Norwich City confirm loan signing of Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez

Norwich City have completed a deal for Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire Norwich City have completed a deal for Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Monday, January 13, 2014
4:47 PM

Norwich City have confirmed the loan signing of Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez.

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The Argentine international has joined on an initial deal until June 30 but is not eligible for the club’s FA Cup third round replay at Fulham on Tuesday night.

Gutierrez admitted the prospect of regular first team football was a big draw after falling down the pecking order at St James’ Park.

“I’m happy to be here. It’s an opportunity for me to get back in the game and to try and do my best for the team,” he told the club’s official site. “Personally I want to do the right things on the pitch and win my place, and then for the team we want to finish as high as we can. It’s a tough league, all the games are difficult, but we have a good opportunity.”

Hughton admitted earlier in the day at his preview press conference ahead of the Cottagers’ trip that Gutierrez would be a useful addition to his squad.

“He has a great worth ethic and can play in predominantly two positions although he has been used right across midfield,” he said. “He is a good individual, very much a team player, a hard worker. He is a flexible player that can operate in a few positions. He is somebody who has played in the Premier League and been here for five years now. Kevin Keegan signed him I think. I arrived there in the February and he came in the summer (of 2008).

“He is a player of experience and he is an Argentine international who has played nearly 200 games now here in England so he brings experience and quality.”

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93 comments

  • OK, a loan makes sense. Not letting CH spend money on an aging player.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I know why he was signed by CH. He has a "Good engine" so fit in nicely giving a 100% chasing shadows like the rest of Hoot's team. I loved his first interview when JG mentioned it would be "Tough" Now where did he get that from?

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    A fine city

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I have been a Norwich fan all my life (30 years) and I'm finding the comments draining. I too do get tired of our managers comments week in week out of; "We played a very good side today....." Etc, etc. I have to agree with Konrads comments of; all doom and gloom on here! Come on let's get behind the team and again agreeing with Konrad that they're at least 10 teams in the same predicament as us! I like to think we've got a bit more quality about our team than several other teams that are around us in the league. What bores me the most on here and I find very annoying is the permanent referrals to Paul Lambert!!!! Why are some supporters still referring to him constantly?!?! Let it go!!! Did fans carry on like this when we lost Mike Walker to Everton-no! It's an unhealthy obsession to keep referring to him! Who cares how Aston Villa performed tonight!!! I don't know if anybody noticed that against Everton on Saturday, RVW was getting a fair amount of verbal from the team; personally I don't like to see that because then I question how the dressing room is. To the article in hand; in my opinion Gutierrez is a welcome midfielder, on a free so is an ok bit of business-are current midfield isn't producing prolific balls into the box. A welcome addition.

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    Michael Merrill

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Why does cecil have to be so confrontational and abusive? You had a rant at me the other day when you know nothing about me as a person, ignoRant. Its easy to be a big man from behind a keyboard.

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    lordbesty

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Amazing! I put over a view that we should get behind the team and the manager at a very tricky time with 3 winnable games in front of us and I'm branded an Ipswich fan or even CH himself. What's the big deal with Ipswich anyway. After over 50 years supporting Norwich I still don't get this we hate Ipswich nonsense. Just because I have a different opinion and although I'm not a great Hughton fan And I think we would push the self destruct button to get rid now, I'm told to go elsewhere. Sorry I thought this was a forum not a hate circle. Finally I have great respect for Adams & Huckerby but not yet too big a risk and I don't think Malky would bring anything different to the table OTBC. Time for work now!

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    Konrad54

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • We'll said Konrad - the pull of negativity is so easy to follow as it follows gravity. I'll be there 2 morrow hopefully seeing the beginning of a turnaround. - otbc

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    Croydonary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Like your optomism konrad, just question your sanity. Get a good look at Hughtons record since coming here, look at the current stats and tell me how one 30 year old is going to change all that. Undoubtedly Bewilderwood and Tripe along with Hughton will manage to turn yet another international class player into a pub team nonentity, and we had better get ready for the renewal of locked horns with the Tractor Boys next season

