Alex Tettey is glad Norwich City stuck to their word on transfer deadline day

Alex Tettey and Nathan Redmond will still be Norwich team-mates following the summer transfer window. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Alex Tettey and Nathan Redmond will still be Norwich team-mates following the summer transfer window. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Friday, September 5, 2014
11:24 AM

Alex Tettey may have enjoyed only a watching brief for Norway’s friendly defeat at Wembley, but that couldn’t dampen his club optimism.

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The midfielder was an unused substitute as England ran out 1-0 winners on a drab international night on Wednesday.

But in terms of Norwich City holding on to their prized Championship assets, the 28-year-old was delighted with how Monday’s transfer window deadline day panned out.

“At the beginning, the club said they did not need to sell and they have proven that,” said Tettey.

“I think only two players have left us, but the club have also brought in good coverage.

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“The aim is still to get the promotion and with all the players we have in the squad now, although there are a lot of games, the hope is we can push on.

“Besides the first game at Wolves, we have managed to play well and were unlucky not to beat Bournemouth – so overall we are really pleased to have 10 points from five games.

“You need to have a good group of players, one that is very positive with everybody working towards the same goal, and we have shown that.”

Tettey will be hoping for involvement when Norway host Italy on Tuesday evening, to kick-off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

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53 comments

  • DJ_F; I fell asleep in front of the Netherlands vs Czech Republic game. Bit of a shock, the Czechs won. No Wolfswinkel in the Dutch squad, nor Fer. Even more surprising is that David Strihavka didn`t turn out for the Czechs.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • Just watching the Norway Italy game (best of the bad options available here) and Tettey on after 70 minutes with Norway 0-2 and awful. Can he have an impact?

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • TGWS; my research finally got through! I`ve since discovered that the erstwhile `Black Boys` is now the `Merchants of Spice`. Sorry for the gratuitous mention of that pub ransacking. I`m sure it was all jolly good fun, really. And SO recent.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • TGWS; friendly and seriously well researched attempt to help you on the Colegate pub question repeatedly ethered. Waclor - behave ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • TGWS; I dug out my old copy of "The Inns & Taverns of Old Norwich", by John Riddington Young. (Wensum Books, 1975). There is no mention of a "Grapes" in Colegate, but there was once a "Black Boys". It was fahionable at one time for pubs to change this name to avoid giving offence. There is an example in that other great City of Beer, York, of "Grapes" being the chosen new identity. Possibly that was it? Another pub in Colegate was the "Shakespeare". It was `reduced to a shell` by the Enniskillen Dragoons who were "in their cups". The landlord escaped by breaking through the wall into the next door neighbour`s bedroom, and jumping out of the window into Colegate. Mind you, that was 1797, so probably not the pub you were thinking of!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • Coming down the pub next Thursday, Steady?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • Retrospective on subject addendum to earlier off topic post eh waclor? If the addendum is accepted however does that mean the first post becomes mongrel and the last one off subject because the on topic element was only included in pursuance of the addendum. You might find it amusing but my graphs are a mess. Behave.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Steady On

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Yes Waclor everyone is most welcome. The Fat Cat on West End Street from about midday onwards. Thursday 18th. I will have my Steely Dan T shirt. We are hoping for double figures. Bluelight, Igno, Oh Huckerby, Nelson hopefully will join the regulars.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Sorry I forgat to add to my last post ...."Because Tettey may want to join you."

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    waclor

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Where is this pub for Thursday week again please? Is it open to any old Norwich fan?

