championship level if he can stay of the treatment table. Ncfc do not sell him please. I would play him over redmond anyday because he has an end product...something we lack in abundance

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    JonnyBeGood

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pilks will do a Bellers on us and score when we meet them.

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    Bogaz John

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Is the club as unified as we are led to believe? At 2.25pm South Wales Echo reported Pilkington as signing for Cardiff after a dispute with Norwich while five hours later there is still no positive confirmation. Supporters deserve better and utterly fail to grasp the logic of selling an able two footed player to fellow relegated, now championship rival club Cardiff striving for promotion, There appears more to this than meets the eye - the silence is deafening - how many more tales are to be spun in our direction.

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    mardler

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Bye Bye to the freeloader! Its Fer and Redmond Norwich need to worry about,if either of these to go its a mid table finish at best!

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    dave123

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • For all of you blaming NA, stop this is the board and only them to blame for this shambles. NA in interviews looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights, you can almost see the strings behind him, to sell Pilks for £1M is criminal. If anyone would care to look at last weekends fixtures check and see how many ex city players scored, Cody Mcdonald, Danny Ayarla and without looking I am sure there was someone else as well. Watch history repeat itself and Pilks do the business at Cardiff. As for NA he is just the fall guy for the board, as the eternal optimist I hope I am wrong but it doesnt bode well.

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    Bald Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • what worries me is the amount of unsettled players at the moment.is there something going on between them and adams?i have a feeling that a lot of players dont rate him as a manager.a bit like me really.

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    bluelight

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pleased to see your posts getting through ok today California. It's Lincolnshire's turn for the "maybe delay, no need to resubmit" thingy. PS, do you like the Beach Boys? Or is that pathetic stereotyping? Bit like asking if I enjoy poaching.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Tend to agree with Kent Anglian about waiting to see how the transfers pan out before commenting but that is not easy when the season is under way and results and performances are not right. Some "pleasant surprises" will certainly be welcome, maybe courtesy of our Head of Recruitment as he ticks off the names on the wish list Big Joe handed him and brings in the players who will deliver the master plan - the master plan being, if one reads between the lines, promotion achieved by playing attacking football. As for Pilkington, he has had his moments and if injury free could be a great signing for Cardiff. Reminds me a bit of when Darren Eadie went to Leicester and kept picking up injuries. Maybe it will work out for Pilks. Just imagine, Cardiff could line up against us with Marshall, Pilks and Adeyemi. Marshall did us enough damage single handed, dread to think what mayhem two other ex players might do. All we need is for Lambert to take over as manager and we could face meltdown. Meant this to be a positive post - failed. Will do better if a couple of stats change at the weekend, ie the ones that read last competitive goal 22nd April, last victory 22nd March.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I thought we didn't need to sell any of our players? But here it all comes. 1M for Pilks? Unbelievable . Adams just keeps on BSing the fans..and unfortunately we all sit back and take it. Greedy board and yes men management is not a good combo...freefall

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    AC Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Am really disappointed to hear Pilks might be on way out, and am surprised by many of the comments here. He is steely, aggressive, competitive and a fighter. He hardly played last year (a symptom of the Hughton inability to set a team up that might score, that led to relegation), but the previous two he was generally excellent - I think he offers more than Redmond or Bennett - he's a genuine threat. Redmond still produces almost nothing where it matters. This is another example of a player with everything to offer hardly used and subsequently wanting to go where he will be - a bit like Wes last year; thank goodness that one resolved itself.

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    clever pe teacher

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Fifth attempt: well done a few Yellows at Wolves. Thank you.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Wow where did the word city come from when I printed the word fit

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • If this is the only platform to recognise whoever reported the racist idiots at Wolves I'd like to say a formal thank you - I only have a home season so wasn't there.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Great business N.A! I would now like to see someone coming in who will be city for more than 50% of the season. Hardly city enough to be called an international!

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • To try and keep the peace: we don't know the ins and outs of this because the Club treats us like plebs and we will never be told the truth about anything. We're only the fools who put money in their pockets. Accept it, and trust the decisions are correct. Otherwise you are disloyal. Apparently. Finally LYB you seem to know so much more than the rest of us: Let's have, from you, just ONE reason to be positive. Go on, if you can, I'll be the first to say thanks.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Still tugging off over your thesaurus I see Mad Brewer?

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    Johnstonpickle

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Yes indeed, McKenzie (?) Also not sure of correct spelling. Ta, sharky ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I hope this is not correct. If it is the handling looks pretty shoddy. So many little bits of gossip flying around and as always Our Chant are the last to break the full story. Who next, Hooper, Fer, Ruddy, Redmond, Tettey ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • LYB is a happy-clapper and I have always been happy to read his comments though I have always disagreed with them. It seems that the feeling isnt mutual. But this a forum for fans freely to express their views so disagreement is inevitable; actually stimulating.

