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Nathan Redmond was not interested in a Norwich City exit

07:00 12 November 2014

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Norwich City's England U21 international Nathan Redmond tries to not let speculation on his future affect him. Picture: PA

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Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond never considered jumping ship in the summer after being touted with a swift Premier League return.

Redmond was prepared to stay and play his part in the Canaries’ Championship promotion bid following interest from Stoke and persistent reports linking him with Southampton after the club’s relegation.

Redmond will deal with any fresh speculation in the upcoming January transfer window in the same manner he has fended off rumours since bursting onto the scene as a teenager at Birmingham.

“I am no stranger to that type of pressure because I have had at Birmingham and dealt with it in the past,” said Redmond, who is with the England Under-21s squad for this week’s friendly against Portugal’s Under-21s.

“For me I always wanted to stay here but being a young lad it was tough seeing a lot of stuff going on around my name.

“I was always talking to the gaffer and what he had planned and towards the end of last season we had a really good chat with just the coaching staff and David McNally and the players and we all knew the goal was to get straight back up.

“I am still young and I have played a lot of games. I have a lot of time to play in the Premier League. If I can do it here by winning the league that would be the best thing.”

Redmond was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 Championship defeat at Forest and the wide player admits it is still on a learning curve.

“A lot of people forget I am not yet 21 but I am a fully-fledged starter in the side,” he said. “I have been happy how it has been going on a personal basis with a few assists.

“I’m a little bit disappointed not to have scored but that is the way it goes sometimes. I know I have the ability to score goals and it is only a matter of time.”

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33 comments

  • Wilson came to power in '64 with small majority, failed to cement a coalition with Libs (or whatever they were back then) and soldiered on until winning a comfortable majority 31st March '66. Although I have no love for any politicians Harold almost won me over by winning us the world cup but then blew it by legislating the radio pirates out of existence. No more summertimes on Lowestoft beach listening to Caroline. Did it ever rain back then? Ron Davies, cup runs, swaying on terraces. Oh happy days.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Good stuff LincsCan! Many years ago, I remember my boss at Greene King asking me where I was taking my wife for our annual holiday. I said "the Far East". He looked concerned (Must be paying you too much...). He recovered his composure quickly, and asked "where exactly?" With an eye on next year`s pay deal, I replied "Lowestoft".... Btw, I recall that Harold had a tiny majority, and the England win may have helped him in a repeat General Erection. As I say, memory is fading. init. In those days the Libs were scarcely worth bringing in to a Coalition (aka stitch-up). So narrow majorities were the thing, as Smart Alec beat off Dull Alec and prepared for Head Teeth. IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • To Bill PuntonsBP- I thought it might have been Mike Walker but after checking on wikipedia Sutton was with us from 91-94, Dave Stringer was manager from 87 to 92 and Mike Walker was manager from 92-94 so now I' m not sure who actually converted him. Maybe Dave converted him and Mike reeped the benefits

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    NoggintheNog

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Agree on the postcode concern MB. Considered going with In Tony I Trust but that has its drawbacks too. IPIT btw is a far eastern business trust whose wealth and obscurity makes it an ideal potential investor in a far eastern English football club. Yer darlin Harold did not profit from the 66 world cup win, the election was in March. However that renowned Tory Alf Garnett who was filmed at the final with the scouse g*t (in movie spin off) blamed the PM for England's red shirts. Bonetti did have a stinker that day but before the substitutions he had little to do. Rumours abounded about Banks' food poisoning and yes, Bobby was stitched up with with that theft charge. Since then there has not been the need to nobble England's teams.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Careful, LincsCan! That IPIT is dangerously close to being an Ipswich Postcode! Didn`t Harold "Smart Alec" Wilson profit from the 1966 World Cup victory? Specially with the Labour-Red shirts. What goes round comes round. Personally, I thought Bonetti`s aberrant goalkeeping was the main problem. Didn`t Gordon Banks have "food poisoning" or something? Was that the year of the Bobby Moore shoplifting fit-up? Memory fades. IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • You are right noggin about who and when to sub being a hard choice. Alf Ramsey no less made one of the earliest high profile howlers in the 1970 world cup when he subbed Charlton and Peters to save them for the semis and lost a 2 goal lead and the match to Germany. The country was unforgiving because a few days later Harold Wilson was held to account and unexpectedly lost the election.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Almost certain it was Dave Stringer Noggin, because it was early on in his career as I recall

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Its often a difficult choice who and when to sub, makes you wonder if at Forest if we had not subbed anybody whether the team that had held out for so long would have won the day. Bringing on Redmond and Murphy may have worked wonders and kept a couple of guys on here happy but we will never know. I think Redmond is getting better more so under Adams than he did under Hughton. Give the lad a chance he's only 20 years old. Something else someone can help me with as my memory is failing me - who was the City manager who converted Chris Sutton from centre half to centre forward.

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    NoggintheNog

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • With Help In Neil I Trust ! WHINIT !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • I am still in the camp that says this is a good Chump squad. Need to gain maximum points from two "easy" home games or calls for Neil out will be deafening. Transfer window could be his last throw of dice. However, Bowkett\McNally say it is one in, one out. That makes it hard to do deals in one month. Pulis lurking in the shadows. Never been an INIT. Maybe an IPIT.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • I believe Hyacinth is in total control. `Onest Injun. Ask Stevie Fry or Boycie Phillips.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Many supporters would have agreed with you TK. After the game. Thats my point. In the "upper room" not many would have changed it. As you know I am not a supporter of the diamond. We dont have the players to carry it out properly. IMHO

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    sharky

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • i too was at the forest game and thought that a winger was exactly what was needed for final 30 minutes as there was so much space vacated by their left back who was replaced with Lansbury not known for his defensive duties. I just thought it would have put us more on the front foot rather than conceding ground and a series of corners. That would have been the change I made but i also am not in the Adams out camp but in MY OPINION i would have made that change and who knows now what it would have done.

