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Rumour Mill: Bournemouth interested in £3million deal for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy

17:37 04 January 2016

Bournemouth are reported to be interested in signing Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy. 
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Bournemouth are reported to be interested in signing Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Bournemouth are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The one-cap England international has lost his place in the Canaries starting line-up recently, with Declan Rudd impressing in City’s last six matches.

The Daily Mirror claim that has prompted Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to enquire about the 29-year-old’s availability, linking the Cherries with a potential £3milllion bid.

Ruddy has made almost 200 appearances for City since signing from Everton in the summer of 2010, helping the club to promotion from the Championship in 2011 and 2015.

The tall shot-stopper has been on the bench while Rudd has moved up the pecking order, with limited other options for Alex Neil in the goalkeeper department.

Jake Kean, a free signing from Blackburn in the summer, and Remi Matthews, who has recently returned from a loan spell where he saw limited action with League One club Burton Albion, are the club’s other senior options.

However, the Canaries have also been linked with a move for Marseille and France keeper Steve Mandanda, a Democratic Republic of Congo compatriot of City players Youssouf Mulumbu and Dieumerci Mbokani.

Bournemouth are thought to be in the market for a new number one, with former Celtic keeper Artur Boruc out of contract this summer and making a number of costly errors so far this season.

The Canaries’ Premier League rivals also have former Reading keeper Adam Federici on their books, although he too has proved unreliable, as well as 23-year-old Ryan Allsop.

Ruddy was also recently the subject of an internal investigation at City, after appearing in tabloid national newspapers for being filmed apparently involved in an early-hours altercation in Norwich city centre.

Neil said last week that the investigation is still ongoing but the incident emerged after Ruddy had been dropped to the bench and has not prevented him being an unused substitute in recent matches.

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68 comments

  • Q. Where do 99% of transfer window rumours come from? A. Football agents. The purpose? To start a bidding war, knowing that the majority of clubs, and the majority of players, will agree to a move if the price is right, regardless of whether it's in their best interests football-wise. The agents' real purpose, of course, is to line their own pockets.

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    urban seagull

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Don't worry zebbee. My main concern is what to tease ole Lobbo about, now li'l Benno's gone. All I can suppose is that EB impressed in training under Gorbalschev. Somehow, though a decent chap and a competent player, EB seemed to be lacking in the mojo dept. Just a bit too nice? Reminds me a bit of John Terry in his prime.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • Ruddy is too good to be a reserve keeper (as I and many observed when Chelsea reportedly made a move for him a couple of years ago) but it appears is behind Declan Rudd in the selection at the moment. In my opinion, well deserved. GK has traditionally been a strong position for Norwich - in my years of supporting the team I have watched and admired Woods, Gunn, Green, Marshall, Forster and then Ruddy. With limited exceptions the back-up keepers did well when required (Walton and Benstead particularly) and Rob Green was excellent having watched him from schools up and took over from Gunn admirably. Ruddy was an excellent keeper but suffered from taking over from Fraser Forster (probably my favourite after Gunn but best after Woods) and never really won over the crowd. I hope Ruddy stays as he was loyal to a fault, but if he does go I wish him all the best and thank him for five or six good years. £3m though and to Bournemouth would sadden me and would be worth the points to Bournemouth - possibly keeping them up. Clough and Taylor signed Shilton and argued that a good keeper is worth double figures in points (and that was when it was 2 points for a win). OTBC.

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    RichardGarratt

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • Didn't Ruddy stay loyal to Norwich when the going was really tough under CH he could have left a sinking ship like Snodgrass and le Fer .... No he stayed faithful to Norwich and stayed ,shouldn't we now get behind him and back him everyone has bad times..... As for the behaviour of him on a night out could it be he was heavily provoked into a reaction as most people would react we don't know what went on that night . WE SHOULD BE GETTING BEHIND HIM NOT TALKING OF SELLING A VERY GOOD KEEPER .

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    Dotty Potter

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • Darn it. Fell for it. Forgot the backsl@sh. And after all your teaching too Brew! 2 & 1\2 years of course.

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    zebbee

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • (Sorry to tell you this Brew but) Benno has just signed for Lambert at Blackburn. 2 and 12 year deal. Fee undisclosed.

