UPDATED RUMOUR MILL: Arsenal centre back Ignasi Miquel set for Norwich City medical; Southampton poised to launch £9m bid for Nathan Redmond

Norwich City Nathan Redmond could be the subject of a late transfer window raid from Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City Nathan Redmond could be the subject of a late transfer window raid from Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, August 31, 2014
10:59 AM

Norwich City may be close to completing their central defensive search with Arsenal’s Spanish youth international Ignasi Miquel poised to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed Carrow Road move.

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Miquel was first touted with a potential move to Norfolk ahead of City’s 1-1 Championship draw against Bournemouth, with the Daily Mail claiming a £1.5m deal was in place.

City boss Neil Adams would not be drawn on that speculation after watching his side’s draw against the Cherries on Saturday afternoon but did confirm they were in the market for defensive reinforcements following Ryan Bennett’s ankle surgery.

Now Skysports have claimed on Sunday afternoon Miquel is set for a medical prior to completing his move from the Gunners. The 21-year-old centre back is approaching the final year of his current deal at the Emirates, where he has made 11 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side since making his Premier League debut in 2011. Miquel also has experience in the Champions League and Capital One Cup, but his last first team outing came in a 1-0 Premier League win at Sunderland in February 2013.

Miquel would now appear to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates, with Arsenal bringing in the likes of Southampton’s teenage talent Calum Chambers during the summer. The Spaniard spent last season on loan at Championship title winners Leicester City, where he scored once in 12 appearances.

The 6ft 4in tall Barcelona-born Miquel spent five years at the Catalan giants’ fabled La Masia academy but following his release was picked up by Arsenal.

City have targeted central defensive cover with Russell Martin, Michael Turner and new signing Carlos Cuellar the only fit senior centre backs currently in favour.

Sebastien Bassong has not been involved with the first team during the opening weeks of the new season, with Kyle McFadden making his competitive first team debut alongside Cuellar in the 3-1 Capital One Cup win over Crawley Town.

The Sunday Mirror had also touted Norwich with a potential loan move for Manchester United’s young centre back Michael Keane. The 21-year-old started the recent embarrassing Capital One Cup exit at MK Dons for Louis Van Gaal’s club and also made his Premier League debut as a second half substitute in the 1-1 draw at Sunderland seven days ago.

Keane played 13 league games in the Championship during a three-month loan stint at Blackburn last season and has previously been farmed out to Derby and Leicester City.

Keane is in Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 squad alongside Norwich’s Nathan Redmond for this coming week’s 2015 Uefa European Championship qualifiers against Lithuania and Moldova.

Meanwhile, Redmond has been the subject of fresh transfer speculation on Sunday with reports Premier League Southampton are ready to test Norwich City’s resolve with a £9m deadline day offer.

Saints’ chief Ronald Koeman has revealed the south-coast club are in the market for a wide player ahead of Monday evening’s summer transfer deadline and Redmond remains one of those touted with a potential St Mary’s switch.

Southampton’s initial enquiry during the close season was rejected by the Canaries’ top brass along with a reported £5m enquiry from Stoke City.

City boss Adams reiterated after Saturday’s Bournemouth draw - Redmond providing the assist for Lewis Grabban’s header - his club do not want to lose any of their key men with City searching for defensive reinforcements ahead of Monday’s cut-off.

Koeman continues to be linked with a host of wide players with Tottenham’s Andros Townsend and Sporting Lisbon’s Diego Capel also reported targets for the Dutchman.

The 20-year-old Birmingham-bred wide player moved to Carrow Road in July 2013 for a reported initial fee of £3.2m. Redmond has now played 39 league games for the Canaries, scoring one goal ironically against Southampton in a 1-0 Premier League win last season.

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136 comments

  • We also have Conor McGrandles now, plus O`Neil, Wiv. Reinforces your point. On `wide players`; the widest one I can remember is John Hartson. Closely followed by the two horses; John Manning and Grant Holt.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Take the money, Cant play Redmond two Murphy's and Bennett. Will still have a lot of choice on wide players

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • ScotCan: Stories on the Streets of Naaridge indicate that Miquel has a pulse. That would have ruled him out in the Hughton Days. Like MichiCan, I`d rather have £9m + add-ons than keep Redmond. Perhaps he`ll join his old `mentor`, Chrissie. Watford must be looking for a principled and charismatic manager...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • The Daily Rail is now reporting that the Miquel medical is complete - they do not specify whether the outcome was positive or not!

