Grant Holt may be inching closer to following Adam Drury out of the door at Norwich with Premier League rivals West Ham reportedly upping their offer.

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City rejected two bids in the region of £3m earlier this summer but the Sun claimed yesterday Sam Allardyce is poised to test the club’s resolve with a package rising to £5.5m for the 31-year-old who had a transfer request rejected in May.

The Hammers are prepared to pay £3.5m up front with the rest based on appearances.

Allardyce has also been linked with Blackburn striker Yakubu and Real Madrid’s Spanish U21 hitman Joselu to equip the Championship play-off winners with the firepower to survive.

One name that appears to have been crossed off Norwich’s target list is that of Leicester centre back Matt Mills. The Canaries were reportedly keeping tabs on the 25-year-old Foxes’ defender along with Celtic and Bolton.

The Leicester Mercury believe Wanderers have won the race with a season-long loan deal the precursor to a permanent £2m switch to the Reebok Stadium for the former Royals’ defender.

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66 comments

  • SEE YOU GRANT---THE LAST THING THIS CLUB NEEDS IS PLAYERS WHO DON'T WANT TO PLAY FOR US---HAVE A GOOD TIME AT WEST HAM.

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    superfan59

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Hopefully CovCanary, once Chris Hughton gets his feet under the table, there`ll be some real action. In the meantime, Ar-chant are playing catch-up with the Sun, the Mirror and dear old "Auntie" BBC on the rumour mill. I think all today`s "News" has been commented on by posters before the "articles" were released from the ether. Are you Coventry based? I used to watch the Sky Blues sometimes @ Highfield Rd. when I was @ Warwick Uni. A baby-faced Bobby Gould and a belligerent George Curtis, with the goal double-Glaziered! I still have a match programme from Coventry v Norwich, Sat. 14th Jan, 1967. PRICE: "SIXPENCE"! Coventry were Div II leaders at the time, Norwich 3rd from bottom! I can`t remember the result....... If Holty goes we`ll have to take it on the chin (the programme pic of Jimmy Hill prompted that!). ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Sorry Cannock! How could I forget Chris Sutton? Sorry. Senior moment.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • What about Flecky then???

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    tom the taxi

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I bet this does not get through! The Archant spies are out in force today!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Rob Green going to QPR. Will QPR be the oldest team in the league next season? Where has Joe Lewis ended up? There was talk he was joining dipsticks

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    Pondlife

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Right enough, Wiv. I remember Ron Davies as another "classic" centre forward. Peter Sylvester, John Manning (the original "Horse"), David Cross, Hugh Curran, Dean Ashton, Iwan Roberts, John Deehan, maybe in same category? There were smaller, nippier types like MacDougall, Boyer, Earnshaw etc. You know, I can`t remember the CFs in the Mike Walker era! But Holty is remarkable. He cut in in the Premiership. What a journey for him.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Panic!!! What's all this about Ruddy going to Villa. Why don't they just swap the players around and call them Aston City and Norwich Villa.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • bd2, you did better than I. At least the IQ16 footstool has departed back down the A140. Well trodden path.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Bert Shufflebottom, who can forget his third goal against Leicester Fosse from just inside his own penalty area

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • drazen musinic? or summat like that .aaargh

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Ok you lot! Ive just come in from my greenhouse, turned this gadget on, and got the impression that some of City's older center forwards were the topic for the day. I'm getting a bit up the tooth now, and with that memory fades. Yes we were playing in 3rd Division (S) back in the 50s, but how could Roy Hollis, and Ron Ashman not receive a mention. Go with them, Oscar Hold, Allenby Driver. Now it's gone Blankety Blank, so time to stop......... wivenhoe as Stew would say , its probably down to the "spilling".

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Normal service has been resumed; ethered.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • Change the first X to an A, the second and third X to an L, the fourth X to a C, fifth X to an O, sixth X to a C and the last X to a K

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Yes MB I am Coventry based.

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    CovCanary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • After the Rosario namecheck... anyone for Coney?... Mortensen...? Thought not!

