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Bournemouth sign Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban for reported £8million

17:55 11 January 2016

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Nathan Ake of Watford and Lewis Grabban of Norwich battle during City's 2-0 loss at Vicarage Road in December 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Bournemouth have completed their long-term pursuit of Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban.

The Canaries are believed to have made a £4.5m profit on the 27-year-old, who joined the club from Bournemouth in 2014 as Neil Adams’ first signing. Grabban was strongly linked with a return move to the Cherries in the last summer transfer window and had made just eight Norwich appearances this season, scoring once.

Grabban was suspended by City after going AWOL ahead of a Capital One Cup second round tie at Rotherham United in August, reportedly as he tried to force through a move to Bournemouth.

Norwich boss Alex Neil reintroduced Grabban to the first-team fold in mid-September, coming off the bench in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool.

The former Millwall and Rotherham hotshot then went on to score his first goal of the season in a 1-1 home draw with Arsenal at the end of November.

However he has not featured since starting the Canaries’ 2-0 loss at Watford in early December and has not even been on the substitutes bench for the past five matches.

Grabban has now returned to Bournemouth though, in a deal thought to be worth £8million.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe thinks Grabban has improved as a player since leaving Dean Court in the summer of 2014, for a reported £3m.

“We’re really pleased to be bringing Grabbs back to Bournemouth,” Howe told his club’s website. “It was such a long drawn out transfer but we’re delighted it’s been done.

“He had such a good time for us, scored goals, worked incredibly hard and it’s a good fit for us.

“He’ll bring enthusiasm and the benefit of Grabbs is that he knows how we play.

“I think we’ll be getting a better Lewis Grabban, but he’ll realise that we’ve got better as well and he will have to adapt too. But we’re in no doubt we’re getting a good player back.

“He’s also someone who was popular in the dressing room, behind the scenes he’s a strong motivator and we’re delighted to be bringing him back.”

Six goals in his first nine games for City, including the only goal in a 1-0 win at Ipswich, saw Grabban become an instant hit. Just two goals followed in his next 22 matches but the forward returned to form after the arrival of Alex Neil.

Another burst of five goals in six games in February and March helped keep City’s promotion push firmly on track but a red card in a 1-1 draw at Rotherham late in the season saw his campaign end on a low note.

In total Grabban scored 13 goals in 44 matches for the Canaries.

He rejoins Bournemouth, where he scored 35 goals in 93 matches to help the Cherries to promotion from League One and then to establish themselves in the Championship, on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The Dorset club were promoted as champions under Howe last season and are currently two points behind City in the Premier League standings, in 16th place.

Grabban’s signing follows hot on the heels of Bournemouth announcing the signing of striker Benik Afobe from Wolves, in a deal reportedly worth a club-record £10m.

The 22-year-old former Canaries target has joined the Cherries on a four-and-a-half-year deal, having scored 10 goals for Wolves already this season.

Afobe is a proven scorer outside of the Premier League, having scored 32 times for MK Dons and Wolves last season.

Do you think City were right to sell Grabban to Bournemouth? Cast your vote in the poll above or leave a comment below.

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76 comments

  • Trust the Board. Just who is chairman of the board. He was trusted with a lot of this countries money, round about the time of the crash in 20078. Now if they had the balls to get a supporters representative on the board, then its a different matter

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Good point waclor. I really do think that AN has much more sense than the likes of Eddie Howe, despite the fact that EH is definitely a good manager as well. Grabban was superb in league 1, okay in the championship and sh1t in the prem. Can't help but think that Bournemouth are preparing to go down! INWT

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    CityCanary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • There must be two Benik Ofobe's because I distinctly remember the one we tried to sign in the Summer saying he would not be interested in moving to a club like Norwich and presumably that would equally apply to a club with a ground half the size of NCFC enjoying their first ever season in the top division who were very recently all but bankrupt. On the other hand it may be the same one who changed his tune when he could not even get into a championship side.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Reg - please don't get me wrong, I am delighted at the signing of the lad but there was a report on this website regarding the fans reaction that end and they seemed almost please to offload him. Don't want to sound like an MOG. Good points you make about him playing against stoke...hadn't thought of all that! Possibly B'mouth then. INWT

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    CityCanary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • The only ones who have been "done" are Bournemouth. Big style.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Trawl previous posts BC? I replied to you personally saying "the Wolves fans recon that it's a done deal" to which you replied so don't give me that pony. The fact that it got your hopes up isn't my problem. Go and eat your porkies pies and leave this site behind until you can tell the truth. Very sad!

