What do you think of Norwich City’s summer transfer dealings?

Cameron Jerome is just one of the players Neil Adams has welcomed through the door this summer. Cameron Jerome is just one of the players Neil Adams has welcomed through the door this summer.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
11:31 AM

The summer transfer window has shut, and Norwich City’s business is done – what do you make of it?

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The Canaries kept hold of most of their stars, although they let Ricky van Wolfswinkel out on loan and lost last season’s player of the year Robert Snodgrass.

Yet nine players have come in through the door, plus one youngster in Louis Thompson who will get to strut his stuff for Norwich come next season. With him and Conor McGrandles, has the club’s transfer policy shifted to long-term thinking?

Vote on our poll and leave your comments below.

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  • It seems to me that Adams is living his life like a candle in the wind, never knowing who to cling to when the rain sets in. Overall, I think that we will be there of there about's in the playoff places, if not there's always next year. I don't think that it's all doom and gloom, with the promise of a few new seat being put it, that will certainly hope with the atmosphere. At the end of the day, it's not quite as bad as one of John Virgo's waistcoats and it's certainly better than the awkardness of trying to recall all of the items on the coveyor belt, at the end of the Generation Game. What do you think Mad Brewer? We should have taken the plunge though with signing Alex Song.

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    Whiley Boy

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Now Neil Adams transfer dealings are now over he looks to have the strongerst squads in the championship . Now he got to learn to get the right mix and put the strongest team out and no leave top players on the bench to make way for frince players . That's the only fult , the younger player will get their chance one day but return to the premeirship is more important than giving them a chance.

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    DOBBY1970

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Sorry, ScotCan. It`s just that feeble STD gag has been around for a while now. It was initially a gentle jibe at those that may see a Carra Season Ticket as an entry to some sort of elevated quasi-aristocratic\insider status. Perhaps you hadn`t seen it before. Others either saw it as too trite\crass\obvious to be worthy of comment. Or, as you imply, it may have flown over the collective cuckoo`s nest. Outside chance it may have hit a nerve here and there. Pax Canaria. PS: Drybrough`s Keg Heavy beats Dullard`s Bitter any old day. Irn Bru, made with girders, Jimmy ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Glad you`re back, Fagen. I`ve been in touch with Blaaffen & el dingo. Also, I`ve been doing some consumer research, and have concluded that there are better venues than The Pargeteresses` Pantihose. In summary, I humbly submit for your consideration the D1ck Katze Brauerei Zapfen. It`s not that far from the PP. What do you think? I`ll look at my emails (if Aunty BT will allow me) & see if Blaff `n` dingo have opined yet. (I think Blaff may have already given the nod to the DKBZ). I remember you saying you were having a break somewhere. How was Spalding? ;-) Yours sycophantically, Toll Brauer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Brew it's probably about time we organised another little gathering. How about next week or the one after. I'm available most days. We have had interest form your friend Igno, Bluelight, Ohhh Huckerby, Nelson and of course Dingo. Blaafen might be available. And the crustacean. Anyway for anyone who wants to come along we normally meet at the Plasterers, just off Magdalen, at lunchtime.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Thanks for those votes of confidence Lincs and Brew. I was away in Holland for a week and could only comment for the first time last night. Another thing that caught my eye was the salary of MU's new signing, Falcao. I think it is reported as £346,000 per week. I did a little back of the envelope equation and worked out that if he goes to the toilet for something serious,in that time he will have earned our average weekly salary of around £400. The peoples game indeed.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Nah, you're mixing up Redman with Redmond.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Cutty I seem to remember that you were one of the people that said Redmond and Hooper would be going.