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    waclor

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Three attempts at exposing posts taking stats in vain have failed. Quotes from Auden not permitted? Words with three silly bulls need checking. Or is it my ether day? Maybe Archie is waiting and when this goes through the rest will appear. What would Tettey think?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • Do I detect upon this board posts intent on yielding spurious statistics? Or partaking the Tettey as they say in Oslo. Let me just say to the guilty ones that Lincs comes "Out of the air a voice without a face Proved by statistics that some cause was just..." abbr, Auden, The Shield of Achilles.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • Was joshing you, Fagen. I have emailed Crabster, Barker & dingo ref meet.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • No Brew I meant 'twas in the 70's. Looked it up late 1977 to be exact. We were both early 20's. Disco Tex had a hit with 'I wanna dance wit choo' in 74. Looking at wikipedia and apparently Joe Tex and James Brown shared a hatred of each other and it says that Brown once took a couple of shots at Tex with his rifle. Those were the days.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • They ALL wore cowboy hats with string ties in those days, Fagen! Gene Autrey, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell et al. Huge stetsons, adorned with crushed canaries, came later with J.R. Ewing & the other Forkers from the South. Fagen, I`m surprised that, even one of your advancing years, finds large, 70-odd year old ladies attractive. DJ_F, the most successful recording of `Cocoanuts` was that of Danny Kaye. Anybody remember Disco Tex and The Se#olettes? Or was that the same chap as Joe Tex?? Waclor will stop at nothing to stay "on-topic". LincsCan will not be fooled by that one; it won`t even make his "mongrel" classification! My "crushed canary" comment should qualfy OK. Just in case; pity about Martin`s groin.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • I see that Russ Martin is the first casualty of the international break with a groin strain. A good job that latterly we have been stocking up on defenders.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • Vaguely remember Tex Ritter ,Brew. Did he wear a cowboy hat and one of those string ties. Better memories of a disco guy called Joe Tex. 'Ain't gonna bump no more (with big fat woman)'. Used to dance along to that one with a girl of Russian parentage who was quite a hefty girl for the 70's. Interesting in the right places. Another one from that era was Hamilton Bohannon's 'Disco stomp' which builds up to quite a beat and ends with Hamilton whispering Baltimore. Now Saturday nights highlights are watching Match of the Day and even that's not on tonight.

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • MB, Coconuts took me back a bit. My dad had an old gramaphone and with it various 78's including a warped Lovely bunch of Coconuts which we used to jump up and down to and dance around the room. Not surewhich version it was. Gramaphone still there but no longer working

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Oddly enough, today I stumbled upon a bit of `Webinfo` that claimed "House Without Windows" was written by Johnny Mercer. Yet, I have an original vinyl 33rpm LP from 1963 which credits the song to Pockriss & Tobias. You can`t trust modern info. "Cocoanuts" was written by an Englishman; Fred Heatherton, circa 1944. It was what it says on the tin, a ditty about a coconut shy: "roll a ball, a penny a pitch". A lot of people remember the Danny Kaye version. Allegedly, Alex Tettey plans to do a cover version, just so Wac & I can stay on-topic!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • F'erred on other boards. Local knowledge needed. Remember visiting a hostelry (I think on Colegate) 30 odd years ago, not there now. I thought grapes was in the name, told it maybe Queen Ann? Ale and age have intervened of course, any helpers?

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Who wrote I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts? While we're at it, did the writer actually have a lovely bunch of coconuts or was it a case of telling a lie just to suit the song lyrics, like all the exaggeration about the daughter of the Mayor of Bayswater? Tettey Tettey Tettey.

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    waclor

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Bit of trivia for you here, Fagen. The title song of the original `Champion` series was sung by a `Mike Stewart` but it was uncredited. Similarly, Frankie Laine was known for his rendition of `High Noon`, but the soundtrack version was performed by Tex Ritter. (I had to learn that song for a show, and I tried to ape the Tex Ritter version). Frankie Laine also did the `Rawhide` theme. Both High Noon and Rawhide were composed by that `All American` songsmith, Dimitri Tiomkin. Next opportunity I`ll do a dissertation on Lee Pockriss. His stuff ranged from the inane and chirpy "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot Bikini" to Roy Orbison`s morose "House Without Windows".

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • ...What I really came on to say, but was diverted by BoF, Wac & Fagen, is that Beebgossip reports Chris Hughton as being interested in the vacancy at Leeds. Tetley`s Brewery shut 3 yrs ago now, so there can be no jobs in the canteen. It can`t be Tetley`s Tea `cos that`s not really in Leeds, is it?? It has to be a tea-lady connection somewhere. Where`s Uncle Stew? That`s nearly on-topic `cos Tetley is almost the same as Tettey.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Ta, Wac. Glad you liked the scone pun. I must emphasise that there was no intended link with the heinous theft, allegedly by Jacob, of an artefact, The Stone of Scone, from its home in Haran. Full story in the Book of Genesis. Subsequently, it was also purloined for use in the crowning of Kings of England & Scotland. It has been returned to its rightful home now. Scotland. Soon never to be seen at Westminster Abbey again...