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    el dingo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I thought he joined 'Play School'

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    Soglio Star

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • Worried that the club's silence indicates that we are moving towards a transfer deal. If we're not, I'd rather we issued a simple statement that says everybody has a price, and any 15-goal PL striker, at any club, has to be worth £12m, particularly to a club coming up who desperately need to buy in top-flight, proven experience. If someone pays that, fine. But the offers at the moment are disultory. The PLCH situation should have taught us that the club are already probably one-step ahead, and have a replacement lined up. My worry would be that for the wages we pay, we may get an unproven starlet, but can't replace a proven goalscorer. But In McNally We Trust!

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    Johannesburg Chris

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • SEE YOU GRANT---THE LAST THING THIS CLUB NEEDS IS PLAYERS WHO DON'T WANT TO PLAY FOR US---HAVE A GOOD TIME AT WEST HAM.

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    superfan59

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Wilbraham has gone to Crystal Palace, Lambert to Vanilla but the tea and pie shop, Delia's fish and chips ain't going anywhere!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Why am I being ethered?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Who said Grant Holt is unhappy ? Didn't he have about five weddings to attend this summer ? Rumour has it he is in Cyprus and has developed quite a taste for Souvlaki over there ! As for Yakubu, he is off to China with Drogba - lets hope Holty doesn't develop a taste for pork dumplings too !

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • MB how could you forget about one of my favourite City Strikers, shame we didn't get to kepp him a bit longer Super Chris Sutton

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    Cannock Canary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • CH - Please give Holty the contract he deserves or let him go - unhappy players are not for us. MB - 1967, you must be older than we thought.... OTBC!! x

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    CANARY-CRUISE-GIRL

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • C-C-G, I was but a mere youth of 18 in Jan 1967. Now, I`m but a mere grumpy old git, a few days off 64. But I`m still very childish! Like you, I hope we keep Holty; I want to see him get 100 goals for City. He`s the best Centre-Forward I`ve ever seen at Naaaaridge, and he`s proved it in the Premier Division. I hope he gets to read some of these comments, you never know, it might help? OTBC. ;-)x

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • ..and how can you forget Kevin Reeves. I thought just what had we bought (from Bournemouth?) when I first saw him as a raw 18 year old. But, if I remember correctly, he did play for England a couple of times and eventually left us for Man City.

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    zebbee

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Whoops Soglio ! MB covered Supermac + Boyer hours ago. Anyone remember the song " Boyer, Boyer,Boyer Boyer, born is the King of Carrow Road". No? Ah well. Just me then ....

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    Timbo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • When Ted MacDougall left Norwich, he spent a fleeting amount of time with The Jewish Guild in South Africa. Perhaps they had him confused with Rabbi Burns? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • In a magic, roundabout sort of way, perhaps? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • MB Terry Bly was the centre forward when I started watching The Canaries. As a lad you must of remembered him.No nasty agents in those days.

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    Sherbert

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • bd2, those Harrod`s- branded F&C come with a delivery charge of £14.85 inside the M25, or the price of a Season Ticket at Carra Rud elsewhere. All is well for those for whom all is ... well.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Half hour later and still being ethered!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • bd2, sorry, meant "cornichon" and "massif"! Close.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Oops, forget my last comment. I've just seen it further down the list! Apologies EDPArchant.

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    Sprowstonboy

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • ethered and i only mentioned terry Bly and Ove Fundin in the same sentance

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • probably still on this due to the deafening silence on an outcome either way, from the nest.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Why go to all that trible Blickdug! His Name is spelted “Alclock”

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • no-one remembers Robert Rosario. Just as well

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Not forgetting Justinus Soni Fashanu + his thunderbolt strike against "AAAAAA" FC. My fave ever NCFC goal. I'd say it was the best, but immediately everyone will chip in asking me how I could've forgotten Bert Shufflebottom's net-breaker against Back Huddersthorpe in 1877? Fash should never have left us. 35 goals in 90 games. We'd have supported him thru his personal problems as well. Few have really prospered once they've flown the nest. Holt + Lambert be warned !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • is Holty the best at NCFC . Very possibly ,but Euan Roberts and Ron Davies are also up there but its difficult to compare different generations.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Footyboy16

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Roll up, roll up! Read yesterday`s rumours today in your EDP!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Jordan Luke Rhodes looks like a goal scoring machine - and he is 9 years younger than GH, Hmmmm......

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I must be the only one who rated Ashley Ward then. I don't think Ruddy will go. Forget Butland - we've got Jed (Steer, not Steroo). OTBC

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    el dingo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I agree....Let holt go....for as much as possible. He no longer wants to wear the shirt & could become a bad influence around the other players. Bring back Macdougall & Boyer! (Always remember Macdougall - he used to stand there with his hands on his hips all game & still get a hat-trick).