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    California Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Why don't we all wait until the end of the transfer window and see what is the end result of all the 'comings and goings' before we make our comments. I suspect that there will be quite a few of each over the next few days and maybe, just maybe, we all will be pleasantly surprised.

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    Kent Anglian

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Brew was it Mackensey (spelling) you were trying to think of.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Counter request; can LYB learn some tolerance or shut up?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • `Wilfredpickles` is clearly not up to this sort of dialogue. What did Colin say to warrant that crass "nappy" jibe? See, even I have been tempted into a counter-jibe. I`m normally so urbane.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Archant, can I request a feature on here? A 'hide all comments' button, preferably with a cookie setting so those of us who are sick to death of know-it-all harbingers of doom tearing the club to shreds at every opportunitycan be spared glancing at this tripe even by accident.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Not sure whether the club have announced anything yet - probably not sure about anything until he has his medical.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Hello, Colin. You are right. `Tribalism` is a very apposite choice of word. I fell asleep watching Channel (?) last night. I had a nightmare about football hooligans. Then I realised I was not asleep at all - it was a documentary about organized football fighting gangs. Grim stuff. On Chelsea `fans`, they love to `do` anti-sem!tic. A Club owned by one Abramovich. On the colour issue; Cult Hero: Drogba (rightly so). I watched the City vs Watford game upon our return to the Championship. In the lower Barclay, there were `fans` literally frothing at the mouth as they advised Watford fans to "**** off back to London". So Watford`s in London. Is there any hope?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • So much for Adams " not calling time on fringe players" ?

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • How would sick note pass a medical?Whats the betting he has a good season in wales,as I don't think he wanted to be here,not just this season but last also.Think it was away to the saints where it was not until the 20th minute I realised he was playing!Good when he wanted to be and that's it.Need new faces in the squad asap.

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    tonyb

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Exactly, Mad Brewer. We live in an age of tribal nonsense in football, where cretins spout whatever nonsense they want about an opponent, even if it's a view they hold only because it's an opponent. And probably don't even hold the view outside of a stadium, or if they do, they push it back down so it's not visibly displayed. At Stevenage v Watford I saw a chav abusing Watford's Italian manager. What baseball cap did the chav sport? Giorgio Armani!

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Maybe the board have been insulting our intelligence then ??

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    superfan59

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pilks is an `OK player`. Injury "niggles" did seem frequent, but he is 2-footed and was capable of scoring goals in a decently set up team. Glad to see others breaking Archie`s embargo on mere "ordinary" fans commenting on the rac!sm topic. It seems crazy to me. I, unfortunately, know a few Chelsea fans who would make Alf Garnett seem like Desmond Tutu. Now we have City fans, allegedly, behaving similarly. Do they suddenly not like Olsson, E. Bennett, Redmond & Grabban? Or do these sad people only dislike `them` if they are on the opposing side? Was Bassong really voted Player of the Season? Did we not love Simeon & Dublin? And many others. Who was that chap who scored twice on his debut vs Ipswich...?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pilkington gone? Perhaps the start of a long line of players wanting to go. Quite a list of potential departures before the transfer window closes.

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • *Meant "did nor didn't..."

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I neither did not didn't support Adams' appointment. I could see that having been relegated, your selection pool is lessened somewhat. We were never going to be able to bring a Koeman into the Championship. I could see both sides of Adams' appointment. No appointment is a safe bet. But from what we have seen so far, in transfer dealings (where things seem to have been left very late and now we risk losing people without being able to replace) and the one game so far where his tactics and selection was blatantly flawed, he's got some work to do.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • What a Hoot - perhaps the reason so many are voicing concerns so soon about Neil Adams was that he was appointed with a mandate to make a change from the awful performances under Hughton. Adams promised attacking, attractive football but failed so disappointingly to live up to these expectations in the first game against Wolves! More rubbish! NO change!! You cannot blame supporters for being disillusioned.

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Cecil----how can you say that.The club interviewed candidates from u.k. & all over Europe.

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    superfan59

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Actually the majority on here, including me, did not support NA's appointment. And on the evidence so far he's not up to the job.

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I don't have an opinion on Pilkington except to observe that not too long ago many on this site could not talk highly enough of him. How things change. Also I was criticised at the beginning of last season for stating my thoughts about CH only to find that as time went by many came to agree. Now I am mightily surprised at just how quickly opinion is turning against NA when at the time the majority opinion was how good his appointment was. Come on support the man - surely he has got to win sometime.