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    baguio

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Credit where it's due to McNally for extracting such an enormous fee for such an average player. Would like to see Jordan Rhodes signed and also try and sign someone like Calum Chambers either permanent or loan.

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    Big Bonce

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Question: Is it was it... possible to clause the grabban sale that he couldnt be picked for the game against us ?

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    Mustardman

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • If nothing else, the fact that a club like Bournemouth has has to spend best part of 20 m quid on two strikers with no proven PL pedigree is testament to how overpriced the Jan transfer window really is. Of course the down side to this is that this is the self -same market that , as a result of the board's inactivity during the summer, we'll have to deal in ourselves. Neither Grabban nor Ofobe are even certain starters for their respective clubs this season. To be fair, neither is Naismith, but at least he has a track record at top and International level. If we can effectively swap Grabban for Naismith, then its a reasonable gamble that he will get the goals that keep us up, in which case it will prove to be a smart bit of business.

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    Rick

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • I am glad that this drama is now over and if we really have £8M, kerching! Now we need to see that money reused to get us some more goalscoring before it's too late.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Sorry! Pretty much a done deal, I'm not going to trawl through the archives though what exactly was said, but you built my hopes up Baggy, thinking we were getting a good striker in. Oh well he'll be rubbish at Bournemouth, anyway must crack on and eat some more pork pies, have a nice day.

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    Bald Canary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • @Bald Canary, how can you write that someone on here said that Afobe was a done deal when you know full well that that is not what was said at all? You have proved once again what sort of individual you are. A bare faced porky pie merchant. Shame on you. Pathetic!

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    baguio

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • I wonder how many strikers B'mouth will put on the pitch on Saturday? We know how many Norwich will.

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • CityCanary, please share those, "worrying reports" regarding Pinto? These posts are full of ill-founded opinions, I'd love to read more facts and details! As for seeing him at Stoke, that sounds like a recipe for injury. Do remember he's come from a mid-season layoff in Croatia, plus he'll have had few opportunities to train during negotiations and travelling, plus the need to adjust to the hectic style of English football. kevin, on the balance of his performances for Norwich, selling Grabban to Bournemouth is a brilliant strategy, like having a saboteur on the inside of one of our rivals. Also note, noone else was offering money for a less-than-fringe player.

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Good business? He scored a goal every 3.38 games. Was he our best current striker (cant find the stats)? However we have an odd mindset at the club concerning strikers who are mostly bought to sit and watch games until they are sold or loaned out. No wonder he wanted away. Laffs and Hoops next? RVW? Predictable window so far. Striking early not happened, one out, one in. A right back who we know little about. Do we need a CB? Never realised that. We can afford Naismith now. Who else can we sell to afford one in? Or is that it? We might just survive as we are. Then we can sell AN.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Waclor, leave wivenhoebudgie's vocabulary alone :) With half the posters here making new uses for "there, their, they're, your, you're, our, are, have and of", I quite liked 'permanise' :) But surely the opposite in this context should be 'loanise'? If the figures really are £3.5m in and 8 out, that's brilliant business although we must allow substantial inflation due to increased tv money. I'm just pleased that his departure will not allow AN another aberration in picking him ahead of CJ or Mbokani. Now for some defenders to let us field a balanced 5:5 team.

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • The truth will never emerge from the Carra. Suffice it to say, I have some sympathy with you, Grabs, after what happened at Rotherham. It seems that some P.O.T.S. don't realise that the award relates to footballing achievements. That said, I think the move is in everyone's best interests. Face it, you can pocket a tidy sum to go house hunting in Sandbanks..........preferably this coming Saturday afternoon, a word of advice, if the missus asks to stop off in Derby for a comfort break on your to the south coast, don't believe a word of it.

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    Barking Wise

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Whatever business we do in this window, if we have not recruited at least one centrehalf by 2 February it will count as yet another pathetic window. Is there any living organism in the entire universe that remains unaware that Russell Martin in central defence equals one goal dow at the start? If either Bassong or Bennett get a suspension or injury Martin is all we have. Talk about going into a gunfight with a water pistol.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Good riddance to the bad attitude over rated player. 8 Million Lol. Well done Norwich. Not even worth 8 hundred grand!

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    rob

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Looks a good business decision, time will tell if it's a good football decision. Bournemouth intend to stay in the Premier League. Will NCFC? Not with performances like last Saturday! Top quality help is needed, not more guys who management hope might turn out okay

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    GolfingCanary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Just looked at the Bournemouth Echo website and the contributors generally seem very happy to have him back but the clearly hate Norwich. I take that as a compliment! OTBC NMTD

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    RichardGarratt

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I'm pleased to see the back of a player whose heart was clearly set on Bournemouth. However, if Grabbing turned into a premier league striker and kept the cherries up at our expense, would 8 mil represent good value?

