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Scottish international Steven Naismith set for Norwich City medical

09:36 18 January 2016

Scotland international Steven Naismith has it all for Norwich City boss Alex Neil. Picture: PA

Scotland international Steven Naismith has it all for Norwich City boss Alex Neil. Picture: PA

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Everton midfielder Steven Naismith is poised to undergo a Norwich City medical on Monday to finally complete a protracted transfer from the Toffees.

Naismith and his family travelled to Norfolk on Sunday afternoon ahead of finalising a reported £8m switch to join Alex Neil’s Canaries.

Neil gave his clearest indication yet, after the 3-0 weekend Premier League defeat on the south-coast, that City’s game of patience had paid off to recruit the Scot’s long-term target.

“I played against him. He is a whole-hearted player, so was I,” said Neil. “He played for Rangers at the time and they were certainly one of the top teams in Scotland. He is a good player, no question, and the one thing he will give us is energy and he has goals in him. He scored a hat-trick against Chelsea earlier this season and he will certainly help us.

“There has been a lot of talk about this deal but until things are complete and it’s over the line there is not much to say. It has been nearly there for the best part of two weeks now so we’ll wait and see. He is an established Premier League player who has played at this level for a number of years. He has got goals, he is versatile, he can play off either flank, as a number nine or ten, he is experienced, he is determined, he has good legs, he is an international, he is a good lad off the pitch. There is a host of reasons why I am interested.”

City are also in the latter stages of completing a transfer for Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose, with fresh reports in Germany the 27-year-old will sign a three-and-a-half year deal for £8.5m.

The duo would join Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto and Ben Godfrey as permanent signings by the Canaries in this window.

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  • the longest medical ever ! 2 days so far he must be fit if he is still going on the treadmill !

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    city meister

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • Come on Mr.McNally - what's going on. Has Naismith got to wait until he's finished surgery before the doctor can see him or have they lost the ceremonial pen at Carrow Road. Anyway things are not looking good from the apprehensive fans point of view with the players apparent negative thoughts about Norwich shining through. I hope not.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • JohnnyH, selective memory I think. There was plenty of vitriol in all directions. There are too many who want to sack managers too quickly the moment a club hits a dry spell. At the end of Hooten, there were less and less supporting him and he should have gone earlier to at least give NA a chance that season. To suggest that the vitriol was all one direction is simply untrue.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • Derby, the only vitriol I remember from the Hughton times was directed at those who dared to suggest that change might be needed, no matter how calmly it was suggested there would be torrents of abuse from the pro-brigade who as ever then turned against him when he was sacked. We all support our team whatever division they are in but surely we want them to win and the money from the PL makes it more likely that the club can keep going, relegation would put this at risk. AN seems to be someone brave enough to change things to stop things going wrong rather than sitting on his hands hoping for the best. He is making promising purchases in areas that need some work so all credit to him. Hopefully it works but at least he is trying and that is all we want to see.

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    JohnnyH

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Not sure about Delia's nephew MB but reckon I'd try his missus for a half.....

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Crikey, DJ_F, I talked that one up! We could see Bambi back at LB. Unless Delia's nephew has a squad number.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Is this potentially the longest medical in footballing history? Does he really want to play for Norwich City. My guess is probably not but we will do.

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    Carts

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • MB, as reported elsewhere, Brady was wearing a protective foot cast as he got on the bus Saturday. I spoke to him and he said he didn't know how bad it was yet. Looked really grumpy but then they all did.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 18:20 and Timm Klose signs a 3.5 year contract. Now come on steven Naismith

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • spanishcanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Waclor, I am incredulous that "Mr. Reliability" Olsson has been benched. Both Brady and Jarvis are first and foremost attacking players. Of all the defenders we have, MO least deserves to be dropped. He doesn't seem to be a fans' favourite for whatever reason. Nightmare scenario - Brady is injured or has to play at "LW". Wee Alex brings back Bambi at LB.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Sky sports opinion, a talented player good with both feet likes to pay out of defence. A good buy for Norwich.

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    spanishcanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Naismith's close but Klose's in!

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    zebbee

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Sky sports Klose a done deal, quick off the mark Archie

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    spanishcanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Naismith and Klose...then who please? Hope no one thinks we don't need another CH and CF at least. "Bold and adventurous in the window"?

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    Doc at the Radar Station

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • I see Swansea have appointed themselves a new Head Coach...that's a shame cos the guy in caretaker charge wasn't making much of an impact..here's hoping they don't improve anytime soon!