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    oldtimer

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Well rather than continually knocking knocking knocking please try and come up with a better solution than Hughton out. Tbh it's getting tiresome and boring. There are 10 or more clubs in our position and I don't see any of them doing any better other than trying to hang on to a dream of staying in a league made up of money, greed and avarice. Eg Swansea - is Laudrup better than Hughton - not much if you look at the table. Villa?? Fulham?? WBA? So please change the record and let's be 'avin you OTBC

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Gotcha Konrad, you're Hughton aren't you? You have to be as I simply cannot believe there are two people in the whole universe who think that well paid players do not need motivating. Hoof The Konrad.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • konrad you out of order with comments putting down valid ideas to move our beloved club forward. Neil Adams is a respected qualified coach remember the FA Youth cup triumph and how the Murphy twins have made the first team set up under his guidance. To bring Brian Gunns name into it has no relevance nor does Iwan Roberts.MALKY would bring stability and passion just as he did on the pitch, the other two flair and imagination. please tell me what do we have to lose while we lurch towards the abyss under the 3 stooges.Sorry Konrad I cant help but think others are right are you Hughton in disguise or his agent? please can other posters have their say on how we stay up without an immediate change?

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Wasn't going to address each individual case but Konrad I think the issue people have is there frustrated, worried and had enough and hearing the usual excuses like "we have 3 winnable games coming up" is something a majority have heard time and time again and we fail to deliver. Thats what gets there back up. While I dont believe it getting personal or taking swipes at each other it all comes from deep rooted frustrations regarding our side. These frustrations come from the management currently in place at this club.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Great signing at least Becchio will have someone to talk to on the bench,it must be pretty grim at Newcastle if Gutierrez wants to come here ! Hope he's not another Ashley reject like hoots ,there's probably more chance of the two Argentinians winning the Falklands back than getting on the pitch together in the prem still they'll soon know what it felt like on the Belgrano when hoots takes them down ! We have got one of the best midfielders in the league and he can't get a game so bring a cushion Jonas

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    Victor meldrew

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad are you for real? laudrup hardly better than Hughton? Supporters would gladly walk miles to Carrow Road to see one of his teams performances.As for the so called other ten teams have you noticed they are ALL scoring goals 3,4,5 6 whereas we are lucky to get one with our pathetic set up and style of play.with respect the record might be stuck like we are stuck with 3 clowns.Sorry no offence but enough is enough

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Great signing in my eyes, I would select him ahead of snoddy but we all know that wont happen as CH loves Snoddy

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    Jimmy Hupperby

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Great signing at least Becchio will have someone to talk to on the bench now ,things must be really grim at Newcastle if he's decided to play for hoots ,there's more chance of Gutierrez and Becchio winning back the Falklands than getting on the same pitch in the prem !! They'll know what it was like to be on the Belgrano when hoots takes them down Glug glug

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    Victor meldrew

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I think the signing of Gutierrez is to enable Hughton to carry on deploying two full backs on the left side of the pitch. We've seen with his recent team selection that he favours this approach, presumably on the assumption that it makes us a better unit defensively. It hasn't worked with Garrido looking rather lost, I think we'll see Olsson & Gutierrez deployed on the left especially away from home.

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    Rosario

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • This signing seems like a case of "shut that door, Mr Hughton, or the horse will bolt." Oops! Too late.

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    la barbe

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Anyone with a football brain can see he's a great player and exactly what we need ; experience & flair plus ability to deliver into the box. If we're going to get out of the current run of poor form we need players like him. Great move. Now let's get behind the team and we'll through this OTBC

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad I'll take Yoda and Darth Vader any day , are they available to start tomorrow ?

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    mjc75

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Are you Hughtons agent or what? I honestly believe with proper COACHING and managerial FLAIR and INSPIRATION we do have the players to succeed. As for Wes we should building a team around him rather like Hughton does with Snodgrass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOT THE HOOT and get in someone who cares.

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Croydonary: Only 'cos they want it marginally less than we do. Get real.