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    What a Hoot

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Absolutely. It's great that football has changed so much. Makes me sick when you see Ekoku's goals at Everton from 1992-93 and as he runs past the Everton fans you can see at least 30 making monkey gestures, many of whom children.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Those who reported the two miscreants deserve the highest praise for their decency and courageousness.

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    The Stranger

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • On another topic, it seems our exemplary local journos are allowed to stir the pot on the rac!sm issue, but mere outsiders are not to comment.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Can someone change Colin's nappy

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    Johnstonpickle

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • If we'd made more noise about Hughton, the first actual "Hughton Out" chant was the West Brom game after which he was sacked, maybe we'd still be in the Prem. It's all very well being positive but earlier chants might have forced the board to act earlier. They clearly didn't have his back and believe in him and I think that went back as far as Oct 2013.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I believe that Pilkington (just like Elliott Bennett prior to Sunday) had never played a Championship game. They both jumped straight from League One to Premier League.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • As I recall, Pilks scored 8 goals in Lambo`s Prem season and even managed 5 when Hughton `took over`. Yes, a bit of a sicknote, I suppose. As dingo says, he is a genuinely 2-footed player. As rare as gemijlen pappekak... it is important that the Happyclappers do not take over again. Look what happened last time. Not a "moan"; it`s the Grouse season now. The noo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Don't we have Murphy to play on the left?

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    Johnstonpickle

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • How can this transfer be common knowledge & yet nothing official from the club------plus what happened to this undisclosed fee policy

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    superfan59

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Thinking Lennon is commentating on football right now.

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    Henry

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pity 'we buy any car' doesn't have a football player site, we could have a proper clear out and get some nifty replacements in quickly.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • As others have said, he has had a fitness problem the last couple of years. We have also had a problem with a lack of meaningful preseason to get everyone up to match fitness. Lets see how the next half dozen games go before jumping to conclusions. By the way, what is Neil Lennon doing at the moment?

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    andy

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Not too concerned on this one, useful on his day but inconsistent and injury prone, anyway good luck to him. There are players out there, how did Wolves find that Dutch guy do we have scouts?? Need to sort out the Bassong Becchio issues and hold on to the quality we do have. I would not have had Pilkington in my best eleven and gives opportunity to the younsters as long as the likes of Fer, Hooper, etc stay. OTBC

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    johnnyp

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Henry I completely agree with you. Unfortunately Neil Adams doesn't seem to have the drawing powers that other, more well versed managers do. The big problem, however, is that he's also allowing some decent players to leave and I don't think suitable replacements are forthcoming...

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Fickle fans with short memories is all I can say to some people on here. Pilkington has been one of the standout performers for this Club since he joined. A great player who perhaps struggled at times in the Premier League - probably the only time some on here actually bothered to watch the team play - but there's no way I'd allow him to leave. If this is true, another blow to the Norwich faithful and and big step backwards. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I can see Fer, Howson, Hooper, Bechio and Bassong following him out of the door soon. I just hope the palyers we get in to replace the out going players are up to standard. Can Neil Adams tempt the better players here as a more experienced manager probably would have done. Im not so sure.

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    Henry

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I like the term 'international' player. Lets face it he would never have made the England squad and look how bad they are.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Can't help thinking this is another bad decision. OK we're Championship now but we're gradually trading down to a team of mid to lower Champs standard and sadly comfortable doing it. Yes he was injured but he knew where the goal was and could do it when it mattered. Would have been made for Portaloo Rd. Cheapskate seems to be the word this season. We're seen it before and we know where it leads. Can't help thinking a proper manager would have handled this better and persuaded him to stay with his mate Wes. Lots more exits to come. We have money let's show a bit of ambition and get some quality in. The general impression of the club is a shambles at the moment.

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    suffolkcanary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pilkington had a poor time last season (who didn't?), memorable more for his awful beards and haircuts, but was more likely to get goals than Bennett or Redmond - 12 in his first season and a half before tailing off. Another one who City didn't get the best out of under Hughton.

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    Outside The Box

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Pilks has served the club well with some crucial goals and performances, and he has been unavailable due to injury as well.. His tweet at the weekend shows indiscipline and that is not acceptable. It's a squad thing and people will be left out. Those who are left out who can't hack it probably have to go - but to a promotion rival, hmm, that's the questionable bit for me...