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    Irish canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Thanks for the prompt, whereareyou. I did ascertain that you were being funny, bringing in the two meanings of transfer and an old film title. Very clever.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • The medicals could be taking longer due to industrial action by junior doctors, Wivenhoe. Don't beat yourself up.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Transfer? Hur, hur! Geddit!

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    whereareyou

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Tattoos on footballers? Too much heading the ball perhaps, making them suitable cases for transfer?

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    whereareyou

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • er 19:00 then.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Dave, my nan and gramps had season tickets until a few years ago. Gramps remembers 59 and has always said he saw us at the bottom and never really cared who we played. He just enjoyed going. It's why I find it hard to generate the anger of many. I've never believed a played doesn't give his all (talent and endeavour are so very different). It's with the Hughton vitriol annoyed me so, and someone declaring they "hated" grabban..... I just think "why", I love the club and want us to do well. But if we get relegated I'll still be going when I can and scouring these boards for updates. And still remembering it could be SO much worse (Roeder!)

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • here comes 18:00 . and an announcement.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Hooper to Sheff. Wed. 3.5m 8m for Grabban Lafferty to Leeds 2m that's an income of 13.5m so we have spent 20m or there abouts not bad as these players will enhance the team. As for the fringe players i.e Whittaker they may as well look foe other clubs. I also would'nt care if Martin is dropped as a centre half he misses to much in the air and at full back he is caught out of postion to often. Nasmith has a great engine and will link up with the front line wish we have been missing all season.

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    NCFC FOREVER

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Brady is an attacking midfielder. His defensive lapses recently highlight why he isn't really a full back. I too prefer Olson at full back

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    Canaryboy65

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • The long running Naismith transfer saga will be pushing corrie soon its been going on that long. Maybe he ain't too keen and is hoping someone else comes in for him

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    Henry

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Is there anyone else who thinks that Brady is wasted at left back and probably not as goodin that position as Olsson?

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    waclor

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Well if at the end of today we make this 2 signings then people like Whiticker can look for another club.

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    NCFC FOREVER

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Brilliant post Irongloves you are so right. The longest part of the recruitment process is identifying potential candidates to strengthen weak areas. This should have been happening in March last year and I do not buy the idea that we could not start this process because we did not know which league we would be playing in. Obviously we could not start negotiations until after the play off final but by that time it was too late to watch potential recruits play anyway. Alex must have known the squad was weak in the central defence and striker positions and should have had reports in on possibles so he could go and see them play. It is called planning and the old saying is that if you fail to plan you're planning to fail. Amateurish to say the least.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • You sound just like me derby. We have had it the other way around to. We won't sell or don't need to sell just to end up selling. We all really need to take things will a pinch of salt at least until the ink is dry. Did your nan say anything about a top class striker at the end of the rainbow lol

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    dave@thecrown

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • @rikki nadir. Those "other sweets" included some that seemed to be made mainly of chalk. Indeed, hopscotch matrices could be drawn on the pavement with them. The best thing about the Jamboree Bag was the secret toy gift. Canny kids learned how to feel the bags in Wright's Store, on the Northumberland St\ Armes St corner, and find the Top Prize - a little plastic picture viewer made in Hong Kong. If you were lucky, the viewer contained naughty pictures! All for 4d. Sherbet dips. Flying saucers. Aniseed baIls. Parma Violets (more chalk). Love Hearts (even more chalk). Blackjacks. Fruit Salads (4 for a penny). Liquorice root. Mr. Wright also sold real vinegar from a wooden cask. Get the Sommeliers on that case!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Dave@the crown - I'm normally one of the more positive types. But I too remember Willian to Spurs so yes will wait until this is confirmed. However I am not anxious - yes this is welcome news after the gubbing on saturday but these things take time; I expect Klose will be announced pending international paperwork. Not offended, not a child to pick arguments, just looking for the rainbow on a rainy day. I will add that my nan once told me that every silver lining has a cloud!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • The other plus side is that it sends a positive message to those we are trying to recruit.

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    Canaryboy65

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Two excellent additions to the squad .£18 million spent that's not too shabby.Mad Brewer I remember Jamboree bags full of cheap toffees and other sweets,had a scout and a tent on the front.Tiger nuts anyone?