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    ScotCan

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • With Diego Capel likely going to Southampton, the Redmond deal looks unlikely. Shame - 9M and good sell on clause would be good business.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • These rumours are 24 hours old. Come on Archie get reporting.

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    waclor

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Transfer News just in from 1p5wich : David McGoldrick is ill so Mick McCarthy offers to go shopping for him. While in the local supermarket he bumps into Marcus Evans. "Hello Mick, what are you doing here ?" "I’m getting a bag of Potatoes for David McGoldrick" "Sounds like a fair swap to me."

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Transfer News just in from 1p5wich : David McGoldrick is ill so Mick McCarthy offers to go shopping for him. While in the local supermarket he bumps into Marcus Evans. "Hello Mick, what are you doing here ?" "I’m getting a bag of Potatoes for David McGoldrick" "Sounds like a fair swap to me."

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Transfer News in from 1p5wich : David McGoldrick is ill so Mick McCarthy offers to go shopping for him. While in the local supermarket he bumps into Marcus Evans. "Hello Mick, what are you doing here ?" "I’m getting a bag of Potatoes for David McGoldrick" "Sounds like a fair swap to me."

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Where have all the posts gone?

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    waclor

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I tend to agree Mellow. Adams, with his coaching background with young players and his understanding of that position could be the one to move him onto the next level.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Sorry, having issues with a new tablet. It should read 15 to 20m.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Breaking News: Paul Lambert is said to be undergoing a medical @ Aston Villa after offering Man Utd £8 million for Tom Cleverley....

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    Timbo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Sorry, having issues with a new tablet. It should read 15 to 20m.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Somewhat of a conundrum is Redmond in my view. Each and every game expectations are high - waiting for that moment where he demonstrates why he's so highly rated. He hasn't really shown it to date in my view so with that in mind I'd be very tempted to take £9m if its on offer. However, if given more time could Adams nurture the obvious talent that lies within? I think he could.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Personally, I think Red mind has the ability to be a 15 to 20th player, but that is dependent on him discovering an end product. Right now he is a 5 to 6 player, but one I would like to keep because I hope that he can be properly developed under Adams guidance.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Cutty, I'd suggest that we meet to exchange this valuable information, but I believe Archie is having me followed. I think I gave them the slip in Sainsburys, but one cannot be too careful where Archie is concerned ( and that check-out girl is giving me a strange look). Good job I'm not paranoid isn't it? Isn't it. Are you still there?

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • RVW needs to get one of those ironic goals just like Redmond , they're supposedly worth £9M.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Peter Starstedt! You can't possibly mean "I'll buy you one more frozen orange juice" can you? Wasn't he Eden Kane's little brother? Don't think he's a central defender though.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • sorry,,, hard to resist!

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    malaga flier

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Igno, I did have a message for you revealing just who is who but Archie removed it.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Bogaz- WRONG! I do not have to be sorry for RVW and his continuing failure to score goals or make any impression at his new club. He was useless here and he continues to be useless there. Now get rid of Bassong, that other huge failure from the previous administration , and we may have a squad that can bounce back to the Premier.

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    kenfoggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Perhaps an `Archiration` system is in operation, Igno? It might explain M333`s disappearance. I must ask his old Radio Partridge mate, the urbane Rab C. Bluster-Budvessel, where young Mattias has gone. Quo Vadis? is a question we should ask our posts before parting company with them. Perhaps a Latin scholar could do "where have you gone" for M333? Oops; cue that Peter Sarstedt song again...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Igno, how did you know I am Lincs? And I don't mind assisting you with a few pints of ale.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • You'd have to take £9m for Redmond. Saturday summed him up. Good assist for the goal, but that shotcross he blazed over when we needed a touch of quality to win us the game summed him up really. Hasn't yet learnt to look at the ball when striking it.

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    Colin

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • For those who care on Ricky Watch he was subbed after PSG's 5th goal went in last night. An unhappy evening. You have to feel sorry for him.

