Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has admitted defender Curtis Davies is his type of player – but stopped short of saying whether he would be making an offer to former club Birmingham for the 27-year-old.

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Centre-half Davies has been tipped for a reunion with Hughton at Carrow Road, though new St Andrew’s boss Lee Clark insists there have been no bids for the former England Under-21 international.

“I do like him very much and he’s a player I admire,” said Hughton. “What I am doing at the moment is assessing what we need and possibly what might be available.

“It’s normal stuff, you make inquiries on which players might be available through agents and clubs. But everything we do we always do the right way. Anything that’s ever reported is never coming from us but, yes, he is a player I do like and I had the opportunity to work with.”

Asked if that meant he would be making a bid, Hughton said: “It’s not a yes, but it’s a player I do like, as with lots of other players. It’s the responsibity of our scouting network to identify players but that is an ongoing process week in, week out.

“Numbers wise the squad is big enough but it will be my decision over the next few weeks in this pre-season period on what I bring in and where I feel that we could do with strengthening.

“If you are going to bring players in, it is ideal to bring them in as early as possible but on most occasions that’s not the case. There hasn’t been much business done but over the next three or four weeks there will be.

“There might be positions where I feel I don’t need to strengthen and there might be positions where, for what’s available, I think we’ve got better here.

“Normally when a new manager comes in he wants to assess what he has. What I have is a team that has done well with good team spirit. I do want to improve the squad we’ve got but I have to be very conscious there’s a lot of good here and you don’t want to remove too much of that. It is important to keep what’s good here.

“But at the moment I do have the capability to be able to strengthen the squad and I would like to do that.”

Earlier this week, Clark said: “The club haven’t had an offer for Curtis and, from what I have seen, he looks extremely happy at this football club.”

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  • Sorry guys but I just needed to get that off my chest!!! I shall make no more comments on the subject. Looking forward to more news on prospective transfers in over the next couple of weeks or so. I think we will all be pleasantly surprised!!! OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • SDP told us 'Sadly the system will hold back any banned phrases that are part of an otherwise innocent word'. I'll test it to see if we can mention Scunthorpe United! And as a nod to that bloke in the news from Chelsea, I will add Blackpool and then raise a glass for King Hal!

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    Russianality

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I like the way that Hughton is taking it at the pace that he decides, taking time to fully assess what he has to work with, definitely his own man. Also, it seems that Steven Whittaker is such a big b****r that he gets in most of the pictures.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Btw my original posting was only a gentle little jest:- "Kylie Minogue admits interest in Mad Brewer but has yet to make an offer". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • just sent one in anagram form and it hasnt appeared yet. !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • BTW, Wisemanthree, I have been culpable of putting forward the theory that some trolls are Ar-chant stooges but you`re probably right. It is just paranoia born out of frustration. As KA says, the unfitness for purpose of the "system" hampers free dialogue between contributors. I expect in a couple of weeks time I`ll get about 30 rejection e-mails to which I may not reply.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Well if Archant haven't got the message by now then I don't know what!!! I find that a lot depends on the time of day you want to post your comment. Last night at about 9.30pm it seemed to be no problem at all. Mid morning and mid afternoon and the whole system seems to crash and ether everything. Interesting that!!!

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • And Brewer, that was exactly my point yesterday in the academy coach article, people such as yourself post positive, constructive and interesting comments and for some reason they get ethered, then people like Speedy then obviously my evil twin Billythenotsosuccessfulbookie and Ged get through with whatever comments they please, and if in Speedy's instance with swearing and aggressive language used too! Makes no sense.

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    Billy

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Must have hit the button thrice in frustration!

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Question for Archant. Can you please advise whether all these etherings are actually moderated (and if so whether manually or automatically) or simply lost due to technical issues. And, if the latter, what is being done about it?

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    zebbee

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I give up. For now.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • blackdog2, glad it`s not just me! Just tried to please Dubai by trying again. Guess what..... ;-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Accept your explanation Sports Desk Pete, but why were "Tierney" "Ayala" and "Vaughan" banned words for so long?

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Wise comments from a 'wiseman'. Fully concur. Participating with others should be interesting and fun, certainly not giving us frequent frustrations.

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    Kent Anglian

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Another one blocked since, Singapore! Thought your posting might`ve unlocked the door. Hey-ho.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Again, a complaint with no content gets through!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I got zapped twice for remarking that Hucks book is a good read!