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • irish if my opinion urks you then hey ho, ive suported ncfc for 45 years and im afraid some of the stuff that comes from carrow rd is only put there to shut people up when things are getting a tad nervous shall we say, amazes me how we are told nothing then when it starts to go wrong then there is no end to the information that gets released, if that makes me a bad person then i really dont care, i for one will reserve the right to be sceptical until the day i die as for many years passed have listened to some of the drivel that has been spouted, lets see if archie posts this one lol, hmmm censorship i fear

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    dave@thecrown

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Ah Custard is not as daft as he sometimes makes out. Like me he remembers that on 18th January 1993 City were sitting at the top of the PL table. An interesting look back through the archives and comments at the time. Plenty of young MOGS were at it. Most were complaining about the stewards over zealous handling of the seating standing situation in the Lower Barclay. Others were complaining at the away fans being given the Barclay Upper. Coventry fans had been up to no good during the FA Cup game. Unbelievably others were complaining about the team. One bloke was offering his services as a makeshift striker to the manager despite the fact he was 61 years and was recovering from a hernia operation. (City had failed to score in the previous match).

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Dave@thecrown..as always a pleasure to feel your positive vibes. I'm a firm believer that theses signings will be officially unveiled any moment now....

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    Irish canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • I'm waiting for the FAILED the medical line. Call me a sceptic but will believe both signings only when completed. All we need then is another 56 players after yet another shambolic performance. Hopefully Alex works his magic and keeps us up then time for a real big clear out in the summer

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    dave@thecrown

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • JohnnyH - I didn't say not to spend but to live within what we can afford. the ten teams on the list spectacularly failed to do so. I personally think spending this years TV revenue on strengthening the squad makes sense and certainly isn't doing nothing. Just hope Ed Balls has learnt the lesson re-overspending !!

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    Canaryboy65

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • The signings of these two players would be a major step forwards for Norwich. However, I hope they go straight in the side for next weekend together with Pinto. Enough of this bedding in for several weeks - surely all three of them will be straining at the leash to have a go at Liverpool and hopefully raise the spirits of the remainder of the team. We still have two more weeks to get a decent striker in and offload the increasing numbers in out dead wood section - or am I being greedy. Still the sale of Hooper would be good business and give us some cash to spend.

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    VictorM

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Leave City man alone. This site wouldn't be the same without his rants.

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    PaulWho

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Not long now before we see that classic 'unveiling' picture of our new 'marquee' signings, I'm sure? lol...Probably be of both players together with a blaze of publicity...great piece of business if we get these both over the line...a real step in the right direction and you've gotta praise the board...I think they realise that they left things far too late in the Summer, but are more than 'making up' for it with these statements of intent!!!...Hearing great things about Klose...still wonder if bringing in highly rated centre back Tom Lee's from Sheffield Wednesday (possibly in a swap deal for Gary Hooper?) might be a good move and also wonder if another striker might arrive before 'Deadline Day' (if so, who would we like to see??) OTBC

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    YarcoYella

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • it looks like we are about to bring in 2 decent players who should make a difference. However it doesn't alter the fact that this should have happened pre Season in which case we could now be a few points better off. It was sheer good fortune that we largely stayed clear of injuries or suspension to central defenders. The Person or Persons dealing with Transfer negotiations need to get their act together. I don't know whether it is a lack of negotiating skills or simply trying to drive too hard a bargain. Possibly a combination. The Brady saga was a foretaste of what was to follow. It is embarrassingly amateurish. It probably also means that it will be a week or two or three before the new men can start. According to what we have heard Naismith has an ankle injury and Klose will need time to settle in and get up to speed. Still I suppose it is all "normal for Norfolk" as they say.

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    irongloves

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • At last great news 2 top signings in a day ( hopefully) and is it 18mil in one day ! Unbelievable ! And now our young manager can start to do his stuff , still a way off a solid premiership outfit but we are NC and don't expect miracles just some encouragement for very loyal supporters and some faith shown in our talented manager and team . Hopefully new signing all fit soon !!!

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    5th generation

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 10 good reasons not to sit on our hands and do nothing 1 Bolton 2 Blackpool 3 Blackburn 4 Sheffield United 5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 Ipswich 7 Forest 8 Wolves 9 Derby 10 Cardiff. The financial cost of relegation and a prolonged stay in the Championship would be devastating. We have the chance to stay up , we are not a million miles away so we need to act. With these potential buys and the post match words from AN it seems he agrees even if the "nothing can be done" brigade do not think so. Teams that stay up are the teams that are decisive when needed. A few tweaks here and there and we will be ok

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    JohnnyH

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Apparently the 18th of January is known as "Blue Monday", the most miserable day of the year. Not in the Custard household it's not . . . . . on the Archie message board every day is "Blue Monday" !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • If we get Naismith and Klose, we'll have spent close to £20m this January is that correct? Really can't bemoan a tight board any more if that's the case! On MOTD2 last night the pundits were pointing it out that Bournmouth's net spend since the end of last season has been £50m more than ours and they're 1 point ahead of us (and that was only after just beating us). I think I'd rather have £50m extra of financial security for that 1 point. If we get relegated by 1 point, then you won't be hearing from me!