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • That was truly obtuse of me, Fagen!! (mind you, you had inserted 3 deliberate errors!). I was in `Das Wunder Pferd` on Monday & Thursday! `Researching`. It`s OK, I like it, but it can get a bit busy at lunchtimes with chaps in suits, wearing little plastic doggie tags around their necks, lest they forget who they are. They come in for lunch, and talk in loud voices about confidential contractual matters. How such already well-stuffed shirts can pack even more in is baffling... inbetween braying, too. Another area is the Demesne of a bunch of `Usual Suspect` types. How about Tuesday 16th? DKBZ. Circa when? You decide the time - you`re the SS, I am but your sycophant, sir. Btw, a horse is `neuter` in German, ie `Das`. So is a girl! (`Das Maedchen`)! A Katze, however, is feminine, `Die`, even a Tom. (I`ve forgotten how to use Arthur ASCII`s Codes, so can`t do umlauts any more). On topic, you could invite Alex Tettey along? We can thank him for staying, and reward him with an autographed photo of our extinguished group. He`s earned it. OTBC (to amplify the "On Topickery Factor).

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Very good Brew, I love the "Cast the first scone" comment. Just to keep on topic, Tettey, Tettey, Tettey. Tettey is a revelation this season. I thought he may have a bit of a sulk at not being snapped up by a Prem team but he's shown his good side and doubled his value so far.

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    waclor

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Die wonder perd - think Frankie Lane, Brew. I think this is the Afrikaans rather than Dutch translation. However die Katze is fine. I will wear the old Steely Dan T Shirt and perhaps you could wear one of your brewery ones (rather than the Chaucer). Everyone will then spot us. Tuesday,Wed or Thurs is ok for me.

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Very best wishes, BoF. Waclor, reference the Effigy Burning notion. Why don`t we hire the facilities at Briston? We could have a triathlon: First; a quick soaking in the village pond, on the duplex witch-ducking stool. Second; dry them out in the village stocks, whilst pelting them with stale scones (only ones purchased locally from Two-Ton-Ted`s Bakers Van permitted). Third; The Grand Finalé, a ritual twin incineration in `The Wicker Man`. It won`t be cheap; the Wicker Man will need to be replaced for their Annual Councillor Humiliation Ceremony. Could be paid for by selling tickets? Special rates for the STDs, of course... Just a final suggestion; why don`t we forget the effigies and get the real thing? ... On topic: We ask Alex to be Master of Ceremonies. By staying with us, he is `without sin` - so he can throw the first scone.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • No , worse than that , under the docs .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Could you pencil me in as well please Steely. May I also suggest a special gathering round about 5th November when we burn the effigies of a tea lady and a country vicar?

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    waclor

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Will pencil you in for our pre xmas gathering Foggo. Normally a lunchtime session ,real ale pub in the city. Are you going inside for a couple of months ?

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • That's very civil of you Steely , and I shall be delighted to accept about Christmas time as I am regrettably off out of it shortly , but shall return , like General MacArthur used to say .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Mongrel on topic\off topic posts are statistically unfriendly cutty. Hope nobody else noticed as I would not like it to become a trend. To balance out your post I conclude on topic by wishing Tettey well should he be picked for the Italy game and that he avoids injury.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • We have our own version of 'Walking Football' Foggo. We do 'Walking drinking' - you must join us. We don't need any bank clerk to set up our computer either.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Actually there were two, but like the Cuban crisis last minute talks resolved the matter. I wonder which one survived?

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    cutty

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • There's only one Mad Brewer, SLOB and old Hewettonian. Two would spell the end of civilisation as we know it. (he's hot on spelling).