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    zebbee

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Registered Breezy concurrist numbers now up to two. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I agree spanishcanary, £6m for someone guaranteed better than Wisdom is a more logical transfer, given that we have two rather poor RB's already. With regard to JR's night out, the police had stated that they had not received any complaint and were not investigating anything; although they also invited witnesses to come forward. Since it is now 3+ weeks ago, I think the press would have been tipped off if their position had changed. GossVolley, do you think Bournemouth are hoping JR will do a Grabban and go awol an hour before a cup match? :) Keep JR, all clubs struggle to get good reserve keepers!! Oops I too, am agreeing with Reg :)

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Hi Matti good to see you. Will he be better than Wisdom? 3m or whatever is still a good lump of money on a maybe. I am not sure, I would rather add that 3m to a fee for a player that is proven quality to ensure we get him.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Pinto being an exceptional signing appears to be based on "well he played in the Champions League this season". Ultimately nobody knows much more than he's been pushed around a few clubs to modest reception. Hopefully he works out. (Hopefully he signs first)

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Why would you want to use rude words Brew, that's not your style. There is no logic to the Archie rude word search and censorship, then again there is no logic to some of their articles. Maybe there is an app where we can reject their comments? On topic, I don't want JR out, but in football things move forward sometime without out good reason. Maybe John realises that he may not get that top slot again if Dec stays fit and is thinking toward that last move as all players do. He has been a good servant and a top goalkeeper for us but nothing is for ever. If he stays great, if he goes thanks for everything and good luck.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Despite an in-depth Rude-Word search, cannot get through.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Sadly, those sad saddos who scrape saddeningly vicarious existences through their anointed heroes, are all too keen to destroy these idols when they have a bad time. Arthur Schopenhauer could explain better. I so envy him, even though he's no longer extant. Living vicariously via a deceased person, though. That's as sad as it gets. Almost.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • A top keeper who is going through a blip in his career, cannot believe some these so called Norwich supporters wanting him sold,bunch of sad muppets.

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    dave123

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Igualmente! Dingo, had a bit of a look at Ivo Daniel Ferreira Mendonça Pinto´s record and it not make very positive reading. For a 25 year old, he has been shunted around several clubs (some I have never heard of) already without making a serious impact of note at any. The odd one he never played a single first team game for. As I said before, he seems full of beans, but also a bit of a one trick pony.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Sadly ruddy will be gone if not in this transfer window then definitely in the summer. His time at Norwich is up this 'incident' on a night out has sadly cost him his norwich career, whatever team gets him they will be lucky to have him. Mandanda is a no go expect some reserve keeper to come in the summer, Declan Rudd is our no1 for now and for a very very long time.

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    tom miles

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Well the fact that Steve Mandanda is a FRENCH International with 21 Full caps behind him makes it hard for him to also be an international team mate of Mulumbu and Mbokani, but hey ho, im not the reporter who is trying to juice up and make a story more believable. He was simply born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but choose to play for France a long time ago. I doubt he's ever heard of Mbokani or Mulumbu, let alone been a team mate of them.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • You see I want to believe every rumour that is posted on here an other tabloids like its Gospel but when I read "However, the Canaries have also been linked with a move for Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda, a Democratic Republic of Congo team-mate of City players Youssouf Mulumbu and Dieumerci Mbokani" I switch off. Why is this? Well the fact that Steve Mandanda is a FRENCH International with 21 Full caps behind him makes it hard for him to also be an international team mate of Mulumbu and Mbokani as well as his French Team mates. He was simply born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I hate this time of year for awful, Chinese whisper rumours like this. Its like people draw the names and figures randomly out of a hat each day and publish them like its true.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I agree with GossVolley, this looks like Bournemouth playing games, make a silly low offer and upset a man who is probably already unhappy because he lost his place in the starting line up. Yes he has been off form, looks a little bit overweight but is still more than capable of recovering his early form being relatively young for a keeper. I suspect an article published by the EDP claiming John said nobody had said he was poor to his face played a part in some idiot deciding to have a go. Without knowing exact details, none of us can judge but most of us would step up to the mark if somebody slung insults at us or our family. I am sure Alex is more than capable of handling the situation but I for one would keep him at the club right now rather than take a relatively low sum of money given the clubs current income level.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • John Ruddy is a top class goal Keeper who is having a confidence problem at the moment and I think that Declan Rudd is in the form of his life and should be playing at the moment. The only thing that troubles me is that surely the Keeper coach if he was any good would have cured Ruddy's loss of confidence by now and it would show in training. If anyone should move on it is the Keeper Coach.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • iMmac, obvs there was more antics than the grainy footage shows. Maybe the club are asking for CCTV from properties in the area. If it was reported, surely the police are involved too. We don't know the entire facts . . . . . chemical depilatory rules ok ! 50:50 stay or go. He is known to have a temper though, as a youngster, that's common knowledge. Wasn't he expelled or summut?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Exactly Mr Ed , I can't believe they are still investigating it , INVESTIGATING what , nothing happened so strange its even mentioned again or is it a journalistic made up comment ,I think so . JR will bounce back I am sure , he has got to stay