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    Canarywary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Off topic, I bumped into 3 pleasant city fans of the more mature variety at a great ale house in Southborne - the excellent "Wight Bear" where I sampled a couple more than planned pre-match. Long shot but wondered if they were readers contributeurs on here?

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 5 and out...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 3 and out. Hey ho. Précis: Dubya, those tattoos have a familiar style... has Naismith been "branded" by a sinister secret Master? Hi, @barrym, it seems to me that you and TK are of an accord ref Russell M. Btw; Trevor K is a Carrow Road regular.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Don't forget ⒷⓁⒶⒸⓀⓅⓄⓄⓁ. Oh, how the Oyston's have done a marvellous job there !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Barrym, to put things straight, firstly I am a season ticket holder of many seasons, secondly, I am not a Martin fan, far from it, I have often be lambasted for criticising him. My point is, until I see Pinto play for us, I cannot prejudge the man so wait with baited breathe. Many people seemed to be claiming Mulumbo was the answer to all our prayers before he kicked a ball but now he is fit he has rarely featured. I have no problem with Martin being dropped but then again no player should be sure of his place next game after Saturday.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Fingers crossed that the Naismith and Klosse deals are completed this afternoon. I would love to see both of them and Pinto starting against Liverpool and a chunk of the first team warming the bench to shake them out of their complacency as we leak goals game after game. An ex-Evertonian playing against a weakened Liverpool central defence with their injuries should make for some good Sunday breakfast sports reading, fingers crossed. Good luck to Watford tonight against third from bottom Swansea.

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    NorwichAbs

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • barrym; re Russell Martin, if you re-read Trevor Keith's post, I think you'll see you are in general agreement; TK thinks RM is only "OK" at RB but a no-no at CB. A new RB has been recruited, so.... Btw; TK is a Carrow Road regular. Hi, Dubya! The graffiti on Naismith's lower leg looks worryingly familiar in style... I do hope he's not been got at already. Sinister. Though it may just be one of those Tattoo-stocking gadgets? A bit like those peel-off Ping@y things that sweet shops sold in The Olden Days. Or maybe they came as a "gift" in the iconic Jambor€e Bag? When Wagon Wheels were the size of a wagon wheel, God was in His Heaven and Ken Nethercott was in goal.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • cityman strikes again - here are 10 reasons we shouldn't follow his advice on spending - 1. Bolton 2. Leeds 3. Bradford 4. Wolves 5. QPR 6. Sheffield United 7. Portsmouth 8. Cardiff City 9. Aston Villa 10. Rangers Give it a rest man.

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    Canaryboy65

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lose and Naismith both good signings the clubs urgently needed if they want to stay in top twenty

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    johnty

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Who has been scribbling at the bottom of SN's left leg ? Do we get a discount for that ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • We must NOT live beyond our means....... Typing on smart phones.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Will be great to get the Naismith and Klose deals across the line. Those two and Pinto should enhance the team enough to stay up. Agree on giving Naismith the captain's armband. Whereas I want to see a big cash injection into the club in the form of new ownership, fully realise we must live beyond our means while we have the current owners. We must maintain a sound business at Carrow Rd if we are ever to become a mid table or beyond PL team. No stupid money or wages signings, especially as the latter just causes dissatisfaction among the players.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • If Steven Naismith & Timm Klose are in, together with Matt Jarvis (who was really good early in the season before injury) and Ivo Pinto can operate effectively at RB - then City have some credible additions to the squad. Perhaps a quality striker coming in would be the icing on the cake. Good business if it happens ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Like many, I've been a fan of Russ Martin,and you cannot question his commitment to the cause , but the fact is that he just does not seem to cut the mustard these days at either RB or CH. In any case, are those who make his case on here unwilling to accept that he needs replacing even on the basis that the whole squad needs better quality added on a permanent basis if we are even just to stand still in a league as competitive as the EPL ? It's a fair bet that Naismith, Klose and Pinto are indeed better quality than what we've already got. My only beef is why it's taken so long to recognise.

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    Rick

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Dont often write on here just enjoy reading various views. Today I agree with nearly all, apart from Trevor Keith re Russel Martin. It begs the question "dont you get to carrow road?" Martin has given us good service but sadly I fear is now well out of his comfort zone. Most of the opponents attacks come from their left players....speaks volumes. OTBC

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    barrym

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Welcome to Norwich Mr Naismith, good luck to you and your family while here.