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I had a dream. CH struggled up from the Yaxham Treacle Mines with a nugget of pure Norfolk treacle. It was divided up between the squad for Fulham and we won 4-1, RvW scored a hatrick and Josh Murphy sliding one in at the end after Fulham had clawed one back with a dodgy scramble on the line where two attackers were holding big John down in the net. Having found the secret of success, we built on it, result after result and finished 8th at the end of the season. Tell me that it's not true.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • If it's a case of one of CH's old pals in and Wes out I really will start to cry. Seems like a shrewd loan signing, but more the kind of move that a Championship club might make. Thirty plus hasbeen, but with experience to hopefully galvanize the team. I'm not quite convinced, especially considering Hughton's apparent inability to recognize real talent, but I don't want to add to the doom and gloom by condemning Jonas before he's had a few run outs. Just thankful he's not called Jonah... don't think our sinking ship could cope with that. Ooops, there I goes again!

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    wallybrain

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Gutierrez is not a has-been. He is a 3 million pound rated player at a club where the players are £5.9m on average and struggling to get a look-in there. For a club in our position he's a very good acquisition. He is a real grafter, is skilled (you don't get 22 caps for Argentina for nothing) and has played in a variety of positions across midfield. At worst he reinforces the depth of a midfield that has been severely hit by injuries of late. At best he could prove to be a catalyst in the kick-starting of the season. So how about not behaving like idiots and burying something in negativity at the outset and perhaps waiting and seeing what he can do for us instead?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Interviewer: "Describe yourself as a player." Gutierrez: "I like to run forward and back." Inspirational words, the back part must be music to Hughton's ears.

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    Willem

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Jonas has made 200 premier league appearances I think that kinda makes him premier standard. Promise you he will help keep us up. Malky, Adams & Hucks? Really? Why not Gunn as well? oh and Roberts plus Yoda and Darth Vadar?

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad, if managers don't make a difference then please explain how Man U won the league last season but this season are struggling to qualify for CL. Personally I think CH has bought well but doesn't know how to gel the team and make it tick. Much like how I can do the shopping but can't cook a decent meal. This season. We're not far from 10th by virtue of the fact everyone is poor below Southampton. Unfortunately the same goes for the bottom end and I think we'll be in it till the end. Everyone is familiar with our finish and it looks like all those clubs will be needing the points unlike last year so we'd better start winning now. On the signing, a loan is a good move which protects the team and I'll not judge him till he's played.

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    Juggmeister

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Wow what a signing, nothing like a young upcoming hungry player lol

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    Townman

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad , why keep a manager who keeps buying players that are not premier league standard ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Not you Mawther so why're you SHOUTING at me?

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • CECIL WHO THAT MEANT FOR?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Like I said konrad, I do question your sanity. Tiresome? Boring? yep you are quite right assuming you are talking about Hughton and his muppets. Show me one good reason why I (and thousands of other fans) should change the record, and I will gladly hold my hands up and say I was wrong. I want the best for the team I have supported since I was a boy and believe me, Hughton and his cronies are not the answer to our prayers. Only his dismissal will pacify any genuine supporter of our club

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    oldtimer

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Wouldn't expect anything less

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • It sounds like our ailments are spreading to Villa Park as well.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Old Timer, like you I have supported this club for many years ,man and boy. I am not insane, I am not boring nor tiresome, nor do I presume to talk for other genuine supporters, so please refrain from ending your posts by assuming you speak on my behalf. You most certainly do not.

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    Rodders

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Well Villa certainly managed to turn it around, though they did not get level. Some grit coming back there, let's be havin' you here.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad, you say players are professionals and the manager makes no difference... So are you saying that ethos and team spirit had nothing to do with consecutive promotions and 12th in the league with attractive football? Styles make a massive difference, and players have to be professional enough to conform to the manager's asking. We could have faith all we like in Hughton's signings but I question the wisdom and judgement of a man who brings Nicola Zigic into championship side Birmingham on 60k a week (seriously, that's the figure... shocking). McNally has to clamp down on these stupid decisions, what will Gutierrez do? May aswell have Surman in the side, similar players!

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    Willem

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Are you Hughtons agent or what? I honestly believe with proper COACHING and managerial FLAIR and INSPIRATION we do have the players to succeed. As for Wes we should building a team around him rather like Hughton does with Snodgrass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOT THE HOOT and get in someone who cares.