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    Ashley Smith

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Never sell anyone to relegation rivals! Especially without having concluded deals for desperately needed incoming players. Now we need Naismith AND a new striker AND a centre back.

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    TheProf

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • …..and just what was Vincent Kompany doing here on Saturday?….He wasn't involved with Man City it seems!….Is he the Centre Back we are looking for?….

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • 100% the right decision as long as the board gives the money to Alex Neil to buy Steven Naismith and a high quality centre back, and we will be ok. We would have never got £8M from anyone else for him, so we have made huge profit in 18 months. You cannot play this game of not selling to your rivals, it's better to sign the players we need and not worry about the opposition. I'll be gobsmacked if Grabban is a success even with Bournemouth, still good luck to him he obviously wasn't happy at City.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I'm glad he's gone as the man has an attitude problem and is definitely not of premiership quality, that's not saying he may do well for Bournemouth for a spell, until they get relegated that is, then he should be more at home.

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    John L Norton

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Selling Grabban is good business as his heart was clearly elsewhere, lets be thankful for what he did contribute when wearing our colours.

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    pezza61

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I'm not against selling Grabban but to Bournemouth? A crazy decision mid season, I hope this doesn't come back t haunt us! The proceeds plus that again needs to be spent at least to put us in a stronger position.

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    kevin

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • cleverpeteacher (great name btw) why should anybody blindly trust our Board to reinvest income from transfer out directly into transfer in? I don't and if you do good luck to you!

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Naismith and at least one good centerback and I think we will have a good mid-table team as long as we don't get hit with injuries. Voo, Jarvis, and Naismith feeding more good crosses in to the strikers we have, along with the stronger defence should provide a much more balanced team and do it for this season. Would still not be unhappy with a lot of money coming in for Redmond - his attitude and effort need to change if he is going to be an NCFC star.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Seems like good business to me. If we can get Naismith for a similar sum even better. A lot has been said ( in the negative ) about his age. It is obvious Norwich are a bit naive from top to bottom when it comes to the PL. A player such as Naismith might just be the answer in the dressing room & on the pitch. After all age didn't stop players like Peters , Channon , Hartford , O'Neil Holt etc from giving City some of their best moments. An experienced & dominant CB & a proven ( & fit ) striker , ship out the ' nearly men ' and JOB DONE. OTBC

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    Victor Bullimore

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Whatever anyone says, it does seem like ncfc's signings take longer than necessary and I do fear that we will simply run out of time, although I'm sure AN has the right intentions. Having said that, we have done four bits of business this window, 2 in and 2 out and it sounds although SN will be coming in the next few days so it could be worse. V. much looking forward to seeing Matt Jarvis back in the squad. I watched his two goals for city again the other day and I really do think he is such a quality player. He isn't someone just relying on tap-ins to get his goal scoring tally up. Also interested in watching Ivo Pinto player, potentially a very good signing although I have read some worrying reports about him. Shall make my judgement on him after I have seen him play - hopefully he will be in the squad against Stoke, any news on that one? Vadis is improving with every game and the same with our defense. Furthermore, Mbokani is a great player and if we give him a run of games could really make his mark at this club. I would, however, like to see Lafferty become number two choice instead of third or fourth. Wisdom is always a very handy player to have around and could even make his mark as a CB. All in all, Norwich is moving forward and I think that we will certainly improve on our position before the end of the season. INWT

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    CityCanary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Peter Crouch back here on loan for the rest of the Season would do it for me.Stranger things have happened.

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    irongloves

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Waclor as a pro tem measure, i'll go for impermanise in an ad hoc sort of way. And yes a decent centre half please.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • So Bournemouth have a Double Denim signing then? I wonder who's next . . . . Chuck Norris ?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • LGs undoing was going AWOL. He clearly thought he was better than he is. True he scored against them up the A140 but he could not rely on that keeping on the payroll. No I'm not sorry to see him go but, let's see how he does come Saturday. Anyway to more important issues a good CB and a good striker will see us OK.

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    Egyptian canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I am dismayed to read yet another comment asking why the board hasn't spent money to give supporters the players they 'deserve'. What a load of nonsense. Who are these players? Where are they? Let's just snap our fingers and surely they'll come running - isn't it as easy as that? And Charlie Austin - like Afobe, decidedly average this season so far, but with completely shot knees, so struggling to pass any medical. I'm happy with the business, but sad it didn't work out for Grabs here; he was first choice right up until Rotherham, and his star never recovered from that day. I thought he was quality. City will bring in players who are 1. A good fit 2. The right price 3. Keen to come. Number 3 will be the main sticking point for many, although if we stay up this might become less of an issue.