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Which is a great shame because all we want to do, as passionate fans, is to share our hopes and aspirations for NCFC. And it is very frustrating when we can't. I would be like to see Archant's list of "bad" words; it would make interesting reading!!!!!

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • anagrams can be fun too, ew ton liek ipschiw. when wlli cyit byu a nwe plaery. and whta si teh nmae fo oru letf bcak woh mya eb inurjed

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • as message boards go its not as bad as some, but once you have been moderated, its about 5050 if your next one gets through.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I'm not one to keep on about something but is it me or is this ethering getting rapidly worse. Nearly everyone on this site is having major problems posting messages. There has to be something very wrong with Archant's software and their moderator as well!!!

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Hello Brew. It's Stew Pydsodd. Whin you git a nee mail from the midifyer, jist you try replyin. You may be surprized at the out come.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • @Roving Blue - your supporters have been a credit to your club with their comments over the last few weeks and are welcome here. This story is purely journos throwing bread on the water so please don't disrespect our club. All the best to The Blues for next season.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • the situation regarding the rangers newco objecting to the transfer[well not so much a transfer as a cancelling of an existing arrangement enabling the employee to become a free agent] could yet have legs and i for one am awaiting that outcome with interest

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I got zapped twice for remarking that Hucks book is a good read!

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • That photo of CH cracks me up. He looks like he's wandering aimlessly around a park, completely lost.

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Archant get your bloody act together!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • That's an extremely good point Kent. About 6 mths ago, postings would appear a few hours after they'd been censored. Now they are never seen again. I tend to keep messages brief these days. Less of a disappointment when they disa-vanish !

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    Timbo

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Thanks for the response SDP. Explains why initially apparent ethering later gets posted. But, further to CanaryGirl's comment, is this software in widespread use or some cheaper version.... and if the former are there any upgrades in the pipeline?

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    zebbee

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Forget all the argy bargy about archant....they need to keep the club sweet or their material dries up! What worries me, as an ex toiler at the goal face of football journalism, is that all we are seeing is bulk filler pre-season pap, and no suggestion of a new striker to come in and take the weight off Holt. Holt is only good for about 70 minutes a game, and isnt fast enough for the lone striker role. Morrison just isnt good enough, Vaughan, injury prone and unproven, Jackson, a good back up, likewise Martin. If we are to survive we need a 15 to 20 goal a season striker. Please God, McNally is working his mojo behind the scenes!!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Looks like tea urn knee, eye argh lah and phwoor nuh are banned words!!!!!

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • So come on Sports Desk Pete, justify this ethering!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Sorry no disrespect. I Felt that BCFC was being disrespected. Now realise from comments from other norwich posters on here it is bad journalism and i guess i took the bait. Good luck

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    Roving Blue

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • The system in place here that sports desk pete mentions obviously needs a rethink...as many have said before, why doesn't the system pick up on trolls activity? We all know who they are, yet they remain free of "the systems" control... Explain away sports desk pete...over to you...

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Double ethering. That`s 4 already today. Badness.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • perhaps the use of slang, street verbiage, or US style rap could be used .We may not understand it but then just maybe, the moderator wont either!.So otbc

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I think norwich should drop this matter as it appears to be just hearsay and wishful thinking. Curtis is happy at blues and if he did leave he is good enough to go to a bigger club. Norwich can't afford him and we do not need norwich cast offs as as our manager is doing well with new signings.

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    Roving Blue

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • You`re right, Wiv. It`s not over until it`s over. We`ll have to wait for the fat lady to sing.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 16, 2012

  • Panic not Algarve I am of the belief that there is plenty of work going on behind the scenes whilst we speak!! Hughton has said that there will be plenty of activity over the coming three or four weeks and I do think we will be pleasantly surprised. McNally will be keeping things very close to his chest; our patience will be rewarded. Try to stay positive; I have confidence in Hughton and his ability to motivate the players. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Don't even think of mentioning that Lincolnshire team otherwise known as "The Iron"

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • So come on Sports Desk Pete, justify this ethering!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I can generally understand if someone is saying something offensive, otherwise what's the point of comments being moderated. But this is a two-way forum; we get given snippets of 'news' (I say that in jest) and we respond, only our ability to respond is severely hampered by a process that does not work. I'm not 100% convinced that the trolls on this site are ar-chant employees looking to stir up interest in the sites, purely because for that to be correct we would be able to respond to the trolls!! People only take so much before they think s*d this and go some place else. If ar-chant do not want us saying things (heaven knows why we can't even mention our injured left-back by name, is it now illegal?!) then take away the comments section.