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    The man

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • ... Btw; not only were we being regaled with journo-bollox about Club-record signings, Holland Internationals etc, we were relegated with them. The difference this time is that we have Adams and Three Lungs instead of Chrissy & Bewilderwood. Lambo proved you could make a silk purse out of a sow`s ear (obligatory cliché), Krughton achieved the opposite. The `King Midas in Reverse` of the Footy World. I bet he could turn Skittles into office furniture.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I cannot identify any of alan clark`s trolls. Your radar must be more finely tuned than mine, ac! Interesting observation from waclor there, reference incontinence. With the bizarre numbers sometimes used by posters - eg. "add 23 to the mix next year" - indicates that some might be in need of a good slash. Canary\West sorted his out. CW - I`ve actually blanked the forwardslash key, so only the back\slash one... well, slashes. What a relief... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • .....IRISH Canary!....Just got around to reading about your sad loss!...Time and only time can make things easier! ...What happens with Norwich City is insignificant at this stage!...I speak from personal experience, having had the same mum for 79 years!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Glad to see the feel good factor back in full swing. I agree that we now have a potentially good enough and big enough squad to challenge for promotion even if the odd one or two players don't come up to expectation. Also good to see Hooper and Redmond still in the mix, some on here were convinced they'd be gone, but they wont admit to it.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Of course any side going up to the Premiership needs to strengthen but if we're still in the frame come January, I am sure there will be a couple of new faces coming in then. First priority though is getting up and that's far from easy. I've already earmarked the play-off final date as it fits in with the kids school holidays.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • It took but a split second to cotton on to that one, Brew. But I do seem to be in a minority of one. Perhaps others have their minds on higher things in this most auspicious of weeks.

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    ScotCan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • A bit like the little boy who said the king was wearing no clothes it was Steely who dared say of the new signings, never heard of them. They certainly give us strength in numbers where needed but have much to do if they are to justify the triumphalism generated on this board. Personally my favourite outcome was Hooper remaining and hearing he had spoken well of the club. Michigan again is valiantly pursuing the raison d'etre of what happens if PL football returns to our city. Sheer enthusiasm and 5:3;2 should do it says BOF (I'm a duffer at formations BOF, but should that be 2:3:5, assuming you are harking back to the days of Ashman and co?). The problem with the enthusiasm thing is it has a limited shelf life. It might give you a season's grace but it falls down when other teams have both enthusiasm and quality and losing becomes a habit. That then brings us to where Michigan wants investment in the squad and in turn we look to our owners. Assuming no change on that front perhaps the Swansea template might work for us. However, the Swans have an ownership structure which gives fans a place on the board and a say in how things are done. So having thought it all through it comes down to one thing. Trust in Neil.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • No it's not counter productive buying prem or class players that can handle the prem! And only 45 teams in the prem can afford a Drogba etc.. After promotion,it's about the blend of keeping the players who are capable and will "play" for the club,and buying the RIGHT players who have top league experience.. Worthy was allowed only to get a couple in and in my view were not the right ones.. Though at that time we had a very poor overseas scouting system...And he relied on performances in that years euros to help him with his choices.. We are lucky that most of our squad are already experienced and although Houghtons style didn't allow a lot of them to express themselves, with Adams at the helm,I think we will do as well or even better than lamberts teams. As we could see in the final 5 matches of the prem last year,the team looked a lot more positive and gained good reviews,although we lost,which under the circumstances,was understandable playing against the top 6 clubs,and having to change formationsphilosophy in a very short time.. Add 23 to the mix next year and wayheeeeey!

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    alan clark

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I have been fortunate enough to live through times when my country has won world cups in football, cricket and rugby, and I cared then. Do I care now? Yes but in football my hopes of further success have long departed. If Tettey plays do I support Norway? No, although I wish him well and particularly an injury free night.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • And as for the Prem I STILL say that the best way is to go up there and throw a committed and successful team at them , sheer enthusiasm will get results . Buying in some indifferent or mediocre players with apparent " Prem " credentials ( because NCFC cant afford a Didier Drogba or a Luis Suarez ) is counter productive . Play the guys who got you there because they will be the ones who really really want to rub the big names noses in it . And a confident team-with-a-buzz will succeed . Some of the time .The alternative Worthington model ( bring in some indifferent " stars " who couldn't care less ) or the Hughton model ( defend defend defend and stay up by any means ) have both been failures . So let's try the 5:3:2 formation and rip right into them .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • And as for the Prem I STILL say that the best way is to go up there and throw a committed and successful team at them , sheer enthusiasm will get results . Buying in some indifferent or mediocre players with apparent " Prem " credentials ( because NCFC cant afford a Didier Drogba or a Luis Suarez ) is counter productive . Play the guys who got you there because they will be the ones who really really want to rub the big names noses in it . And a confident team-with-a-buzz will succeed . Some of the time .The alternative Worthington model ( bring in some indifferent " stars " who couldn't care less ) or the Hughton model ( defend defend defend and stay up by any means ) have both been failures . So let's try the 5:3:2 formation and rip right into them .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Oh I am perfectly happy with all the new guys brought in , with slight question marks hanging over Vadis ( hope to **** he is not another Wolfie ) and over Cameron Jerome ( do I smell journeyman player ? ) . I hope time proves my fears unfounded . As for the rest , we haven't spent very much for what seem to be either solid experienced players or bright young prospects , so if something there fails it isn't catastrophic .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • BEST SUMMER BIZ EVER!!! ..Strongest squad in this league and probably stronger than a few in the prem! I see a couple of 1p5twich trolls are on here still pretending to support our cause but trying to undermine our confidence.. Though got their work cut out now lol... I disagree the prem has got stronger,I think the era of 2003 to 2008 with a young Rooney,twinkle toes, Thierry and Chelsea's young Drogba with JT and lampard at their best ....Bolton even had a couple of world class players..Campo pederson and that abdola something guy..