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    cutty

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Obviously a man of means Steely, I prefer mine to sample the delights of Primark. But on topic, just to confuse Linc's stats (combined topic\non topic) Tetley is one player I'm glad we did keep.

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    cutty

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • BogazJ, beware of joining the "MB & BoF are the same person" Club. We are not, honest. Likewise, Igno and I are separate people. I was once accused of being Ged Steroo. What calumny!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • You've got me there Steeley understanding Foggo. Thought he was similar in talk to Mad Brewer ( reading him too much). maybe I'm " Reeling in the years" now and getting past all this modern speak.

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    Bogaz John

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • I know what you mean Foggo. Don't forget tomorrow is non League day. We are all supposed to attend a game at our local non league ground. Being a season ticket holder at my non league team ,alas, will not do me any good. Mrs Fagen has her eyes set on the new autumn collection in M&S so that is where I will be.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Mikanary, true it was the boards decision to sell Snodgrass and Fer was believed to 'want away', but these deals only happened due the handsome money offered - had Snoddy not gone (or was injured, get well soon Rob), would Redmond have been sold instead? Had Hoops been fit would others had been interested? What if Ruddy hadn't nailed his colours to the NCFC mast .......... all ifs and maybes ........... but at the end of the day, the board acted swiftly and put the club in an enviable position that other Champ and Prem clubs can only dream of .......... not needing to sell didn't deter any bids from coming in. I for one do sit comfortably that my club has learnt from past lessons that 'prudance with ambition' doesn't necessarily bode well in an attempt to achieve our goal of promotion - OTBC in NA and DMcN I trust

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    nevermindthedanger

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • At 46, can i join the youth team Foggo?

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    frankief

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Dead right Lincs.! Players will also have a better idea of likely Promotion and Relegation candidates with Christmas behind them! That's another factor in their thinking ! Who knows? Fer may be on the lookout to return!

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    Pa Snipps

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Getting cold in Trondheim now , no wonder he's happy here . I like Tettey , good player and a cracking goal or two in him . May the only injury he returns to us with be a numb-bum . Oh , this break for internationals is BORING , bad as being back in the Prem again , Game once a fortnight and that kicking off at 03.00 on thursday to suit football's paymasters , the TV companies . Ho-hum . Cut the lawn yesterday , so that's out . Spies report that Sammy at Colney has got Seb out with nail-scissors , cutting seedheads off annual meadow grass on the training steppes , as revenge for yesterdays incident when he inadvertently ran the big scarifier over S's foot while combing Colney . They are both bored too it seems . Anyone seen that weird advert thing on TV about " Walking Football " , a newly invented pastime for ageing men ? Fancy half an hour , rush - goalies ?

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Concur with the positive comments about how the squad looks now the window has closed. Of course we soon have another window opening, that which permits loan signings between 9\9 to 27\11. And then a short respite until the touting starts all over again in January. Effectively nobody seems to know their final squads until February.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • I reckon that the current squad is stronger than last season and, we have the added bonus of a manager who wants to attack, which is the best form of defence. Which doesn't mean leaving JR exposed to the opposition.

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    Egyptian canary

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • But NMTD why would you be more comfortable with the hierarchy now? They never said they wouldn't sell, just that they didn't have to sell. It was their choice to accept Snodgrass leaving, the deal was too good to turn down. We all felt that Fer was likely to go - again a good deal, but the board were adamant they did not want to sell Hooper or Redmond and, true to their word, they did not. Not much to be uncomfortable with there - is there?

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    Mikanary

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Just as much a feather in the cap of DMcN and the rest of the board aswell as the rightly deserved praise for young Mr Tettey .......... I'm sure we're all more comfortable with the hierarchy now the transfer window has closed - OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • 10 Points from 5 matches means 92 Points at the end of the season! I'll have that! -Well, last season 92pts would have had us one point behind Burnley in 2nd last season, but won the League two seasons ago. Really excited about this season, can't wait to catch a game!

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    Norwegian Canary

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Excellent partnership with Johnson. Our strength stems from that.

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    Steady On

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Glad he`s stayed. Agree with dingo on that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • You've been ace so far this season Alex.

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    el dingo

    Friday, September 5, 2014

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