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    Meds

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Y es Sherbert, apparantly I saw Terry Bly, at least 10 times in 57-58 but the memories of a 5 yr old, ? not to be relied upon. Exciting though. It was carrow road for the footie and down the firs to watch Ove Fundin.All in yellow and green!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • It finally got through, must have been outside putting the kettle on!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Why are we still gnawing on this old bone? Either give him the new contract he deserves or sell him and move on.

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    CovCanary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • MB Seem to remember alot of fuss about letting go of : Ron Davies, Hugh Curran, Jim Bone, David Cross, Chris Sutton, Dean Ashton etc etc . Things don't change that much in football it would seem. Nice if Holt stays, but we will still thrive if he goes.

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    Pondlife

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Why has no-one mentioned Super Ted McDougall and his prolific strike partner Phil Boyer? As for Holt - as much as we all love him - I say let him go, but for the right amount to buy Jordan Rhodes (or Lee McCulloch from The Rangers FC!

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    Soglio Star

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Talking of the EDP's tardiness, why haven't they told us about Surman's new contract yet? It was on the BBC & the club's websites yesterday.

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    Sprowstonboy

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Teletex is saying that Ruddy is the latest Lambert target if Holty goes that will be two of our main men gone, it do not bode well

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    leslie cater

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Although Rosario was far from being a prolific goalscorer for the Canaries - he would score just 29 goals in 161 appearances for the club - he was selected for the England under-21s in April 1987 and played in a match against Turkey. Rosario would win 3 further under-21 caps but effectively ended his chances of further caps when he and his Norwich team-mate Dale Gordon broke curfew on an under-21 trip and went to a nightclub. And that's how Dale got his nickname DISCO !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • "CovCanary" has morphed into "Keith" and back. This happened to me recently, my alter-ego was "Guest".

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Sorry Brew, got so carried away, my alopogies to you, you did mention Hugh Curran and ponddlife mentioned Jimmy Bone

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • 'rest based on appearances', if Norwich don't think he'll last the pace then that seems like a bum deal to me.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • You're right, of course Timbo. Super Mac was my hero - as an 8yr old! Mind you, at the time I did want us to sign Roy Race, even though by my calculations he was 48 at the time... and still had many years left in him!

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    Soglio Star

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • blackdog2, according to the Beeb, Crystal Palace have signed Aaron Martin, a Southampton defender, on a season-long loan. Sounds suspiciously like a hybrid of Aaron Wilbraham & Chris Martin! Hot news out of the deep frier - Delia`s Fish n Chips have been taken up by Harrods! Cod & Chips with mushy peas and a BIG pickled gherkin (pea puree & cournichon massiv in Harrodsese), bread & beurre and a cuppa tea ONLY £39.85 + VAT. Fact.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I bet this does not get through! The Archant spies are out in force today!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I remember Terry Bly, Sherbert. `59 Cup Run? Terry Allcock did play CF I think, before he became a CB. Vaguely remember him gamely revertng to that role quite late in his career due to a shortage of forwards at the time. Another jolly memory is Ted McDougall running over to the Man U supporters making rude gestures after he`d scored twice against them in a win @ Carra (I think!). They`d been taunting him with a word that rhymes with "Tank" throughout the game. Vengeance was his.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • Brew, your knowledge astounds and infuriates me! What about Hugh Curran and Jimmy Bone? Them fish and chips sound good, are they delivered to the door?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Holty seems a popular boy £5.5m makes you wonder. Now a BBC ceefax via the mirror thene ,Jack Butland from Birmingham in, Ruddy off to his old mate PL at vanilla. Dont you love the off season rumour mill!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • Wasn't Terry Allcock originally a centre forward?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • I still think Holt is the best of "that Type". His time spent as a winger (!) under Calderwood at Forest made him a good crosser of the ball, too. I wonder if he appreciates what Calderwood did for his career? The whole Prem fairy-tale may never have happened. The should be bosom buddies now!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 22, 2012

  • At some stage didn't Terry

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

  • That sounds a bargain not to be missed Brew! Last half an hour been trying to ask if Terry XXXXXXX originally played centre forward?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

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