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    alan clark

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • BEST SUMMER BIZ EVER!!! ..Strongest squad in this league and probably stronger than a few in the prem! I see a couple of 1p5twich trolls are on here still pretending to support our cause but trying to undermine our confidence.. Though got their work cut out now lol... I disagree the prem has got stronger,I think the era of 2003 to 2008 with a young Rooney,twinkle toes,Arsenals Thierry and Chelsea's young Drogba with JT and lampard at their best ....Bolton even had a couple of world class players..Campo pederson and that abdola something guy..

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    alan clark

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Have we actually bought ( not borrowed) a player form Arsenal since Laurie Brown and Terry Anderson?

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    lindsay McNeile

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Wise words of caution from the old curmudgeon Steely Dan. How long ago were we being regaled with stuff about `Club-record signing` this, and `Masterly headed goal on debut` that? My allegiance to Norfolk is strong. I was deputy assistant head sandwich-maker at Norwich Rugby Club. When it was actually in Norwich. Golf ruins a decent stroll.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • For Sale in Norwich area twentyfive thousand boxes of incontinence pads. Reason for sale is a complete absence of pant wetters in Norfolk.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think this is the best transfer window for Norwich I have ever seen from a financial as well as a playing point of view. I doubt if there is one manager in the Championship who is not envious of this squad. Poor old Neil now has an enormous task to bring the new boys into a very good team and make it great. Well done all concerned. As The Young Mr Grace would have said in that awful sitcom: "You've all done very well".

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think this is the best transfer window for Norwich I have ever seen from a financial as well as a playing point of view. I doubt if there is one manager in the Championship who is not envious of this squad. Poor old Neil now has an enormous task to bring the new boys into a very good team and make it great. Well done all concerned. As The Young Mr Grace would have said in that awful sitcom: "You've all done very well".

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Commiserations Irish, no one like a mum.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Very pleased with the moves. Needed defenders and was pleased with the pickups. Enjoy the mixin of youth. If we had gotten a big price for Redmond, I'd have been happy waving goodbye, but otherwise pleased he stayed. His pace is an asset in and of itself, creates, and he's young. Funny how many say that no one wants a player (e.g. Seb) ergo he's no good, and then everyone wants Redderz and its proof everyone else is idiotic and he's overrated.

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    Pennsylvania Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Would rather reserve judgment on all these signings because,to be honest, I have never heard of any of them. Hoiveld rang a bell but then that might be Van Hoidonck the old Forest striker coming into my head. Last year everybody was equally excited by the new signings and they were all failures.

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    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Stew..my irish side is paternal and I was blessed to be brought up in the North through my teens ..try wearing "our"colours in some parts where I grew up..that makes for a dedicated fan! My maternal side is from Yarmouth..and I grew up in the great county until I was 11.. hence my allegiance. My mum was also a lifelong fan until her untimely passing yesterday..I'll miss her dearly. My old man, despite being an ulsterman, was county captain of the norfolk golf team in the late 70's..my allegiance to the county is strong!