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    Surrey Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Surman's very ineffective as a left winger. He's a central midfielder. We really need Adams to move away from this notion of playing players out of position. I really hope we have someone lined up. If we were to use Surman as our left sided midfielder we are even weaker in the middle of the park, with just Howson, Tettey, Fer and Johnson, and still the possibility Howson, Tettey and Fer could be sold. No one will come in for Johnson.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I can't understand what the alarm is all about. Going by some of the comments its as if we have just sold a 25 goal a season striker for a quid. Granted Pilks played well (at times) under Lambchops but he has suffered through injury ever since. When he has played he drifts in and out of the game and is known to be prone to a good sulk. As a club we seem to do much of our business under the radar - after all how many of you knew about this one? Therefore it shouldn't surprise any of us if a replacement or two is already being lined up.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Another quality player sold on the cheap. How many players have fallen out with Neil Adams I wonder. As said by others, you should always bring a new player in before selling what you already have. I can only presume we are intending to play Surman as a left winger or yet again Redmond who looks very uncomfortable out there.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • This is falling into 2 camps on this one.Half of us are questioning the sale and half of us are effectively saying goodbye to good rubbish. Well I ask the 2nd half to think back over 3 seasons and agree Pilks has done his bit,, you are being a tad harsh, although he has not had the best ot time with injuries. On the sale can I see one of our major challengers for promotion selling us a current international for a giveaway £1m. IF you can please let NA have that managers phone number.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Think he only a year left onhis current deal so it was probably a case of sign a new deal or be sold

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    James Dougall

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Makes you wonder where the supply is going to come from for the 80+ goals Adams wants us to score in the league this season.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Thanks GV. I'm off for a pint to cheer myself up:)

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • He was only bit part because of his injuries. When fit he was a key player. Just a shame he could never string 2-3 matches together. If we can get Lloyd Isgrove from Southampton on a season-long loan with no recall it'd be good business.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Be interesting to see how many sick notes he puts in at Cardiff. Did we pay them a £M or did they pay us?

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    cutty

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • El Dingo fair enough mate, I do see your point we shall have to see how it pans out. I do think certain fans are just so fed up with the regime that no matter what happens they will pull it apart. This move for instance will get ridiculed but in reality he was a bit part player with a bad attitude. I'm going to give it time to see if NA has plans to get players that fit his system working together.

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • These departures (and there will inevitably be more) should have happened earlier so that we could have replaced the players. I know you can't force people to buy your players, so I'm not really criticising the club for that. But I am concerned it's quite late to find decent players. Can you name a decent left winger we could target? It'd need to be a Championship winger at a club willing to sell.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • I think Norwich are in for a bumpy ride this season, I think promotion is out, playoffs doubtful, relegation I hope not

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • How much pressure on these next 2 home games .......... we know the players hate the moaning and groaning .......... give us something to cheer about McNally, Bowkett, Delia

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • No tears here , he was another in a long long series of players who were puffed on arrival as some sort of star who had nothing more than mediocrity to show us . Plus this one spent an awful amount of time on the sickhaltlame list .Plus it is now alleged that he had some major handbag fight with that nice Neil Adams . Hope he does better working for the Inscrutable Mr Tan .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • GossVolley I normally tend to agree with you but the way things have gone from the final whistle to last season, I cannot see many grounds for optimism just now. I do not think the exodus is finished by a long chalk and I don't see us being able to attract much in the way of replacements - the price you pay for what right now APPEARS to be a cheapskate appointment imo. Only time will tell - maybe NA knows what he's doing... we'll sure know by the end of October:)

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Take the money and run. Cant have a trouble maker in the squad. Note his position in the picture above. Normal lol.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • As I have said time and time again Adams has not got a clue sell your best players keep the rubbish.1 million for Delia and Co.

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    El tel

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • CanaryWest

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • If I was being facetious, I would say what are the odds on relegation. But no, I think a good deal actually, let the Bluebirds get the sulks.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • NA is fast becoming yet another clown to take the helm... it going to be a long hard season ending with if we're lucky a mid table finish.

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    john dab

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Ok, he's rarely fit, but I'm wondering why we are now into the season, having already lost a game and now crying out for a left winger, plus weak in defence. Even if we hold the people we've got, we need to make at least two signings, let alone replacing anyone else that we sell. Then you have Becchio and Bassong out of the picture. All smacks of a squad that is going to continue to change, and in the meantime we drop points and don't gel until two months after everyone else. Better to get replacements in first rather than sell people and find yourself desperate.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • We now have no left wingers in the squad and since relegation have only signed a striker we can't get the ball to and an ageing midfielder. Might as well sell Fer, Redmond, Ruddy and Howson and be done with it.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Hardly a ''key player.'' He's great on his day but goes missing in most games. Still, any stick to beat the club with...

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • He says pre-season he's raring to go. Doesn't make the 18 when he claims to be fit. We sell him to, of all people, Cardiff. There's another million or so for you to share out amongst yourselves Mr Bowkett. The only genuine two-footed player we had!!! Thanks for what you did when you were fit Pilks. I'll never forget the Man U header. Get a grip you lot in the suits.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Great business - sell a key player and your most effective attacking midfielder to one of your promotion rivals. Well done, Neil!

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    Colin

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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