Andrew Surman admits his Norwich City future is “up in the air” and would be open to a move to Bournemouth.

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The 27-year-old is on a season-long loan from the Canaries but has played a starring role for the Cherries at the heart of their midfield.

Surman’s City contract expires at the end of the 2015 season but revealed he would be open to a move to Bournemouth if he is deemed surplus to requirements at Carrow Road.

Surman told the Daily Echo: “Having signed on loan for the season I knew I was going to be here which helped me to settle in and I have really enjoyed it.

“Maybe we need to revaluate what’s best for me and the club, but with January gone we probably wouldn’t be discussing anything concrete until the summer.

“It’s just a case of having in mind what I want to do next season and I will have to see what Norwich say as well because I’m not sure what their intentions are at this stage. It’s all up in the air.

“If it was right for everyone, of course I would be open to it (staying at Cherries).

“It just depends on where things are when the summer comes round because I know I have got a few decisions to make.”

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36 comments

  • Colin nothing wrong with your post. Merely pointing out the contract situation as spelled out by McN

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Many of those mentioned by Colin will be on reduced wages if we get relegated, as part of their contract. Yes I realise they could move on. You would think they will be fighting hard to retain their position to stay in the EPL.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • + a `. I`m being dragged down.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Speaking of Bournemouth, we'll be playing them next season. For the first time since Sept 2000, and for the first time in the league since February 1960, when they were still called Bournemouth and Boscombe!

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • if Norwich get relegated D. McNally should get the sack as well, I have already contacted the club about season ticket prices if we get relegated !

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    Colby Army!

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Depressing as it may be, what Colin says is not far off. Surman is a decent player and, along with Fox, Wes, Bennetts et al, could well be the core of our Championship return. (Didn`t our Random Ringmaster extend Andrew`s contract before throwing him away?). As much as I`d quite like to see A.S. come back, what I really, really want is for Hughton, Calderwood and Trollope to go away - and fast. It is almost beyond belief how quickly this trio of troglodytes has brought down Norwich City FC. 16 wins in 64 games, 6 in 26 this season. If we were commenting on our `cousins` down the A140, some of us might be taking the Mick by now. (Btw, I would prefer McCarthy to the catatonic clown currently c0cking things up). Honestly, how dire must this dysfunctional diaspora of dipsticks be before McNally gets nasty? Is McNally still at our Club? Or is it being sold off......

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Depends what division were in. I split my choice into 3. 1# Good championship player regardless of manager. 2# Poor player within Hughtons hoof ball tactics.3# Average premier league player under a better footballing styled manager. Would be a good buy for any championship side looking to try play there way out of the division rather than lumping there way out the division.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Hoof it. Thats a bit cruel Mat333. I saw him play the other day and he did well. As you say good in the 2nd level.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • If we're in the Championship we'll have Surman, Bunn, Fox, R Bennett, E Bennett, Martin, Whittaker, Hoolahan, Becchio, Murphy and Turner as the core of the team.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Noted with interest that Swansea hoofed out Laudrup, and replaced him with a long serving , respected club captain. We sold ours to Wigan. Also its the chairman that calls the shots down there, not a chief executive who cant act without 'instruvtions'.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Sharky, I guess the cruel reality of the modern game is that some of these players are probably already aware of interest from other clubs via their agents, so on a personal level it wouldn't be the end of the world for them to get relegated. Whilst we are struggling, we do have a very marketable squad and there has already been recent interest in the likes of Pilkington (out of contract anyway so will go on a free), Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Ruddy and even Redmond. And you can be sure people will be in for Van Wolfswinkel, Fer, Hooper, Olsson etc too.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Mattias, that is true. I follow Bournemouth as well as Norwich and have been to some of their games this season. He's not played a starring role. He's 3rd choice central midfielder behind Arter and O'Kane so only plays when they use a 4-5-1. As they have Pugh, Ritchie and Fraser for the wings, he doesn't even play left wing like he did under Lambert, so he's not really in their first XI.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Surely Vlad McGnarly is about to impale Hugh Trollderwood? 16 wins in 64 games (6 in 26 this season). 19 goals in 26 games. 2nd worst attacking record and 3rd worst defensive record in the section. The blokes a total Rodney!! No doubt.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • It's a no brainer. If Hughton's successor lets Surman go, he'll be even more bereft of midfielders next season, because, face it, all our current "stars" are going to be flogged off to clubs that can more easily afford their inflated wages.

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    User Removed

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Sorry I was typing quick. Was I meant was Surman is a decent player. All the technical ability just lacks the physique for a hoof ball-esque side if you follow me. At Southampton he excelled on the left wing (and covered well at Left back) but for us he was always a victim of hoolahan syndrome in the championship. Hoolahan at the tip of the diamond meant we didnt play traditional wingers and he would slot in as a wide left central midfielder. Like I said, if played within a fluent passing styled side he can be a very good player. Just needs the right players around him and the right manager guiding him. Expect him to be off in the summer regardless what division were in.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Perhaps Count McGnarly is more akin to Vlad the Impala? Surely he can see the damage that`s been done by this motley crew.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • My poll: Would you like Chris Hughton to stay at Norwich City?