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    Bogaz John

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Cancel that Lincs, it has mysteriously reappeared, must be on a go slow today.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Wrong Lincs, both Mr. Brewer's post of this morning and my response appear to have received the retro-ethering of which we spoke. Is there a limit to the number of posts per board which Archie will permit one wonders?

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • An additional centre back is desperately needed now Bennett is out for some time so I hope this transfer goes through. Russell Martin looks lost at centre back and ball watches far too often as was the case on Saturday for the Bournemouth goal. Likewise, he has no idea what to do with the ball once he has got it and cannot make a decent pass out of defence, as a result the ball is played back and forth with Ruddy and Turner until it is pumped up into centre midfield where too often it is then given away. Redmond is a good right winger but not a great one, I think Murphy will ultimately be far better and he is two footed so can also play on the left if required. I would prefer to see Redmond stay at least until Christmas but would not cry if we get the sum mentioned and also bring in a replacement left winger. We already have good cover for the right with Bennett and both Murphy twins.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Yesterday's denial from Bring on Foggo that he is in fact the Mad Brewer and this morning's strenuous rebuttal of that suggestion from the Brewer himself go some way to reassure. Although, not entirely, since the evidence offered by BOF that one drinks vodka whilst the other prefers ale is spurious to say the least ( by the way Mr. B, had very acceptable pint or two of Reepham Gold for lunch yesterday). Can anyone (Cutty, lLincs et al) assist. Have MB and BOF ever been seen at the same time? Yours sincerely, M333 (sorry, slip of the typing finger) Igno Rance.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Forgot LincsCan. Brilliant use of "touted, rue, and the likes of" in one succinct, Mattiasesque post. 100% Respect. In all probability...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Btw; the Blackadder finalé, the "going over the top" one was on Channel #n last night. Complete with Stevie Fry`s General Melchett, Hugh Laurie`s public school twit and the drippy Darling. Plus, of course, Tony Robinson`s scrofulous Baldrick. Classic. Baaaaah! MichiCan; interesting update on Winkel. We want him to do well - the price tag, already!! If he does well & NCFC gets a decent chunk of its money back, we`ll hear all about it. If not, schtumm. So keep up the investigative journalism, Mich!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Yep, Bill, had to resist. Personally I think our need for a quality central defender is a higher priority. So if Southampton really are offering £9m for Redmond, then I think selling would be good business. As others have said, we have pace wide with the Murphy brothers. Also Garrido can provide pace wide from the back given the openings.

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    malaga flier

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Derek, I've been watching this space for a good ten minutes now, but it still says "According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace are after Bassong and Hooper, and QPR are also after Hooper. Watch this space." What should be happening?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Yes, Lobbo; I`ve long banged on about people who clearly post under multiple identities. Strangely, for a short period, my posts used to appear under another pseudonym with alternate loggings-in. Can`t rememember the faux faux misidentity. More sinister were the two separate periods of a few days each, when somebody posted repeatedly using my true faux identity. "The likes of" a Cyber-Stalker. And another when parodies of my real alias were used to post `nasty stuff` (which was not moderated... hmmm.) How very flattering - and sinister. I reported each incident and persisted with that until it eventually desisted, or at least abated. While I can see some similarity in style `twixt my offerings and those of BoF I am, as he says, no entertainer. More a joke than a comedian, really; the song, not the singer. Igno, BPbp and the erstwhile `enfant terrible`, Barking Wise are others with whom I share some cadence. BWise appears to have been ejected from Archie`s cubicles by die Grosskontrolleren. `Reason: Amusing`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • 9 million for Redmond? Really?!? Take the money! He is not THAT good.

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    kenfoggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Can't Archie find a synonym for "tout"?

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    la barbe

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • it's a long long time from May to December and the days get short when we reach September ! so somebody said once. well we're here ! Destiny Day! Bunger off day for some! BRuSH for a clean sweep! But please don't import another clubs bad apples! Time to throw the Murphys in at the deep end! Playing Hoolahan on the wing is downright stupid for both player and club!