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Nothing against you personally Jonas, but for heavens sake what are these sad sacks doing? I want my club - and my local newspaper - back. Go Hughton and take Archant with you.

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • What a great signing Becchio will have someone to talk to on the bench things must be bad at Newcastle if Gutierrez to want to come here or is it good business by Mike Ashley unloading more of his rejects on us ,I think there is more chance of Becchio and Gutierrez winning back the Falklands than both getting on the pitch together in a prem game and they will know what it was like on the Belgrano when hoots takes them down Glug glug ho hum championship here we come

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    Victor meldrew

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Again stupid comments. As if players on the sort of wages they receive need a manager to inspire them to play well. Give me a break. They're either good enough or not. You can coach them all day and they won't be better. Hughton knows that and he will try his best to get the results we need to stay up. So get behind the team, the manager and any new signings and hope we can do it. OTBC

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • He's going in goal.

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    Chris Butcher

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Malaga is totally spot on. Management isnt just about picking tactics, taking training.....you have to manage players as people as well and there is no doubt what so ever that Hughton is struggling in that regard. So similar to Peter Grant. Good coach but couldnt manage the players.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • …..Now here's a positive post!!!…..Penultimate!…..That's a good word! I found it in my dictionary between 'abandon' and 'zealot'... Is tomorrow the penultimate day....If not... let us all get behind our manager...and shove like hell.....For our latest venture into the game of 'Lobbitoverthetopandliveinhope' I would suggest that if the correct 11 names are drawn from the hat that only contains 11 names on pieces of paper, we could start with the following line up.....Bunn will be in goal –3rd line of defence would be :-Martin , Bennett, Benchio and Garrido—2nd line of defence would be :- Fox, Hoolahan, Johnson-- 3rd line of defence would be :-Redmond, and Murphy(1) Our hit and hope man would be RvWW....and to make up the Card school:- Nash, Whittaker, Bassong, Elmander, Hooper, Hughton....playing 'Pontoon' with a £1 stake....bound to be a winner there!!!.....Hey BP what have you been swigging?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Old T Where's the thousands I only read the same old posts from the same old moaners that used to berate dear old Bill Punton from the South Stand when I was a boy . Insane yes but at least I can remember my own name. Just get behind the team till the end of the season then we'll see OTBC

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Spot on budgie!! like you say he cant get into an average Newcastle side so we have topay 50 k a week to keep him tillJune. Thankfully it is only a loan but wages well in excess of a million ? what return can Hughton promise on that investment. Please do us a favour and resign on Saturday night so we can get MALKY NEIL AND DARRRN to grab tge rest of the season by the scruff of the neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • If we were any more negative we'd play in black and white. This season has been the pits.

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • There r 2 hopes ,Bob hope and No hope! Which 1 have we got???????

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    Chris Butcher

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad if what you say were right all football clubs would be better off without their manager. Which is nonsense except for one club: NCFC. We'd definitely be better off.

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    Cecil

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • With CH and his cronies we lack everything that is required to compete , ask yourself how many times you've seen the terrible trio up on the touch line re-organising the team set-up , altering the tactics to suit what's happening , encouraging the players to get stuck in and attack , to force their will on the opposition and make them react to us , the answer is never . Hoots stands on the sideline like a model for the club shop , Trollope sits in his seat on the bench unaware of his surroundings and as for Bewilderwood , well he's usually found somewhere in the stands looking very lost and lonely . Those of us that have had a gut full of this are classed as moaners , and haters . Yet the reality is we simply want our team to compete and play the beautiful game to the best of their ability , but what we get is a timid and insipid approach forced upon them by a man that has no idea of how to get us out of the position his approach has got us into . Does that make me hate CH , no not at all . Does it make me want him to get lost , absolutely yes . As for this loan signing , he's a decent enough player so we can't judge him on anything until he's pulled on the shirt , besides he couldn't get in the Newcastle team because he's not French ;-))