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • I don't think anyone has the right to tell a fan to find another club just for daring to say things are not right. In life it is the "moaners" who make things happen rather than the yes men who aggressively protect the status quo. At times we have looked good this season, other times bad, that is football for you. I just don't think we are good enough to keep to the required standard and we need a bit of luck to stay up. Personally I think we have had better managers and we have had worse. Surman would be very useful if we go down but not part of the rebuild if we stay up

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • @colin thanks for spelling it out mate -maybe some folks will appreciate it. I do cos I rate realism.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Who , or whom, gives McNally his orders.?. If they , the board, have not advised him of a change in their instructions, I would assume he cannot remove CH from his position until we ere esconsed in the bottom 3. On Andrew Surman, bring him back as manager , could he do worse?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • And by speaking the truth the happy clappers think you're disloyal! Hughton out.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • el Dingo, I agree. It's hard to see beyond that scenario though. I guess you can add Rudd to that mix too. If we go down, it's hard to see any of Ruddy, Olsson, Garrido, Bassong, Yobo, Jonas, Johnson, Redmond, Pilkington, Snodgrass, Howson, Tettey, Hooper or RWV staying. The club will want to sell them all to bring the wage bill down, and none of them will want to stay if they get an offer from the Premier League or Europe.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • You are getting worse Matt. We don't play hoof ball. The football has actually got better even if the results haven't. Understand everyone is entitled to an opinion. Hey, that's why I read the board. However, may I suggest you save yourself a lot of time, quit moaning so much, and find another football club. Back to the article. Surman looks far better than those around him. Is he Premier League. Well if all those that think Fox can cut it, and I don't, then so can he.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Colin, reference to the 20,000 season ticket holders already signed up for next season at PL prices, I hope the majority have signed up paying direct debit. I have! One click on the 'cancel direct debit' button online, the problem of watching Hughton making Sunday league style tactical decisions goes away!!!! This season has just been boring, embarrassing, frustrating football and I have got to the stage where I would prefer us to risk more of the same as long as Hughton was gone.

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    ivan sadd

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Surman should stay. He's a good player who can still do a job for us. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Colin that is the most depressing thing I have ever read.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • I forgot Elmander in that list of players we won't have next season. Can't believe I forgot him. He's been such a pivotal player for us this season. No wonder he gets more game-time than our £7.5m striker.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Why on earth are you doing this poll, there are much more pressing subjects to be discussed, with respect to AS, whom i honestly think is a average championship player, i suppose he ought to stay, if we are, as most people think, heading that way anyway. I would be more interested in who will NOT leave a sinking ship first.OTBC

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    Chuncky993

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Colin that is the most depressing thing I have ever read.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Colin - If we get relegated (more likely when we get relegated) and Hughton stays, then I would have no option but to become and Ipswich Town fan!

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    Henry

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • My fear is that Hughton could stay even if we go down. The board may say he took Newcastle up and nearly did the same with a thin squad at Birmingham. It'd be the cheapest option, which will also tempt them, as he will also have a relegation wage drop in his contract you'd think. Even bringing in a free agent like Malky would require a signing-on fee, and a new manager will want to reinvest a lot of what we recoup on player sales to get 'his' team together to go for automatic promotion. A manager responsible for the relegation would be less demanding given his level of involvement in relegation anyway. Surely the supporters wouldn't stand for that? But by then they'll have 20,000 season ticket holders already signed up for the season, at PL prices, so they'll have our money already so will do what they want.

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    Colin

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • There will be alot of articles like this while we have this rather annoying break of games because as usual we wimpered out the cup. On subject of Bournemouth Me and my clan of season ticket holders have already been discussing our away day to Bournemouth. Thats how down in the dumps we are that were already accepting relegation like a bookies paying out early on a bet. On topic I disagree with the article comment saying "The 27-year-old is on a season-long loan from the Canaries but has played a starring role for the Cherries at the heart of their midfield". If you actually look closer he started the season in the starting line up then got injured and spent literally 2 months on the bench barely making an appearance (I know as I posted it on here months ago saying how he was wasting him time there). Fair enough hes back in now but I wouldnt say hes played a starring role.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • el dingo. Yes I would like Hughton to stay. Makes me laugh all these armchair experts who would be totally clueless if they were put in the hotseat.

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    Johny

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Why should McNally go? For all you know, he could be as against Hughton as the rest of us. Ludicrous.

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    Arbee

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Jonny, have you actually seen our record under the clueless one? And have you actually seen us play? If you think we are the clueless ones I think it's a case of pot calling the kettle black. HUGHTON MUST GO NOW!!!

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    alannliz19

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • What is worse we have already given away a championship select side.... good post colin.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

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