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Hooper leaving, DMcD, I see as a blow while Bassong will depart as an unloved player who will be poorly received if he visits the club again. Without Hooper I think we need support up front for Grabban. Can we find someone this late in the window, or could Becchio finally be given his chance (what is going on with that guy?). Ok, that's me done, we get up early in Lincs, fields to plough, eggs to bring in, mangles to fix. Have a nice deadline day.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Blow me, it's been de-ethered. Bet MB has never had a de-ethering.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Igno, I've been retro ethered this morning doing a follow up on the Mannion bottle incident. Anyway, happy deadline day everyone. For Neil it will be a Manic Monday, let's hope it is not followed by Rueday Tuesday.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace are after Bassong and Hooper, and QPR are also after Hooper. Watch this space

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    Derek McDonald

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Sorry about the double post. First submit went round and round for ages so hit it again. Gerry's bottle has probably arrived in Liverpool by now.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Come on you City historians, where did Gerry the Mannion throw his bottle? I started at Grimsby, Double B has it at Lincoln and French says Maine Road. Well, Gerry was pretty angry, perhaps that was the flight route. Btw French, amazing to think that Liverpool game was a routine Div 2 fixture, just before the Shankly miracle kicked in.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Come on you City historians, where did Gerry the Mannion throw his bottle? I started at Grimsby, Double B has it at Lincoln and French says Maine Road. Well, Gerry was pretty angry, perhaps that was the flight route. Btw French, amazing to think that Liverpool game was a routine Div 2 fixture, just before the Shankly miracle kicked in.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I have to say that I am getting a bit tired of waiting to see Redmond fulfill his potential at Norwich. He doesn't seem to be able to put in a good cross or shoot accurately 90% of the time, and the Murphy's seem to be at least as good. If 9 mill is put on the table, it seems silly not to accept it and move on. Sterling at Liverpool looked the same for a little while, but he has blossomed magnificently. Perhaps it is because he is playing the 'point of the diamond' rather than out wide. I don't know if Redmond can play that role, but if he does stay, perhaps that's where his future lies. It certainly doesn't seem to be as a wide player.

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    MikelSA

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • This isn't Animal Farm Lobbo ol' darlin' , Mr Brew and I are plainly seperate beings . He likes a Beer , while mine's a Voddy+Linemarker , which proves it .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I see our other "one goal per season" player started for St Etienne today, but subbed after 74 minutes. He did not score as St. Etienne lost 5 - 0 to PSG.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I also remember the Mannion bottle incident. That was in the days when wingers flew down the wing and centered for strikers to hammer home - seemed simple enough then?? If we can get 9M for Redmond aand negotiate some sell-on money he really becomes worth something, then a great bit of business. As many have said, not sure he will develop much more. If we do get promoted, then we will need a huge rebuild next summer to stay up there.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Playing Redmond on the left resulting in just one goal from him in 39 games is bad enough but I can't recall him making 39 decent crosses from that side since he has been here.As there seems to be no intention of playing him on the right where, like yesterday,he might put over some decent balls take the money and let him go.

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    irongloves

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • No my darling dears ( Dylan Thomas there - captain Cat ) Messire Brew and I are in fact different entities , though apparently we are both well read and enjoy oblique verbal entendres . Its like the famous ( infamous ) riposte to the guy who asked the cavalry officer what possible purpose he might have amongst the mud of Passchendaele ; " We are here " , he said , " to lend tone , to what otherwise would be merely a vulgar brawl " . In my case my world -weary sardonic view is the result of many years of the most appalling experience in which the truth that " If you didn't laugh , you'd cry " has sustained me , despite tiresome viscissitudes . In short , I like to entertain , ( unlike Brew , who apparently likes to Drink .) Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense say I .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Gerry Mannion was my favourite player, making his debut in the first League game I ever saw - home to Liverpool, 1961 (lost 2-1). The bottle incident was at Maine Road, and Mannion had to play the rest of the game on the left wing, away from the angry crowd.

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    French canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Mr. Brewer, highly amusing (though I say so myself) response to your Spanish Inquisition ethered. Well, not exactly ethered, it appeared, but if one blinked one would have missed it. Is this retrospective ethering a new phenomiina, or have I just been lucky thus far?