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    clever pe teacher

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Good bit of business selling Grabbs for £8M. With Bournemouth shelling out £20M on Afobe & Grabban it will put them under increased pressure to stay up now. So lets look forwards now..... Jarvis & Pinto IN, Naismith nearly there - we need to get a new Striker and a CB now in this window then we can afford to let a few fringe players go. Lets get on with it ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Good return on him, wish him well after he has played us, but you get the feeling if he plays, then history will repeat itself. Still waiting for Afobe to arrive at Carra Rud, after all on here somebody announced a couple of months ago, it was a done deal.

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    Bald Canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • What is the opposite of "Permanised" Wivenhoe? A contract which is short and curly?

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    waclor

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I understand that Wivenhoe..but it's still money invested in the squad. The number of players we have is not the issue..an added bit of quality in certain areas is what we need. Grabban doesn't offer us anything more than we already have in the likes of Jerome and Mbokani. Naismith is different ..and I look forward to that one being confirmed. Hopefully a CB and another striker will follow

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    Irish canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • What a great bit of business if it is £8 million. Just goes to show how ridiculous the transfers have got. But Bournmouth are going for it and getting players in. Lets see Norwich do the same. Get the transfers done and dusted in the next week. Lets not let the last few games fool anybody. Great results but better quality needed.

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    Carts

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • One suspects that Bournemouth's role models are Portsmouth, Bolton, Wigan and Leeds. Whereas I am as vociferous as any against the board looking mean with money and not buying a centrehalf, we do not need to follow the path of those clubs whon imploded financially on relegation. Please please find a couple of good central defenders though.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Delia definitely needs to sign up sponsorship with Tena men, £8m !! I remember when you could buy a whole squad for that. I bet he ends up keeping the bench warn. Good business, OTBC

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    twopips

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Sooo much money in the bank ! Please spend it wisely - But please spend some. I personally feel Naismith is too old and is not an asset that we would be able to sell on in the future. I do not have a great deal of confidence that we will buy well or if players want to come to Norwich unfortunately, although we did well to get Brady earlier. We will see !

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Irish I deliberately did not include Matt Jarvis as we had him on a season long loan with the option to buy. He would have been here anyway. Much like Graham Dorrans was already here when we permanised him in june.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I really hope we complete the Steve Naismith signing . Everton fans would rather us take Kone ! . Although 3 years older than Grabban this would in affect be an amazing exchange. Just the right personality & grafter we need , coming from an excellent club like Everton. Maybe Bournemouth will get the best out of Grabban , only them would have offered that sort of money for him ,we had to take it.

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    spark

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I am not sad to see him go and pleased NCFC have made a profit. His first touch is not premier league . Suspect that Bournmouth is the club for him as he was not committed to Norwich. Hopefully the money will be reinvested in someone who will be loyal to the Norwich cause.

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    Norwichtrev2311

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Would love to know whether Jerome was preferred to Grabban on merit to start the play-off final or whether Grabban was on the bench only because he wasn't considered match fit then due to his recent suspension. In the event, that all important first goal at Wembley speaks for itself. A player who walks out on his club, team-mates and fans can't be all good. Not a bad player - but as it turns out, an even greater signing financially by Neil Adams.

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    Barton

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Wivenhoe..it's actually 2in, 2 out currently...Jarvis is now on the books - a quality signing. Jimmie..I would guess that Alex withdrew his interest in Afobe. By all accounts he's been subdued at Wolves this year and not shown his true potential..a lack of moral fortitude Alex has shown he does not appreciate in his staff. I would expect and hope we have a couple of quality signings to come..£8m is great business

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    Irish canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Not too bothered about his departure, price seems to vary from £7 to £8 million, if that is now spent on Naismith then I would consider that an upgrade. He should have been shown the door rather than Johnson in my view, if the rumours were anywhere near the truth. I wonder where this leaves Lafferty who done ok alongside CJ on Saturday and so nearly scored a consolation goal. Likewise, does this mean Hooper may come in from the cold or will we strike it luck and bring in a decent goal scorer together with a much needed centre back.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • expect Naismith to be announced soon, but is he a forward or an attacking midfielder?. I feel the latter.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Very strange that if we knew we would sell him to Bournemouth, we sat and watched whilst they signed Afobe, who we made 3 bids for previously. I am missing something, it cant be the cost because if we sold Grabber for 7 mil then 10 for Afobe looks a sensible price. I am happy hes gone as just doesnt fit AN style of play however im lost as to what the plan (if any) the club has.