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    mjc75

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Fully agree with Oldtimer. Please, someone take Konrad's spade away before he disappears completely. I don't mind the optimism, it's quite endearing, but to compare Laudrup to Hughton.....come on. Swansea are ahead of us in the league (albeit only just), they have a vastly superior GD, they are more pleasing on the eye and...yes....they have a better manager. As for JG, I certainly wont question his signing before he's even stepped on the pitch but there does seem to be a high proportion of new players coming from Hughton's old clubs. I assume there is a real scout among the backroom staff these days. Sorry if this sounds negative, Konrad, but don't confuse criticism with lack of support. As a lifelong supporter, I will continue to express my views safe in the knowledge that no one at Carrow Road reads them, and that, even if they did read them, they wouldn't make the slightest difference to the way the club is run and the way the team is currently (under)performing.

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    User Removed

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • A quality player who will play left back with instructions to keep back for the counterattack and look at the bench if he want to cross the halfway line, he will more than likely drop Fer or Snodgrass, if we bought Messi, I'm sure we would play him at right back.... bring on Hull let's see

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    OLDYELLA

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Well, no, lyb. This 'bit of news about the club' relates to the manager because JG is CH's acquisition, and for some of us further evidence of CH's inadequacy as a manager. We are commenting not obsessing. There are some, such as you, in denial about CH's uselessness, but you are delusional.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • There r 2 hopes ,Bob hope and No hope! Which 1 have we got???????

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    Chris Butcher

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Hardly surprise this. CH knows him from his NUFC days; Benno s injured, Pilks is injured, we need supply, and we don't know what league we shall be i next season, so a loan was obvious. Part of me thinks Steven Taylor may follow...

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    Soglio Star

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • konrad54: Hughton out

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Dont get carried away. If he is that good why are newcastle letting him go.Do we need another midfielder ? perhaps if only to stop garrido being played in midfield.{ whats he like on crosses and balls to the strikers].

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • If managers and coaches make no difference clubs wouldn't employ them! This is nonsense. Good managers can and do instill confidence in players, build morale, and a good coach can set up a team to play to its strengths, can change the tactics mid-game if or when required and even top players have weaknesses than can often be improved - such as selecting the right pass at the right time. This has happened at Arsenal where Wenger has schooled some great youngsters with noticeable success.However, managerscoaches like Hughton certainly do not appear able to improve teams or individuals! In fact they appear to have the knack of lowering their confidence levels and making them ineffective.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • I have no problem with him coming in on loan but was concerned when there was mention of a £3 million fee given he is over 30. Lets hope he rams our concerns down our throats ASAP. Saturday would be a good start that is for sure, I presume he will not be available for the game tomorrow but I suspect the club has already written that one off anyway as the Cup does not pay relatively big money.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • JUST WONDERING WHY EVERY TIME I MENTION MC KAY ADAMS AND HUCKERBY AS SAVIOURS OF OUR CLUB AND CHALLENGING KONRAD TO NOT BELITTLE GENUINE QUALIFIED COACHES NOTHING GETS PRINTED!!!! WHAT DO OTHERS THINK WHO WOULD YOU BRING IN OR LET US ROT UNDER THE CURRENT JOKERS?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • If you don't like what we write on here go and do something more useful with your time. Make the bed, wash the dishes, clean the toilet.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Spot on budgie, He cant get into an average Newcastle side so what can Hughton promise us for the million pound plus wages?Thankfully he can jump ship in June once we are down. That is UNLESS our Board INVITES Mr Hughton to resign on Saturday if we fail to beat Hull, our season can be rescued but we need MALKY to ride in join forces with messrs ADAMS and HUCKERBY and set the place alight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Wow we have signed a loan player who cant get into Newcastles side. where will Hughton play him- right back? I have to keep asking forgetting Fulham but what will happen if we fail to beat Hull? Not only has our manager no plan B but it seems the Board haven't one either. We could be down by Easter and the thought of playing IPSH... next season sends shivers down your spine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hughtons negativity is rubbing off on us. we have to get shot asap,!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • wise words Powell, clearly they think CH will keep us in the prem right to the end of this season at least :)

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    SussexYellow

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • OK we probably paid a loan fee and covering his wages but this is a bit of positive news, from all accounts not a fast player but someone who gives 110% in a game may help gee the others up a bit. Now if only he starts and leaves old clodgrass on the bench things may be looking up

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    Jimhow

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • We'll said Konrad. Getting fed up with doom and gloom dominating posts. OTBC.