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    Radshenko

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • One thing he will bring is a level of maturity and professionalism. The first thing I would do would be to give him the captain's armband. # leader

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    OTFBC

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • (◔‸◔ ) Hi Lobbo, having just trawled all the stories for an hour since returning from the south coast, I'm sure my opinion is as useful as a windscreen wiper on a goats ar$€ to be honest ! (◔‸◔ )

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • City man, please change the record. All your arguments are slowly going out the window. You wanted investment, well here they are, shut up and enjoy the ride ye misery.

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    lordbesty

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lobbo, Bournemouth fans were buzzing after the match and now believe they can make it. Thought they played well and worked much harder than us although all the goals were avoidable. Who wasn't picking up for the first goal - was it Brady? He got on the bus wearing a foot brace and wasn't sure how bad it was. Second one was stupid and the third a touch of class from the winger but should never been allowed to go past players. When will we see Pinto in a yellow shirt? Need him now.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Not a bad shout on Howson becoming caaptain. I like him and he's not afraid to have a crack from outside the box. Some might say he doesn't track back to defend enough and he's had a few bad games given he was placed on the wing when he isn't a winger, but he seems fairly open and doesn't spout the usual sh1te in the press like Martin does.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • At LAST!!!...This will be a QUALITY signing once completed...and with central defender Timm Kloses' signing imminent as well, we'll hopefully start to avoid repeat performances like Saturday!!!...Just as a side note...why don't we use Gary Hooper as bait in a 'swap deal' to get in another quality defender in Tom Lee's from Sheffield Wednesday...one thing for sure, I think Russell Martin's days are numbered now...one too many bad games all round...he has been a loyal servant...but I think Jonny Howson should now be taking over the captains 'armband'!!! OTBC

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    YarcoYella

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 'Ole Tommy Buster Custard', I was getting worried that you were stuck somewhere in Bournemouth. (I'd be interested in your thoughts on that game though). I don't know about you but all my targets and aspirations have now been down graded.

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    Lobbo

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Have always enjoyed this site in general but some on here simply wear you down over time. Miserable g!t!

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • I agree with you BJohn when talking of wages, many things can be agreed in contracts and if Alex thinks Naismith is capable of helping us remain in the Premiership then he may well be prepared to add a clause stating the man is allowed to leave us if we are relegated, presumably for a fee that suits both parties. As fans we simply want to see our club do the best that it can and right now bringing in a couple of decent players can only improve things.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Saturday has gone and is now history, if we indeed get both these players then we will be in a much stronger position. Hopefully Naismith is also a captain on the park in the Grant Holt mode, lead by example, we were certainly missing that at Bournemouth. Martin is ok at full back, Pinto may or may not be better, Alex has a decision to make on that front. However, if we also get Klose then for me there will be three better centre backs available so I cannot see Martin holding on to his place in the team.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • GFU Have faith! Naismith is a good lad ( tough too as AN felt when attacked by him in a match 3 years ago!). City Man who cares what he earns? If he helps to make us smile again after last Saturday's disaster I don't care what he earns. We have the nucleus of a good team and, if recent form is a guide, after a poor display we usually come out with a good one so watch out Liverpool!

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    Bogaz John

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Too many clubs have gone under from living beyond their means City man and whilst I would agree that we need reinforcements I don't think we are far off. Alex has to play to his players strengths and be brave enough to take some chances e.g. Lafferty, Toffolo and the Murphys. I don't want us to do a Pompey!

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    Cyprus Canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • I hope you're right Irish. I'm usually fairly positive but last week was pitiful and even Naismith's playful smile above hasn't aroused in me a spark of hopefulness

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • ♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•░IRISH░TALKS░A░LOT░OF░SENSE░•.¸¸¸.•*♪ღ♪ . . . . as always !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • City Man...would you please give it a rest! If he's having his medical, the deal is agreed in principal (including his wages) You (and some others) wouldn't be happy if Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar were all to sign. Our defense is getting the necessary reinforcements and Naismith will prove to be the link between midfield and attack that we're desperate for. Last week was desperately poor..this week will be better..culminating in a morale boosting victory against Liverpool in front of the camera on Saturday.

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    Irish canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • So he might be but he haven't seen what salary you are offering a lot less than he's getting at Everton no doubt the same goes to all the players we try to sing in the rest of the transfer window. Norwich are well down the list for paying the going rate for premiership player remains to be seen if any of them sign unless you are going to pay them a large signing on fee in stead but I very much doubt that .

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    Monday, January 18, 2016

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