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    Jimhow

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Cutty, I'm on Archie's veto list today. Thanks for info. I'll maybe email you!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Thanks cutty. You'll maybe be pleased to know I didn't give up easily. Not even my Penguin Dictionary of Biology (1961 revision) had the word! Nearest was "caryopsis" (fruit of grasses) and "Carpel" (female reproductive organ of flowering plants). I couldn't find "acarpous" anywhere, but it looks like a proper word to me! Other linked words are "carpogonium" and "carpospore". Custard's into things called "metetarsels" at the moment. Cannot find that in a dictionary, either. Not even a hieroglyphics one.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • transfer window score update .ins 1-2 outs. paper profit about £5m

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Please tell me what he did to double his value? I can't understand why Bournemouth would want him either? Afobe and Wilson are ten times the players that he is. GREAT business for us though. INWT

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    baguio

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Happy days, and great business, other than Snodders and Fer City have given most of their players away, nice change from the norm, Bennet also went for a fee whereas a year ago his contract would have just ticked down and let go for free, has the new chairman had an impact?

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I'm pretty OK with this. Scored plenty of valuable goals in his time with us and a good workrate but not a Premier level striker so great return. To say he's one of our worst players is well off the mark though. We need to use this money well now.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Funny old World. A paper profit. It'll keep Itchy and\or Scratchy happy. I really don't think he was a bad player. Something went wrong.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • midland . . . the answer was mooted earlier today. Bournemouth have a billionaire playboy owner having his 15 minutes of fame. To my pleasure, Norwich have security, passion and loyalty in their owners, but millionaire status only. It's not a game to DS and MWJ. This is their business, and my club :-)

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Brilliant business, why Bournemouth want him so badly i'll never know, but let's hope this means we have a couple of signings on the way.

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    MellowYellow

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • I'm glad he's gone (hi Baguio!) but WHERE our our signings, Board? Come on, play nicely now and buy us a lovely striker and more importantly a top class CB. We deserve it because we turn up week in, week out and we want our team to stay in the PL. What do you want?

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Brew, from another page. Acarpous? Not producing fruit. Would have used it to describe Grabbs as well as Archie's hacks but £8m is a lot of currency.

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    cutty

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • VictorM for NCFC recruitment. Sensible comments all round. Great goals for us in the Champ to shoot us to the stars. I'm grateful but can't wish the guy too much good fortune for the future. Maybe a hot shot again in the Champ next season. Who knows. All the best though for his Jamaican international career. He's far better than most before him. The Rotherham match was the turning point in his NCFC career.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Good business but how can Bournmouth afford to buy 2strikers with a much smaller ground than Carrow Road, and we can`t seem to get one. Their ambition must be massively greater than ours.

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    midlandcanary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Maybe Bournemouth will sell Murray. Or there's always Balotelli on load for the rest of the season?

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    Surrey Canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Just watch him find his goal scoring touch next Saturday.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • But why on earth didn't we let him go to them 2 weeks ago and then push to get Efobe. He would have Been n a great signing for us. Now Bournemouth got him as well.

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    PAG

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Can we have Charlie Austin now please along with Naismith and Kone = Survival

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    David Evans

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • He was never going to feature in ANs plans and 8M is a good price for him,I am not bothered he has gone to Bournemouth if they didn't get him they would sign somebody else and I am not convinced he will be a great buy for them anyway.Its imperative now we get a couple of bodies in and I am sure there are plans afoot,OTBC

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    canaryjon

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Grabban out Naismith in, sounds like a fair deal to me.

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    lordbesty

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Brilliant bit of business by Norwich. I would have kicked him out the door after he got sent off at Rotherham at the end of last season, a game that could have been pivotal in getting automatic promotion. He strikes me as a spoiled little brat, with no real discernible talent, I'd have been pleased to just get him off the payroll, let alone get £7m for him.

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    The king of chins

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Sorry I have already devalued Grabben - the fee appears to be £8 million - even better.

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    VictorM

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Finally we have off-loaded one of our worst players for a great amount!

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    CityCanary

    Monday, January 11, 2016

  • £7 million is a tremendous return on a player who never really cut the mustard at Norwich. I am sure the current manager will be able to put the money to good use in the next couple of weeks. The two signings to date look useful, add to that Steve Naismith and the squad will be enhanced. Let's hope for a striker and a central defender to round it all off nicely.

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    VictorM

    Monday, January 11, 2016

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