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    iMac

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I agree that JR is a good keeper who has lost a bit of confidenceform and IMO, it would be foolish to sell him as as decent replacement would cost considerably more. As for Canarykid's comment - all I would say is that it was a case of some lout who had had a few too many alcopops who thought he'd wind JR up and from the grainy video clip, it looked as though he showed remarkable restraint.

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    Mr Ed

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Apart from one comment with was pos of order , I am glad most have support JR , as you all say he is just having a blip which is costly for is but he has saved us many times before and will bounce back . Just seen this on a tv van for ariel l installations driven by a young lady , : Satisfaction guaranteed with every erection :

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    iMac

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Could this be Bournemouth playing games and trying to rock the boat after seeing Ruddy's current situation and how disrupted things got over Grabban?

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Feliz Ano Nuevo Spanish. Yeah we need a couple in before Stoke I'd say. Naismith might take a bit of time but I would think Pinto will be here very soon or not at all. CB please please please. Don't blame the journos on the rumour stories - if they knew who's coming I would imagine the Club would go ape if they let the cat out of the bag. Let's hope there's at least three cats this window...

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • ƇOƝƓRAƬULAƬǀOƝS on posting an opinion Bru . . . . blimey, times they are a changin'. Whatever next ╚(▲_▲)╝

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Blimey! I even agreed with Reg. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I agree with Waclor & baguio and those of a like mind. Reports of JR's demise are premature. He's invested his life in being a goalkeeper and he hasn't suddenly become a bad one. He's out of form, for whatever reason. I do believe Rudd is now a better 'keeper though, despite his career being stalled somewhat by Clueless Chrissie and Bewilderwood's buddy Bunn. One factoid I must take issue with is the description of Ruddy as a "One-Cap England International". Surely, he was a "Half-Cap England International"! He shared the job with Jack Butland in a friendly. He did keep a second-half clean sheet though. Or is that half a clean sheet? Clean single, rather than double, sheet maybe. Don't kick the fellow while he's down - it might put him off getting down at all. It's acceptionally unexcepatble (sic).

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Damn Paul, that's my theory blown out of the water.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Also, If we are worried about the points JR has cost us just look at the howlers from Rob Green in the last few weeks.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Further to the hoots of derision over the CanaryKid posting, there does seem to be an element (usually after a couple of courage increasing alcopops) who think footballers are fair game. The problem is that when they get their just desserts they run to Mummy or the press. A few years ago a guy posted a bit about confronting a player in the car park (good player, short, not English) and "I told the little s*** exactly what I thought of him", he then proudly boasted that he wrote to the club to complain when the player concerned, quite restrainedly I thought, told him to go forth and multiply. The "fan" clearly didn't recognise irony and probably would think I was swearing if I mentioned cant.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • OTFBC, you know we don't move fast at City, but to be fair its only the 5th and with travelling, contract talks and medicals its not going to happen in a few days. I will start to worry when it gets into next week with no firm news.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Agreed we need experienced back up at this level, however if the money is good its worth a thought or two. Just an idea as a new No 2, Rob Green is available, still a good keeper.

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Agree with you Budgie. Total waste of time reading these Rumour Mills. Sounds like Bournemouth are just trying to unsettle us and agree with everyone here JR worth over £5m easily. So much for us moving swiftly in this window, more activity in Thunder Lane Post Office.

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    OTFBC

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I will, hopefully, soon become immune to transfer windows. It is always the same. A window approaches amid a plethora of names City are going to swoop for. Then silence, lengthy silence, and the 'names' are no longer mentioned. We will get one or two established City stars move on - Bradley Johnson being the latest big shock. No, I shall no longer read Rumour Mill in the EDP.