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Sharky, as I stated before, I only had the radio commentary to go on and am well aware from home games that they can make the game sound totally different from what is actually happening down on the pitch. However, sticking with a diamond midfield for most of the game did not work either ultimately. Many of our own supporters appear to have stated that we were hanging on for most of the second half and likewise a number were suggesting that a formation change might have turned the game in our favour. As I have said before, I am not in the Neil out campaign but want to see the team return to winning ways so we need to find a formula that works with the players we have got. I would have started the Forrest game with a 4,5,1 formation but to be fair the diamond system worked early on. Like you, I pay to watch the club so am not paid to get results, the management team are.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Ok TK so you were wrong for 40mins. I was at the game. Yes we were under pressure.Nothing serious. A winger would have made no difference. No "professional" manager would have changed it.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Ref. Nathan`s `was not` could become `is`... Moving forward... Balancing the books. Guaranteed season ticket sell outs. Sell outs? What happened to the Great STD Revolution? Bottom line is: A day spent at Carra is better than a day at B&Q with the missus. Is there a Sofa Shop near the ground instead?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • I was also commenting on Saturday just after Forrest scored their first goal, make sure we do not concede again as one point is better than none. I was dismayed to hear that we had thrown defenders forward for a corner and feared what would happen as a result. However, it is Neil's right to make these decisions but them he likewise has to take flack when those decisions fail. I am not in the Adams out camp but hope that the club bring in a decent defence minded coach by the weekend, Culverhouse would be my choice but I am sure there are others who could equally see our current weaknesses.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Wonder what `Redmond thinks now?

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    norman hall

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Sharky, it is easy to be wise after the event but in fact I was screaming at the radio on Saturday just after half time as it was obvious that Forrest had worked us out and were likely to score. I was saying to my other half that we needed to put on a winger to give them something different to worry about. In fact I also made this very comment on the live match feed on this site so those that were following can confirm the fact if any got around to reading the comments.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Cutty; perhaps I was being phlegmatic?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Yes we were under pressure. It's always "do I" or "don't I". Easy to moan when it goes wrong. Been there and done it many times.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • fair point sharky about the use of hindsight but the equaliser for Forest was a case of when not if we being being pegged backed and hanging on and there were acres of room for someone with some pace (redmondmurphy) to cause them a problem instead of being able to all push forward and attack us. I think NA was nervous about making that change because of recent results and took his gamble on holding on and on this occasion it did not work. I also think fans are generally more forgiving when such gamblesdecisions do not pay off if they are attacking gambles the other way around and the manager seems to get more stick. The game was there for the taking i thought for final 20 minutes at very least.

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • I blame Hughton .......... as Brum manager he's quoted to say "NR's final bit let him down a little" .......... then he brought him to Norwich to learn off of the defensive coaches, no wonder he still hits Row Z. Promote Hucks from the kids set up that's what I say ;-) IHIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • TK wise after the event. Very easy. I remember us equalising against Chelsea last year and went for a winner. We lost 3-1. Everyone here said we were stupid. The manager can never win. We were winning until the 85th minute.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • My thoughts are with you 'DJ_F'.

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Nasty cough that Brew.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Compared to many teams in the Chump we have a good squad of players, many opposition managers have said as much. I think the problem is tactics, last season we were too defensive and this season we've gone too far in the other direction. NA needs to steady things down, get the back four sorted and go for quick counter attacks using Redmond\Murphy with Jerome in the slot. This is an extract from my Assistant Coach application, and I don't mind being a 'Fall Guy' if the severance cheque is big enough.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • TK, spot on reference your `throwback` comment. Holty was first and foremost a footballer. His brain was connected to his feet. He was courageous, crafty and cruel as required. In hindsight, it`s a pity he couldn`t have been sent up to the Genome Project. Maybe the boffins could`ve cloned him? There is a touch of Holty in Cameron, and a bit of uncontrolled Holtyism about Laffers. But there`s only one Grant Holt. We FLGH!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • When he strikes the ball he looks at the goal, because he wants to see "his worldie" fly into the goal. That's why it always ends up in Row Z or the corner flag. If he could just learn the basic technique of looking at the ball as he strikes it, he might score a goal.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • There is one thing I have noticed about the players this year is they do actually seem interested in playing for us and they seem to be more of a team this year compared to last, (Snod).

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    AC Canary

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • I agree BJ, he or Josh should have been introduced against Forest to give them something fresh to think about. For me, the diamond was not working and we should have reverted to wingers with at least 30 minutes to go. We all live in hope that Nathan will ultimately find his scoring touch along with Josh. Somebody said recently that in the past we had footballers trying to be athletes but in todays game it is athletes trying to play football and therein may lay the answer to the problem. Grant Holt however was a real throwback to the past in many ways but how we could do with his like right now.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Bit of an enigma and not sure when we will get to see him provide match winning performances and a share of the goals he should be. Was at thwe Soton game when he scored and a decent one it was too. Maybe it will be a case of getting one and then they'll flow. If only..... Unforeseen (and sad) trip planned to the UK tomorrow so will get to see what he can do against Brighton.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Good to read Redmond wanted to stay but I'm sure we all wish he could shoot at goal rather than over. He promises a lot with his speed but the end result is usually disappointing. No doubt he'll have another couple of storming games for the U21s again. Disappointed NA didn't bring him on against Forest along with Josh. Pearce did it and won the game.

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    Bogaz John

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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