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    Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Apologies 'brew' but I do feel a few of our band have more than one signature.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Si si Señor Brewer, I not know he have relations where lived my mamma and pappa in bootiful Nerja many kilometres from Barcelona. It have huge caves where it could be hide Señor Hooper or bury Señor Bassong, nobody person would be knowing (already my life) them was there not even the nice Mr. Arry Nappred.

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    Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Nah, Lobbo. Though I`m flattered by the comparison.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Only tried to say that Happy Hansen once said of an Ar$enal player, "He doesn`t have a footballing brain". He was talking about Walcott. Pundits. Pah!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • 'Brew' I reckon you and 'Bring on Foggo' are one in the same!

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Repeatedly ethered.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • JMH, it wasn`t long ago that one of the highly paid TV footy pundits solemnly declared "Walcott doesn`t have a football brain". Arsene Wenger saw it differently, but what does he know? French parvenu. I think the pundit was Happy Hansen.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Lincs Canary I remember the Mannion incident but as I remember it , it was at Lincoln (sincil Bank) as it was a while ago I can stand to be corrected.

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    Double Brat

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Take the 9 million and play the Murphys instead , cos they're better footballers . I like the sound of the Spaniard , 6'4" makes an impressive lump if he does nothing more than narrow the goal angles . Plus he and Carlos Cuellar can engage each other in social interaction during lulls in play . If he IS coming Neil will have to get the Hemingway out and polish up on Catalan Invective ( or would Orwell be better - I mean George , not the tractor boys ditch ) . What with bellowing harsh condemnations in Flemish at Vadis , plus the sundry various tongues spoken by the rest of our " Foreign Legion " of players , Colney must be like the Tower of Babel nowadays . Perhaps that is what happened to poor old Seb Bassong , maybe the phrase " you've missed a bit with those mowers " sounds like some terrible insult in the Cameroon , and caused an outbreak of umbrage ?

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    Bring on Foggo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • A wicked post Lincs (in the old sense of the word) - I would love a pint of what you're drinking...but I feel a shot would suffice! 9 mill + add ons : do the deal... NR could in time be the new Walcott but we don't appear to be able to make that happen - shame...

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    JMH

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • If Southampton sign Redmond the likes of Andros Townsend could be touted as a loan option. Far fetched I know but let's not rue a missed opportunity.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Must be short of photos at Archant. Three articles and the only player shown was the most ineffective player on show yesterday.

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    goldie

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • If they sign Miguel I just hope they play him and not treat him like Bennett - as a bench warmer. It seems that Adams is stubborn in picking Martin, Whittaker and Turner in various back four positions and leave the other defenders to fight over the fourth spot. Of those three only Turner has played well - the other two have bee played out of position and look dodgy.Adams will have to sort this out and Martin and Whittaker should not be automatic picks.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Ahora todo lo que necesitamos es un español de vuelta para completar el juego completo! Ole!

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Sorry Southampton, just because you have sold your best and have money straining your pockets, we do not have to sell our potential. Typical Premier division last minute dodge. At least it will show us if NA is serious about his intentions. Nothing like real pressure to test easy words.

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    CrichtonCanary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • What I like is that we seem to have done good business before silly day. What I like is that if anyone wants one of ours they need to be very silly on silly day. What I don't like is how pundits get a whiff of potential deals before they're done. Pundit off pundits.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • tomorrow is going to be one heck of an interesting day at fortess Carrow Road. Sqeeky bum time to see who stays and who goes and for what money! SSN will be watched closely!

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    magicman

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Just seen Ritchie De Laet playing well for Leicester and getting a draw against Arsenal. Just brings into focus the depths to which we have plummeted in the last year ! Last season was awful and now we find ourselves in a difficult league which is very hard to get out of. We can't just expect to 'turn up' and take the points, as last Saturday showed. We cannot have a squad that is 'too good' for this league, and, even if we do, we will still have to strengthen massively to even stand a chance of staying up in the PL. The situation is very worrying and now the PL vultures are circling again with the chequebooks open !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • To quote dear old Basil Fawlty.." He's from Barcelona..". Worth a dabble @ £1:5m I'd say. Redmond- if other clubs rate him so highly let's start a bidding war, instead of taking the first offer we get. Not sure I can stand someone from Man Ure called "Keane" playing for us...