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    budgie

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Absolutely no point in selling Ruddy for a paltry 3m. I think he is past his best, but he is still a decent keeper, and we need someone high profile to keep Declan Rudd on his toes. If someone came in with a silly offer (eg 7m +), then maybe, but we do not need the 3m that badly. However from Ruddy's point of view, a move may be just the thing he needs to rejuvenate his career. Look at Cech. He'd certainly gone stale at Chelsea, but looks back to his best for Arsenal.

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    Rick

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Good keepers are not easy to find because the best ones tend to stay with their clubs for a long time. £3 million for a 29 year old England international is taking the Mick. He has lost confidence for sure but he's also on many occasions made some fantastic saves for us. Play him in the FA cup against Man City and take it from there.

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    canarytrev

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Ruddy has showed great loyalty to City, and we should stay loyal to him. He'll get over this bad patch. I just hope our goal-keeping coach is good enough. And I imagine the rumour is an attempt to unsettle a City player by a rival - sorry that the EDP has fallen into this trap and added to the unsettling factor by printing it. But then the EPD are journalists, there prime duty to sell newspapers rather than support their local team, or so it seems.

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Canarykid, are you for real? What a ridiculous post!

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    baguio

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Poor comments here today. Kick Jr while he is down eh? He is a fine keeper who has lost his form and confidence and my guess is that he will play in the cup game this weekend so I hope you all support him. Declan will stay No1 though.

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    Cyprus Canary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • canarykid, that is nothing short of l!bel IMHO. As I understand it JR was DINING out with his family not clubbing and partying as you suggest. Further, he and his family were 'victims' of a testosterone-filled, alc0hol-fueled idiot verbally abusing JR, while he sat in a taxi. In this vital survival season I'd rather have JR backing up Rudd, than any untried youngster or a bought-in has-been. Many clubs have difficulty recruiting and retaining top-class reserve goal-keepers, so I vote we keep ours. Granted he currently lacks fitness, form and confidence, but those are temporary issues that can be resolved. My only concern is baguio's valid point that NCFC fans lack confidence in him, and demonstrate so all too readily.

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Sell him Declan Rudd is way better anyway. Jo More silly mistakes. 3m is about right for Ruddy no way worth 5m. Take 3m and put it towards a proven premier league striker. We need goals to kill games off rather than riding our luck on 1 goal leads

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    Bingo794

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Whether or not Ruddy was out on the town,it is unexcepatble for any player in the playing season to be going out and clubbing or what ever in club time.If he wants to go out partying he does it in the close season when he does not potentially lose his team points by not being totally focused on his game.A goal keeper is the last line of defence and without one who is 100% committed we will not win games. Was he out on his own or there other players involved in his alleged clubbingpartying antics. Least we have a reliable understudy who has grabbed the ball with both hands and finally got his chance in the top flight. Sell him NO,send him out on loan to a third division team and show him who is boss.

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • If there is any truth in this rumour (and I agree with Baguio that when a keeper has lost his confidence then a move away can be beneficial to him in regaining that) then we could do worse than look at who is warming Spurs bench at the moment, Vorm would be a good replacement (imho)

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    Harve Volley

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • sell him! - can make the odd decent save but kicking and decision making poor - use the money to get David Marshall back - a top goalkeeper who was always better than Ruddy

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    citizen

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Take the 3m no way is he worth more than 5m. Declan Rudd has made him look poor all round. No more silly mistakes.. take the 3m and spend some cash on a proven goal scorer not a potential goal scorer. With pinto looking like he is on his way a striker is next on the shopping list and we need goals to kill games off not riding our luck with 1 goal ahead

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    Bingo794

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • That sounds excellent Yarco. JR has hit a bit of bad form but which player doesn't? Who would you rather have as a back up goalkeeper, JR, Mark Bunn or Lee Camp? Did you see Newcastle's stand-in keeper a couple of weeks back? Poor guy I felt really sorry for him. The problem with keepers is that there is only one in the team. There is little opportunity to give a young keeper the necessary experience so you must have a stand in who knows what playing in the Premier League is all about. That is why The Useless One bought Mark Bunn rather than risk an untried keeper and that is why Alex took too long to give Declan his try. With JR on the bench that is one position well covered. Now let's get cover for the rest of the defence.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Bite their hands off, Ruddy has been found wanting, so many times and his value will keep on decreasing and selling him to Bournemouth who are our rivals can only be a good move......for us that is.