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    billpuntonswig

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Just think how poor he must be not to get picked for that shower of a club.

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    A fine city

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Good signing for the club and we haven't spent any money on him which i hope we will spend on more signings in the next 3 weeks. I hope he makes the difference to the team.

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    David

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad most of the players you say are not premier standard are Hoots signings.........?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad, the point we're making is it's Hughton who's tiresome and boring, and his team is the same.

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    Cecil

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • On the plus side Villa are having a wonderful game tonight under Lambert the great. But back to the debate... Hughton doesn't make Snodgrass deliver bad balls, he doesn't make strikers miss open goals or defenders back away from strikers. It's the players that are under performing and most of them he inherited and is trying to accommodate them in his team. Fact. It is the players that are not Premiership standard not the manager. If Wes is that good why doesn't he do the things other creative midfield players do? You're deluding yourself if you think changing the manager is the answer.

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    Konrad54

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I dont normally visit the edp website outside working hours but by god there was alot of 'heads gone' moments last night by the looks of it! I tend to type long drawn out pieces on my thoughts on NCFC. While I have my own personal opinion on the happenings at NCFC I very rarely tell someone there wrong or dismiss there opinion. I was on the fence until very recently. I can see both sides points but ultimately where does everyone (hughton inout er's) see us long term? Short term we have to accept that the best (excluding any extreme luck or billionaire takeovers) we can hope for is to be a team of mid table mediocrity fame. Nothing wrong with that, in fact thats superb for a club of our size. Despite the outlay we spent in the summer we have to remember other clubs of similar size are still vastly out spending us and paying a heck of a lot more on wages. The problem with being a club of mid table mediocrity is I dont think its sustainable longterm. A few years of it and crowds dwindle & to be fair they've already started down that path if you consider how a few years ago it was near impossible to attend a home or away match with out at least a season ticket. My issue is I dont believe were capable of becoming even a mid table mediocrity side. The board made it clear thats what they expect so pressures on Hughton really and because the board made this statement in public its only natural for fans to complain that the target isn't being met and further to the point doesn't appear like it ever will be met. It's just as easy for people to say "two wins and were right up there (in lower mid table)" as it is for the people they moan at to say there not happy. If it was just the usual canary call superstars complaining I wouldn't take a blind bit of notice but its becoming more alarming. The sheer fact that its become a huge majority of fans who want him out makes only more clearer that this isn't going to end well. I don't see any way Hughton can have a long term future at NCFC. Even if he achieved something that seems impossible at present which is win two games running, it wont make everything magically ok. It will ease the pressure again but the damage has been done. Long term I cant see us doing anything but continuing the decline thats been obvious over the last 12 months. Would a new manager solve this? The answer is nobody knows! Theres just as much evidence that suggests it would work as it wouldn't. However do we sit here clinging to the edge of our seats hoping and praying other sides are worse than us or do we do something about it ourselves like I believe we capable of.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • A plausible theory, Waclor. Here's another: Konrad is an Ipthing supporter, who can't help admire NCFC in comparison to his own club. But hell will freeze over before he respects the genuine Norwich supporters. Hence the words "stupid", "tiresome" and other abuse. Hughton may be a rubbish manager but he's a decent enough bloke, so I doubt he would stoop that low. Anyway, like the toy rabbit with the rubbish batteries in the Duracell advert, after a few more abusive posts, Konrad will run out of steam and go into terminal decline..........like the club he really supports.

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    User Removed

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • I think the fact that every reaction to a bit of news about the club has to carry a dig at the manager indicates an unhealthy obsession for some.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Calm down everyone. Hughton will probably play him out of position.

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    malaga flier

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Oh, ps, what could a senior NCFC official, a young lady and a decorating kit have in common? Don't ask me, ask Paddy Davitt. He always knows the gossip and I am a pleb who knows nothing. Going down.