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    wisemanthree

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Zebbee, comments containing words that are flagged up by the system as being inappropriate are held back automatically in a "comments waiting moderation" queue that we check - followed by approval or rejection. Sadly the system will hold back any banned phrases that are part of an otherwise innocent word.

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    Sports Desk Pete

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • OMG! Kent Anglian, guess what......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I really hope that Ar-chant are 'getting the message' on ethering and will sort it out now. Once ethered, l have never seen one of my innocuous and uncontroversial messages added at a later time, so I do have my doubts also about their review process.

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    Kent Anglian

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Perhaps somewhat unrelated, but I'm hearing he's very hands on in his coaching style, which I love. I was half expecting him to be one of those people who sit back and analyse but thankfully that's not the case, I love a manager who is more direct and personal with the players!

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    Billy

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Transfer speculation or not; I like that picture.

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    Chelmsford Yella

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I think norwich should drop this matter as it appears to be just hearsay and wishful thinking. Curtis is happy at blues and if he did leave he is good enough to go to a bigger club. Norwich can't afford him and we do not need norwich cast offs as as our manager is doing well with new signings.

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    Roving Blue

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Just seen the interesting comment from Sports Desk Pete. Something tells me here that we are not being treated like adults but silly little kids! There is a facility in place to report an abusive comment; many by the way which do get posted!! Sounds as if this system is way out of date and needs a serious upgrade. Please Archant do look at this and get it sorted. Thankyou!!

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Your problem Brew is one of the reasons that I no longer come on here as much now. There is no rhyme or reason behind most of the comments that are ethered!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Archant get your bloody act together!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Just posted a simple straight forward piece with no swearing or offensive words, yes, true to form it was ethered

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Spot on, Wise One. Ref reporting abuse, I recall only trying to do that once, after severely nasty stuff from a troll. The "system" told me it had already been reported and my complaint duly disappeared. The offending item did not. Presumably the "other" person`s complaint was rejected; "Reason-other". :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • Why won`t they let my actual postings through???

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • MB looks like you have really upset the Archant demi-god! I like the way CH seems to be going quietly about his business and willing to assess those in the camp, I would suspect he will also do any transfers in a quiet manner and the only time we will know is when they are in or to that matter depart! Looks like the legal wrangling from North of the Border is not causing the footballing side any problems. Though 5 weeks does not sound a long time OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • As far as message boards go, these are pathetic... A total frustration... Seriously, isn't there any better boards we could all go to???

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I think norwich should drop this matter as it appears to be just hearsay and wishful thinking. Curtis is happy at blues and if he did leave he is good enough to go to a bigger club. Norwich can't afford him and we do not need norwich cast offs as as our manager is doing well with new signings.

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    Roving Blue

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Transfer speculation or not; I like that picture.

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    Chelmsford Yella

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • If you took the words "Reason:other" out of the English language the Ar-chant ether mafia couldn't speak. It's all they ever say to me.!

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    Timbo

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Will do Stew Pydsodd. I`ll probably find a gory horse`s head in my bed, though. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 16, 2012

  • Roving Blue has no trouble getting through in quadruplicate.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • In response to Sports Desk Pete saying that some comments are held in a queue until they are checked by moderators, it is still utter, utter tosh. I have had a couple of emails from yourselves regarding lengthy comments I have made. The emails tell me that my comments were 'rejected' by yourselves without an explanation as to why, which is especially annoying as they contained nothing inappropriate! It's one thing a comment being ethered because a word happened to include a string of letters that spells out something rude, but to actually have a HUMAN (who is also 'employed') physically reject comments that do not contain explicit content is beyond ridiculous. This is meant to be a community based website for those who wish to keep in touch with the going on's with the football club we support! I suppose that's fine, as long as we don't say anything! Pathetic

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Come on Brewer, don't be Droopy !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • I think norwich should drop this matter as it appears to be just hearsay and wishful thinking. Curtis is happy at blues and if he did leave he is good enough to go to a bigger club. Norwich can't afford him and we do not need norwich cast offs as as our manager is doing well with new signings.

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    Roving Blue

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • All the comments on here about Archant and its censors have made me feel good, I had not realised that so many others were in the same boat. Will Archant get the message? No is the emphatic answer!

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    blackdog2

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • I got zapped twice for remarking that Hucks book is a good read!

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

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