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    Timbo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • ... I wonder if Ignasi is a distant relative of Igno? I`m not taking the Miquel, IR, honest.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • It makes you wonder if we might have persevered with "the likes of" Dani Ayala. I wonder how he`s doing now. Last I heard, he was at Middlesbrough. Good point, AIG, the loan window. One window closes, another opens.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9m for Redmond? I would drive him down there myself if we got that for him. That would represent great business. Don't forget the loan window opens for the Football League next week, so we can still get in reinforcements after tomorrow's deadline. I would definitely sell at that price.

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    Adams is God

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • cutty - one goal in 39 games prices him about the same as we paid for RVW.

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • New young classy centre back, a few million, goodbye to Redmond and retaining Hooper, Ruddy and Olsson? I'd say that is a VERY satisfactory end to the transfer window. I hope Hooper stays and gets a chance. I felt that we were a bit light in attack yesterday; Lafferty didn't set anything alight and Grabban had nobody to square the ball to when his route to goal was blocked. I think Nathan is showing signs of frustration this season because he and possibly other expected him to do more against the poorer opposition of the Championship. Unfortunately the goal is the same size as in the Premiership and is not situated half way up the stand.

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    waclor

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Miquel seems to come with a good pedigree and a decent price. Whether he will be man for the job remains to be seen but at least it shows some ambition from the club. I wish him well

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    VictorM

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Redmond 1 goal in 39 games, and that was according to the above report, an ironic goal. We must get a few more of them if they are worth £9M.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Brew, like Igno said, wives are never wrong.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • PaulH-you have not been available in your usual office to discuss this alleged debt.I hope you are not lounging around all day with the curtains closed.Not a capitalist though,just a modern-day highwayman in favour of redistribution towards NCFC.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • I recall Gerry Mannion, a talented but fiery City winger in the sixties, playing at Grimsby and throwing back in to the crowd a bottle that had landed near him. It hit a young Norwich fan who was taken to hospital. Gerry made his apologies and that, if my memory serves me well, was an end to it.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • SELL !!!! both the Murphy boys are better than him even just for the final ball !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Southampton are still being linked with other, and better, wide players so the Redmond deal is by no means certain.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Don't remember the Keelan punch but I seem to recall him tugging Rodney Marsh's beard... Couldn't do that now without the person rolling around in agony. I think ref's should book people if they get up too quickly after giving an oscar performance on the ground...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Arry would probably just buy the castle.

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    Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Do we want a young defender of another experienced defender? And we should hide Hooper in a dungeon at Norwich Castle till 11pm Monday...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Cutty & DM - I was in the South Stand for the Keelan punch. Was one of the best uppercuts I have seen. I guess Robson challenged him once too often in the days strikers were allowed to shoulder charge keepers. On this article - 9M would be a good bit of business, with sell-on clauses, easpecially if O-O works out.

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9 million? I would sell him for a lot less than that! Josh is the man and his brother isn't far behind either so suddenly the academy is about to start repaying the club. Good luck Nathan and thanks for everything!

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Well chaps, it probably all comes down to what the players themselves want, wether it be Redmond or Hooper or Surman. As others have said, there's little point in holding on to disaffected individuals regardless of the numbers if it going to detract from what now appears to be a happy dressing room. Cliche time; "No one is indispensable", "One volunteer" etc. Hopefully, Ruddy will continue to think that Carrow Road is a superior option to warming a premiership bench.

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    Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • I see Robert Snodgrass has picked up a six-month sick note before the PL season is 3 games old. Looks like that was a good bit of business after all.

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Peter Watson you talk like a capitalist banker,not the political Trotsky we know you like to usually like to proclaim on all matters.Don,t forget the 3 quid you owe.

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    PaulH

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Yessss. On yesterdays evidence that for Norwich would be the best deal anyone has struck since we bought Manhattan Island off the red indians for a handfull of beads.

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    waclor

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Aah, cutty. Fond memories of Kevin The Cat`s pugilistic prowess. Likewise, River End. Does Mrs.cutty still consider that you have a weird mind? Keep up the good work!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • I have seen too many of NR's type in watching and playing football over many years. What brings them to the top quick is their pace. What lets them down is their lack of a good 'footballing brain'. I say cash in while some people still think he will develop into a real player. As in my opinion, you can coach many things, but true instinct remains a given gift.