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Stew: with Paddy to write it and Chris to edit it where will Archant Utd be next season? (Go on I dare you)

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Good morning Cecil apologies.No way was I shouting at you. in fact only shouting from the rooftops about the plight we are in ,To yellow birdie the unhealthy obsession is that of Hughtons negativity.And Malky would bring to the table passion for Norwich City.To me that's a good starting point.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Loan til June is a good move. At least we'll see what he's made of. I just hope he whips a few decent crosses in. Something we've been seriously lacking...

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    danpez

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad your cover is blown !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad out of order to bring Brian Gunn and Iwan Roberts into the debate on team to take our club forward. Neil Adams is a highly respected coach did he not win the FA youth cup and push the Murphy twins into the first team set up? Malky is a decent manager who would bring hard work endeavour and stability - much as he did on the pitch. As for Hucks what more is there to say LEGEND !!!!!!!!!! With the 3 stooges we have no hope of beating the drop. What do other posters think? Answers on a postcard to Hughtons agent KONRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad, if managers don't make a difference then please explain how Man utd won the league last season but this season are struggling to qualify for CL. Personally I think CH has bought well but doesn't know how to gel the team and make it tick. Much like how I can do the shopping but can't cook a decent meal. This season. We're not far from 10th by virtue of the fact everyone is poor below Southampton. Unfortunately the same goes for the lower end and I think we'll be in it till the finish. Everyone is familiar with our final games and it looks like all those clubs will be needing the points unlike last year so we'd better start winning now. On the signing, a loan is a good move which protects the team and I'll not judge him till he's played.

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    Juggmeister

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Like I said konrad, I do question your sanity. Tiresome? Boring? yep you are quite right assuming you are talking about Hughton and his muppets. Show me one good reason why I (and thousands of other fans) should change the record, and I will gladly hold my hands up and say I was wrong. I want the best for the team I have supported since I was a boy and believe me, Hughton and his cronies are not the answer to our prayers. Only his dismissal will pacify any genuine supporter of our club

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    oldtimer

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Looks like a very sensible, low risk signing to me. Gutierrez. Good Hair. Good Year. OTB Guty.

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    Canary Wurst

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Just what we need, another player short of match fitness!

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    kevin

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • The very fact that he's spending our money means he ain't going anywhere

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    superfan59

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Sound move - perhaps now we can get some accurate balls in the right direction!

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    mardler

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Excellent news. And a new signing under CH demonstrates the boards faith in his vision.

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    powelld123

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad, if managers don't make a difference then please explain how Man utd won the league last season but this season are struggling to qualify for CL. Personally I think CH has bought well but doesn't know how to gel the team and make it tick. Much like how I can do the shopping but can't cook a decent meal. This season. We're not far from 10th by virtue of the fact everyone is poor below Southampton. Unfortunately the same goes for the lower end and I think we'll be in it till the finish. Everyone is familiar with our final games and it looks like all those clubs will be needing the points unlike last year so we'd better start winning now. On the signing, a loan is a good move which protects the team and I'll not judge him till he's played.

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    Juggmeister

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • The other way of looking at is that with relegation now a strong possibility, they don't want to land themselves with another large wage bill in the championship

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Holty joining the Villa. How does that sit with the faithful?

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    Rosario

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Agree with you TK as a loan signing it makes some sort of sense financially. I remember watching N'castle a couple of times on the box when they were in the championship. I was particularly impressed by one of their Spanish named players. Have a horrible feeling though that it was Enrique and not our man.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Konrad.. we are behind the team it's the guy in charge who has to lighten up and smell the coffee, ever since he's been here he's never shown that he is a Norwich Man, we weren't scoring goals and we cried out for Beccio, and the prune put him on for 10mins, we haven't seen him since, he'll play the Wolf every game till the end of the season and he may net 2 goals, he always change like for like, he has never taken a risk even when we've been 2 goals to the worse, his subs happen around 7387 mins when even loosing will take off midfielder and put on defender, the guy in my opinion is clueless... I would rather have Bill Punton, he did a good job with Dereham so why not City.... so long as he ditch that "toupee"

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    OLDYELLA

    Monday, January 13, 2014

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