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • FM Hooray. Scotcan has at last cottoned on to the STD gag. Speed up, young man. You need to cut down on the Dullard`s Bitter. (The Bullard`s logo was ripped off by Watney`s for Drybrough`s of Edinburgh)... Just a bit more exposition, as is clearly needed. Meantime; Pointy Hat & Corner for you. G`day, Adelaide!! Btw; Matt333\Rob Butler is off on a flounce. L0ut.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • No Irish, a complete waste of time and risk to players.

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    Egyptian canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • HI guys have been away but keeping abreast of what's been going on. One of the best TDD's in years. My love of this club has been tested over the years but, it is stronger now than it's been for a long time. Which why when I have people questioning anything and everything and wishing some of our best players were gone is something I just cannot understand. Just so they can see NA fail. This is not something I have seen on this message board. If these "fans" want so much to see this club of ours fail one would have to question their loyalty.

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    Egyptian canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think for once Manager and Upper Management have been on the same page, and want to have the best team possible within a reasonable budget. Perhaps one or two more could have been off loaded, but that is a personal opinion. Now if they can all gel together there should be no reason that they cannot be in the two sure promotion spots come end of season. The fact that there are up and comers in the mix is good forward planning, as they can form the nexus of the next premier team come the 1415 season. Will there be slight hiccups, of course, see Arsenal's last game, new boys seem to be able to shock them, as well as City, however there seems to be a man at the helm, who understands that only goals count and does not want to be on the defensive all the time....I can only follow on web text and reporters accounts, but keep up the good work and I'll be watching you in the premier division next season!!!

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    canuk

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Good to see the Commercial Manager at Swindon helping Norwich City recruitment!

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    Glenn

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I did not say that we have to gut the squad and bring in mediocre players who do not care about the club. What I did say is that I don't think this squad could maintain itself in the BPL, and I stand by that. I think over this summer, the BPL standard has increased even more from last season, and although two or three of the squad may do OK in the Premier league, we will need some really astute buying next summer if we get promoted, and want to stay there, so make sure the money we have from transfers and relegation is well invested. I don't see top quality players getting cheaper or wanting less wages in the next few years.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Stew ole partner, thought you'd done a Matt and gone awol. Getting to be like the Ten Green Bottles around here.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • …..What's this all about you being half Irish... Irish Canary?...May I be bold enough to ask which half it could be? .. Top half no doubt!.. I have got one foot in Waterford ,so I've been told!.....Oh! Yes indeed ..Begorrah!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • …..Tried to keep away...but a blokes got to do something with his life...what's left of it!.....Bring it on Foggo! ….You will have to change your name....it's too confusing with that other bloke!....Call yourself 'Foggy' or 'Misty' or 'Hazy' or something really outrageous like 'Smoggy'....You do see things clearly though regarding the men that that put their all into getting a club promoted, and then get discarded like a worn out piece of clothing ...Malky and Roberts to name a couple!....Any team that wins the Championship, has players good enough to compete in the Premiership!...and they have earned the right, and deserve to be given the opportunity to prove it!..... I also agree with the words of Ken Foggo!....Bassong has to be removed from the scene in the interest of the club and players....Never did rate him any way!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Rudd Cuellar Miquel Hoo O-O O' Neill Grab Laff Jerome McG that's 10?

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • What I find different this time round is that Neil has put together a well balanced mix of young prospects from the academy and bought in, some guys in their prime and some very experienced players to anchor the team. This needs to be the core team that gets promoted and can hold its own for a season or two. Every year we are will be turning over players and if we are successful the big clubs will come in and we will have more to spend. It was a salutary lesson that those more expensive guys that looked so good on paper last year ultimately didn't looks so good on grass and some have found that other grass looked greener when they failed to deliver. We owe a debt to the likes of Ruddy, Tetty, Wes, Johnno and Russ who have made that commitment to the club and steadied the ship.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Is it now possible to field a complete team of players who were not here last year?

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • On a different note..does anyone give a monkeys about the England game tomorrow night? I know I'm "half" Irish but what a waste of time!