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    john doe

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Cutty yes I was also there when Keelen hit Robson, right behind the goal, what a cracker, happy days

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • You sound like my missus Chris, her middle name is 'what if'. We've got the new Scots lad who's supposed to be pretty nifty on the wing.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Like the Murphys, if Redmond goes I won't be bitter. Redmond may develop into something one day, but I think now and in the future Josh will show us all he is the better player.

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    Barmy Boy

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Ah Swiss you brought a tear of nostalgia to my eye with the posh people's cushion throwing incident when Kevin Keelan was sent off for hitting Robson of Northampton. I was a River Ender in those days.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9 mil is hard to refuse to a bit part player,tell Soton 12 mil and he is yours and then ask for him back on loan,thats good business.I dont want to see our best players leaving but if he has had his head turned it is best to get rid.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • We shouldn't be selling for any money at this point in the season, unless it's as a good swap. Those saying put Murphy in. Ok, but who's backup then if Murphy get's injured or suspended during this long season. Who provides backup for the cup? What happens if Murphy steps up and the prem suitors come for him in January, or maybe end of the season if we fail to go up?

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Take the money, he is going to go, and as other people have said he was a replacement in Murphy

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • It's a long season and I've no doubt that they'll all get a chance. He's still growing as a player and that was a terrific cross on his part yesterday as well as a good strike on target. Plus, he's a top lad with a great attitude. Would be very sorry to see him go, which probably means he's off.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • If Matt Jarvis went to West Ham for 10mil a couple of seasons ago then Redmond is worth the same. Maybe finally putting a good cross in that also resulted in a goal yesterday inflated his price? I wonder what the board will do with all this money slushing around? I will be interesting to see where we are at in January.

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    MellowYellow

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Southampton may just be a step on the road for Redmond at just 20, so there is potential for greater returns on sell-ons than Fer,which can push the fee up above the £10 reported for him.We'll only know how far Redmond can go in about 5 years' time.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Agree with J Doe , Redmond is a player with great pace but to many times he just wallops the ball anywhere but towards the net .Time to take the money and hopefully with sign ons we can prosper from his potential. Another season in the prem could do him wonders . Keep Hooper please I think he could be a match winner given the chance

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    iMac

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • We must take that sort of money for Redmond . I know people say he is going to be a great player - but when. He's quick but beyond that he can't shoot, can't cross a ball (yesterday proving the exception to the norm), and he can't defend. Put Murphy in his place and within a month well be saying who is Redmond.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9M for Nathan is a lot of money and I think it will probably convince the club to negotiate. It wouldn't be the end of the world if he left because we have players who can step up easily. I would also be tempted to take on Matty Etherington as he is a free agent and the Michael Keane link sounds interesting and a clear indication that Bassong is going. I am also expecting Gaz Hooper to be leaving so maybe a few more twists and turns in the next 48 hours

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    Lucioperca

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • I'm here MB. I will ratify when we have played ten games and subject to his still being here.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • If he can't cross, can't score and is beginning to whinge like Robert then he should stay on and look forward to picking up POS next spring.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • john doe`s analysis indicates that Nates produces one good cross per 10 games. That stat. requires ratification. Where`s LincsCan??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • After watching him again yesterday trying to shoot and not getting anywhere near the goal I wish him the best of luck at Southampton, great cross for the goal but that was the only real bit of quality he showed.

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    bagpipefish

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Don't really see where the doom mongers are coming from with their always bleating about selling players. It's a fact of life in the modern game, I am sure Bournemouth didn't want to lose Grabben, but he's here. Redmond is a star in the making, but far from the finished article, so if we can get 9 mill for him, then let him go, because we have a wealth of talent to fill his position anyway. Same goes for Hooper, who hasn't really convinced anyone that he's any better than what we already have, and as for Bassong, Bunn, Benchio and Surman.... they are not part of the master plan so get them off the wage bill. Get Michael Keane in at CB and we have as good a squad as any team in this league