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    John L Norton

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • £3 Million for Ruddy, Ruddy is still our best goalkeeper, And £3 Million are you mad? He is worth a minimum of £6.5 Million

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    bencaren

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • I agree that we need a quality keeper as back up for DR. Therefore it makes sense to take the £3M IF its offered and buy a quality back up keeper. JR is frightened of his own shadow these days and can't be trusted between the sticks for us anymore. The fans are scared every time the ball goes near him and that transfers to the player. Better for his career to move on and play in front of a different set of fans who have more confidence in him IMO

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    baguio

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Nice to have your input 'hawkeye'. Good luck for the season, I do of course hope we finish a place or two above you.

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    Lobbo

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • £3 MILLION!!! What a joke...it's the same as us trying to buy players on the cheap...just proves (if there's ANY truth in the rumour at all?) that everybody's at it!!!...Ruddy has just had a dip in form that's all, but is still worth £5 million plus of anybody's money...his chance will come again and I fully expect to see him still here (whether it be first or second choice!!!) at the end of the season!!!...I've also just read that we want Sam Byram from Leeds United and so, with that in mind, we could be prepared to let Kyle Lafferty go in a swap deal (probably plus a lump sum of cash as well?)...so was just thinking that...we could possibly do the same thing, using Gary Hooper as bait for Sheffield Wednesday's highly rated centre back Tom Lee (whose available for £7 million)...just an idea? OTBC

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    YarcoYella

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • now thats an offer straight out of the David McNally how to buy on the cheap book

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Very harsh, a fine city. His day job currently is backup to our #1. Not sure who saw it but he was out early with Declan before the second half started getting him warmed up again. I'm sure he has and will continue to help Rudd learn his trade and improve and when called upon will do a good job.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Seriously,he would only be 3rd choice if he joined us at Bournemouth, and Allsop already has the making of a top class keeper within the next 2-3 years. Keep your Cambridge cast off ta!

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    hawkeye

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • 3 Million for Ruddy, no brainer. Take the money.

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    fros1956

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Erpingham - was about to say exactly the same. We have a few players in the squad that we are not playing, and some who appear unhappy. Time to move them on, replace if need be, but get the wage bill down and bring in a bit of money. It's like clothes, your need a few really good quality, not a wardrobe full of cheap stuff you don't really like and never wear.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Take the money and run, he has had his day unless he drops two stone and is prepared to get hurt going his job.

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    A fine city

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Take the money and run, he has had his day unless he drops two stone and is prepared to get hurt going his job.

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    A fine city

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • No way in this window. We need 2 quality keepers and if he wants to leave to get first team football then he can leave at the end of the season. Declan will get a red card sometime soon, the way he comes out quickly to close space and we don't want a rookie as backup. Wouldn't be bothered about Grabban going to B'mouth though.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • VictorM - "Fail to attract players"- RvW, Becchio, VOO, Brady, Dorrans, Mulumbu (free but salary) to name just a few. We do attract, we refuse to pay silly money. Derby are presently paying that - look at their incomings and the cost of them.... Brady was quoted at 15m by hull... is that the amount we should have paid??

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • There are certain players you wouldn't mind seeing your direct competitors having...if Bournemouth buy (and then use Ruddy) I'm pretty sure that will put them in the third spot (with Villa and Sunderland), thus making us safe. 3m seems pretty lowball - but equally, the price of staying up is so great, by my (perverse) logic above, we should be paying Bournemouth about 10m to make sure they play Ruddy for the rest of the season...

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    PutneyCanary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • It's not very likely is it?

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Taking up your logic mellow yellow - does it include Norwich in the teams that should pay a decent price for their targets. Surely that has been our downfall in transfer transactions over the past two or three years and the reason we fail to attract players to our club.

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    VictorM

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Not a bad keeper Mellow, but a bad keeper at the moment. 10 mill for Ruddy and Grabban would be a good deal, and blow the selling to a competitor business. And we have a number of very good young goalkeeper's coming through.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Tabloid reporters should never be quoted...with nothing better to do, they'll make it up as they go along. Bernard Meadows got it right about them...they didn't get it. I always laugh when passing the sculpture.

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    Imperial Echoes

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Ruddy is not a bad keeper, he's low in confidence and form. At 29 he could easily have 10 years left in him yet. If we sell him for 3million that would insane. I'm going to measure all future transfers by the sale of Bradley Johnson's price tag. Derby paid decent money for our player of the season who left to play in the league below. Which means if a championship team is paying that sort of money, then a premiership team buying or selling should be paying more.

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    MellowYellow

    Monday, January 4, 2016

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