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I agree with you BoF..I remember commenting a couple of weeks ago that I was concerned we were dismantling a squad which had at least some prem class. I look at our squad today and still believe we have a strong nucleus of prem class players. I don't subscribe to the philosophy that you need a completely different style of squad in the chump. I believe class will always out..the difference in the chump is you need those class players who will roll up their sleeves, get stuck in and be ready for a long season! There's no room for prima donnas..I think we've got rid of a couple..there may be 1 or 2 more to go in January!

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I dont agree with MichiganC that the way to go is to gut a team newly promoted to the Prem and import some " Prem players " , that was precisely the error Nigel Worthington made last time , dumped the guys that got us there and brought in mediocre indifferent journeymen players who didn't give a toss about the club .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • It would be best for the squad if Bassong was told to stay away from the training ground. Just bite the bullet and pay the wasters salary until his contract expires or someone is stupid enough to take the sulky has-been onto their books. Anyway, what is the point of keeping him on the City roster? Nobody wants him and he does not want to play for Norwich.

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I disagree strongly with you , Michigan , I think the notion that you should dump a lot of your players who won you promotion from the Championship to the Prem is very mistaken , that is exactly where Worthinton went wrong here , dumping proven enthusiastic players for indifferent journeymen . Now I would certainly agree that Iwan Roberts was no Didier Drogba or Luis Suarez , but the guy sweated blood to get there and had earned the right to get half a dozen games there . We will never know whether he would have been able to put in a performance though because the cup was snatched away from him and he never got the chance , Terrible for morale to see " Souls that fought and wrought with me " booted out and told they are not good enough , and their places given to " experienced " sluggards ( like Earwig ) . If we DO go back in the Prem with a team that has played like good 'uns all season , then run on with that winning proven team , say I , until they have shown that extra strength has to be bought in . My one fear about our present mass of new signings is that the " Buzz " we currently have might get diluted by too many new faces coming in too soon . I hope Adams can spark them all up too .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • It has been a successful transfer period.If only Bassong could have been offloaded. What a waste of money he is. Surely, in his contract ,there is clause that states " lack of interest or commitment " which can be used to terminate his contract.

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    stormy

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think this is a really strong Championship squad that can win the division if it all gels together. However, hope all the money is invested well as we will need a big rebuild to survive in the Premier League.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • On paper we now have an excellent squad - probably the strongest in the Championship and for me it looks better and more balanced than last season's Premiership lineup. The key, of course, will be how the players perform as a team. If they gel and we do benefit from the added strength in central midfield then I feel very confident we will have a great season with plenty of good football and entertainment. The icing on the cake for me is that Hooper has remained here because I still believe when fit again he and Grabban would form the best combination up front. Hooper is a good striker of the ball, can hold it up, uses the ball well and has the habit of going on runs off the ball and dragging defenders with him, which will open up space, hopefully for our midfield, which now looks capable of pushing up to link with the front men and providing support.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • ethered trying to say that for me the news that Hooper had positively endorsed NCFC was the real highlight - I got a really strong 'YYYEEESSS' reaction within me to that...

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Of all the dealings yesterday the thing that I found myself reacting to with a real strong sense of 'YYYEEESSS' was Gary Hooper's reported endorsement of the club to Jos.. Knowing he continues to hold a positive outlook despite all that happened last year, and no doubt the temptation to seek a PL club, for me was perhaps the most satisfying event of yesterday. That isn't to say all the others aren't important.

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Yeah Cutty, she often Poppins for a spoonful of sugar or something.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Swiss do you live near Julie Andrew?

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    cutty

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • We are now spoiled for choice. I am looking forward to watching the new signings. Hopefully we can now have a good cup run, (either FA or League Cup), as we now have a large squad of quality players.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Good point from Carts: "Stronger squad than last year so could be an excellent season." Perhaps the real errors were made at the end of the last Championship campaign and at the end of Season 1 in the BPL by not strengthening sufficiently then? He Who Shall Not Be Named was a large part of that and then did not play to the strengths of the players he had so I am not letting him off the hook either.

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    ScotCan

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • SuperHooperRedmondKeepers ex-be FerSursSnodgrass

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think we should be very happy with the business over the summer. Sets us up nicely. Good to see a mixture of youth and experience coming in. Good money made in players going out as well. Stronger squad than last year so could be an excellent season.