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    oldtimer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Lobbo, I meant "EB" but I guess you knew that. The print is almost worn off my keyboard and the E is adjacent to the R. QWERTY. I must remember QWERTY...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • The magnitude of the `mass` uprising would be determined by how many people have bought XXXXXL bell-tent sized replica shirts with "Redmond" or "Hooper" on.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Any what will £9m for Reds buy us now - A nice upper mid-table finish in this years Championship - Where is the ambition ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • The Emirates Epicentre of Epicureanism, Dubya! Hi, Lobbo. Your doubts about RB seem justified. He doesn`t seem to be well placed in the pecking order just now, and we still have VO-O, McGrandles & Howson to come into contention. Sorry about mentioning the unmentionable, el dingo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • There has not been a mass uprising in Norfolk since Kett's Rebellion in 1549, if you ignore the cushion throwing incidents of the more recent past. I don't want us to sell Redmond and Hooper but as much as I would like to see my Irish colleague's prediction come true, I don't think that the forces of law and order will be troubled if we do.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • If true (!), take the money and run, run, run. Was trying to compile a UTube clip of the number of times he has cut inside just to smash the ball anywhere but towards the actual goal but ran out of hard drive space on my laptop. One good cross every 10 games is not worth that kind of money. Time for Josh to step up.

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    john doe

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Or maybe a 'rum ole dew'.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • There's an ocean of money out there but never fear Captain Mac will steer us through the next few hours and it'll be rum all round when we weather the storm and examine the catch *~*.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Sorry Brew, did I write greed and money ? I must have meant the promised land of milk and honey !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • That would be useful money in the bank to reinvest in January ..give the Murphys a chance..but us fans won't forget there's a big fat kitty ready for January. I'm sure we'll lose either Redmond or Hooper tomorrow..opinions are divided on who we would rather lose. However..I predict mass uprising if we sell both!!

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    Irish canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Brew you mentioned CH yesterday and SO today. Don't use the Roedent word tomorrow! Ps yesterday was disappointing not disastrous. I think we would have to take £9m for Redmond. I would.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • 'MBA Marine' haven't seen you post for awhile, enjoy your points of view. I think this transfer 'last day' will be our most exciting yet, good or bad, who knows. As 'cutty' says "hang on to your hats". 'Brew' how much do you think we'll get for Elliott Bennett? I've got it, perhaps our 2nd team will make a bid!

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Take the 9 Million, Josh Murphy will prove to be a better player. Redmond made the cross from which Grabban scored, but he was partly responsible for Bournemouth's equaliser Scott Sinclair is available from Man City

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    PhilH

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Swiss, ref differential tonsures; one of them should go blonde, in the style of Cissé.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Dubya, ol` buddy, you`re tempting fate there - "the promised land of greed and money...". Your pal Steady will be off on the Dastardly Despot of Dubai track again... Just saying. I sensed that Nates was getting a touch irritable, and almost Robert-like at times yesterday. Some pointing and whinging at colleagues. If there is any truth in this rumour, presumably Brum stand to get a sell-on bonus? Not long before the Sash-cord snaps...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Always fun to watch you all get whipped into a frenzy over a rumour, how many times are we going to see these stories about our players and others, there are far more stories than transfers. The other thing to remember is, we don't want to spend all the money in the pot but better to keep some in the bank for January, when we may need a boost to see us over the line. Would we miss Redmond if he went, probably not with the vast array of great MF players we have in the squad. We have Howson, O'neil, E, Bennet, McGradell and Vidas, non of which we've used yet.

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    parkeg1

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • He has got lots of potential but as we all know, still needs some work on finishing and his overall reading of the game. Keeping hold of players is vital but we also have to use them. I don't want to see him go but it gives an opportunity for the Murphy twins who are on fire at the moment. Given that, I think that McNally will take the money and can I suggest that some of it is invested in different haircuts for those identical twins.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9m Sell! I think we already have as good in the squad but I said it last year and I say again Juinor Hoilett from QPR would be a great asset, plays as winger and striker, versatile player and on the fringes at QPR.

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    MBA Marine

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Here we go, silly season has started ! What do we need the money for selling our players for ? If the board is serious about getting back to the promised land of greed and money then they need to let NA hold onto his players and give him money to add to his squad - not deplete it and then bung the loot into the bank. We need to show some ambition !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • £9m would be difficult to refuse

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Hold onto your hats the news headline roller-coaster is under-way.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

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