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    Carts

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I think our squad looks strong and once the new signings bed in we can hopefully really push on.We've made a sizeable net profit which can hopefully be used as a war chest in January. I don't really buy into the notion that the sale proceeds have to be used to balance the books. We didn't "overspend" in our Premier years and gamble on future years income to fund a one of spending spree. The players that have gone, wanted to go and I would say well done to the club for getting top dollar. It's possible that our stars will attract further attention in January ..but as we will be top of the league by then, why would they go to a CP or QPR simply to pass us in the "elevator" come the end of the season. If a "big" club comes calling, I don't think we should stand in their way..as long as the till goes kerching!

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Opinion reserved until I see how we use loan system to give youngsters competitive games.

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Has MB caught a STD?

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    ScotCan

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • I have decided to crawl out from under my piedra for this one. I do read and giggle most days, but this heat does effect my typing and concentration. Nice to see all my favs still here, MB, Stew, Cutty and many more besides. We would all like 3 points from every game Jigs, but that's not going to happen my friend. Maybe I will crawl out more as the evenings get cooler. A very happy ex pat, regards to all.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • PS To my posting G'day MB I see you are in fine form with your comments old mate.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Now this group of players we have must be blended into a strong force, all being well this will happen. Early in the last season on here I criticised Snodgrass for the reasons multiple criticisms came later. At the same time I praised young Redmond as a fine player, but criticising him for blindly shooting instead of laying the ball off to a better placed teammate, saying he had a very long road to go before becoming another Johnny Gavin. I hope since last season this failing of his has been corrected then his fast penetrating dashes should prove more fruitful.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • It's all very promising - just Bassong to offload. 3 points against Bournemouth would have been nice though!

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    jigs69

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • The Zombies have been re-culled. 2% again... Exciting. It`s better than that old General Election Swingometer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Back up to 3%. Must be trolls. Unless the culled ones have been reincarnated. Dawn of the Dead... Spot on summary there, Colin.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Has to be considered a positive window. We managed to keep Olsson, Howson, Redmond, Hooper, Johnson and Tettey, who should be key players for us at this level. We've invested in young players, as well as the experience of O'Neil, Hooiveld, Cuellar, Jerome. We've made some money with good deals on Fer, Snodgrass and RVW. Players who weren't getting games for whatever reasons have left in Surman, Pilkington and Becchio. The only two players we'd have wanted to go who are still here are Bassong and Bunn.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Down to 2% now. The cull has begun...

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • 3% "Bad". Hunt them down! Burn them at the stake! Dunk `em in Briston village pond on the Witch-ducking stool. Detractors, dissenters, doubters, moaners, peripheralists, heretics. Seize their season tickets. On the basis that all STDs will have voted in this important referendum, that means there are about 650 of these wicked, deluded malcontents out there. Non STD votes are treated as spoilt ballot papers. I suppose a few of de Tractor boys could`ve hacked into the poll via the EADT computer?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Generally very good. Got decent money in and it seems to have been spent wisely. Good mix of ages. Still feel we're a little light on the wings especially on the left. Plenty of depth everywhere else.

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    James Dougall

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Would have liked to have seen what impact NA's management would have had on RVW. I think we'd have started seeing the best of him but, hey, we move on. One thing is clear: NA appears to be of the same mould as Lambert. Can he have the same impact? I believe he can. All on all, a good transfer window. Glad Hoops and NR are still here

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    CovCanary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • An excellent transfer window - probably something that's historically put the fear into many a Norwich supporter over recent years. Clearly NA puts his faith in our own scholars aswell as identifying young guns from across the UK .......... may your reign long continue Neil (and there you were under our nose all the time) OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • i mean 9\10 . i forgot the backslash rule.

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • For me its 910. Or in old school terms A-.

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • There must be some long term thinking involved, as well as maintaining an experienced core of players - hopefully good enough to challenge for promotion. I suppose it`s keeping the conveyor belt charged. Also, there may be departures if some of our young guns attract the attention of a big club. (I don`t mean "the likes of" QPR & Palace). We now have 2 Murphys, Redmond, McGrandles and, pending, Louis Thompson. Plus a young centre-back in the person of Igno Rance`s Spanish second cousin thrice removed, Ignasi. It is looking quite good.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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