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Shock transfer exit as Bradley Johnson leaves Norwich City for Derby County

18:13 01 September 2015

Bradley Johnson of Norwich and Glen Johnson of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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Bradley Johnson of Norwich and Glen Johnson of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 22/08/2015

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The first transfer involving Norwich City on deadline day has been a shock exit – with reigning player-of-the-season Bradley Johnson leaving the club for Derby County.

Johnson reaction

Cameron Jerome (@camjerome33)

Very interesting #transferdeadlineday football has to be the most unpredictable sport going. #heretodaygonetomorrow

Gary O’Neil (@Gazoneil)

Lets hope they change the transfer window next year. So it closes before a ball is kicked! Caused absolute chaos at too many clubs #IMO

Harry Toffolo (@Harry_Toffolo)

A legend and a great guy left the club today! All the best too Bradley Johnson!

Richard Balls (@RichardBalls)

Very sad to see Johnson go to Derby. A huge player for us. But he’s not going to a rival club and I get him wanting to play regularly #NCFC

Steven Pearce (@pearciencfc)

All the best to Bradley Johnson, true #ncfc warrior. Last felt like this when Malky and @iwanwroberts left the club. #Gutted

Jezmond (@sirjezmond)

£6mil for Johnson is great business. He’ll never replicate 2014/15 so sell when his stock is high. Another £6m in the January pot #NCFC

Terje Grefstad (@TGrefstad)

VOO is a better player than BJ, if given a proper chance. Younger too, and energetic. Selling BJ makes sense #NCFC

Ray Tempesta (@RayTempesta)

I like that AN has no room for sentiment. Yes, BJ was brilliant last season but £6m for someone surplus to requirement? Great deal IMO #NCFC

Tymal Mills (@tmills15)

How have we not signed a centre-half today #NCFC

Dorothy (@dorothybm)

Feel a bit sorry for Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brady and Mbokani as fans seem to think we’ve not bought anyone.

The Championship promotion rivals have announced the transfer, with the former Leeds United midfielder signing a four-year deal and leaving for a fee understood to be worth around £6million, rising to £7.5m in potential add-on fees.

Johnson said: “It wasn’t a hard decision. The interest Derby showed in me to get me down here in the first place and walk around and see the facilities, and their ambition at this club is to get into the Premier League and I’ve played in the Premier League, so I’ve got that experience and I’ve also got the experience of getting out of this league.

“They’ve got a great squad of players down here, I know many of the players and I’m looking forward to starting and doing well at this club and hopefully getting out of this league.”

Johnson’s move was confirmed just before the 6pm official deadline, prompting shocked reactions among Canaries supporters.

“I came up here expecting things to go smoothly but nothing goes smoothly in football and we had to wait until literally the last two minutes of the window,” Johnson continued, speaking to his new club’s official website.

“But we’ve got it over the line and I’m delighted to have got it done and delighted to have signed for Derby County.

“It was my first experience of it (a deadline day signing) and I hope it’s my last, I couldn’t go through that again.

“It’s been a long day but I’m delighted it’s done and looking forward to starting my career at Derby County.

The 28-year-old joined City from Leeds on a free transfer in the summer of 2011 and made 154 appearances in all competitions, scoring 22 goals.

Fifteen of those goals came in helping the Canaries to earn promotion from the Championship last season, earning him the Barry Butler Trophy after being voted as player of the year by the club’s supporters.

Rams boss Paul Clement told his club’s official website: “Being able to bring Bradley to Derby represents a major coup for the football club.

“As I have said before, the midfield position is one we have been trying to strengthen, not just with numbers but with quality, and Bradley certainly brings that in abundance.

“His experience will prove invaluable to us. He knows how to get out of this division, he has played a lot of Premier League football and is a leader.

“These are all qualities that we are looking to bring to Derby County and we are delighted to have a player of his stature and quality added to our squad.”

Despite last season’s heroics, Johnson was already finding it difficult to pin down a place in Alex Neil’s starting line-up after the club’s return to the Premier League.

He had started the opening-day 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Carrow Road but subsequently featured as a substitute in the next three league matches, although played all of the 2-1 victory at Rotherham in the Capital One Cup.

Confirming the deal on their website, the Canaries said in a statement: “The club would like to place on record its gratitude to Bradley for his considerable efforts while at Carrow Road, and wish him all the best for the future.”

Are you surprised to see Johnson leave or do you think City have agreed the right deal? Leave your comments below.

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192 comments

  • That may be true Erpingham but we should also remember that it did not stop a Mr McNasty trousering £1.7million last year.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Howesey. Like many others on here, you don't have a clue how the club is run. It is a co-operative...any money the club makes goes back to the team, not the director's pocket. We have a first class manager and have bought in five decent class players. Spending fortunes does not guarantee anything....ask QPR and Hull to name but two. We have played three teams of the park, and had an almighty blip last Sunday, not helped by Bambi on Ice being a complete idiot. I for one am happy to see how we get on.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Hey everybody look at those caneries they go cheap cheap cheap, same old norwich a board with no ambition trying to do it without spending, and we all know where that ends. delia just keeps climbing that rich list

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    Howesy

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Love it iron gloves hahaha. Cheered me up also ! This may not be a fictional situation however.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Totally agree Matt, Wise words. AN now has quality cover for all positions (Normans preferred position is CB) you never know what problems the future may bring but one thing is for sure our manager will give his best and is capable of getting the best from his squad. IANIT.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Dear P E Teacher VC DSO and bar. The year we came up under Lambo, Swansea came up through the playoffs. Since then we have been relegated and promoted and Swansea are now an established premier league club able to buy competitive players at competitive prices PS they also qualified for the Europa Cup, for us it seems but a dream.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Irongloves - nice one - it cheered me up on a somewhat gloomy afternoon. Breweresque in composition. Welcome back to Mattiass.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I have a recurring dream of a Board Meeting of the Club we all support. I see through a cloud of cigarette smoke a table and,on it. half empty glasses and bottles of Claret,some empty,some unopened.I hear mirth generated by the quips of the Director of comedy and frivolous gaiety following the Treasurer's Report of the financial position. After dealing with Football under AOB the Meeting always ends with a unanimous chorus of Lets be avin your Season ticket money.As Delia side steps her way to the door she always giggles and reminds the others to keep thanking us for our support.Bless her.

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    irongloves

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Felt the need to come out of the shadows stew.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I hear outline planning permission has just been granted for a multi story block of flats in each goal mouth so that explains why we saw no need to go out and buy any centre backs, for me, we needed at least two but I was not aware that goals will no longer count. The club sitting on the biggest pile of cash at the end of the season will gain promotion to the championship and we are odds on favourites. Somebody recently remarked that Alex looked a bit like the wizard from Lord of the Rings, well he certainly needs to be able to work some magic now.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • …..Hello! Hello! Hello!….Is that Mattias 333 coming out to play again?….That's enough to cheer anyone up!….Just as long as there is no return of The Tyneside Tea Lady!…..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I thought I'd have calmed down by now, but I'm still fuming at the total incompetence of the board and the manager of NCFC ! Hey but why worry?? cos we're a well run club I've been told !! What's the definition of a well run club? Is it just to amass as much money in the bank accounts as possible? Or is it to provide entertainment and joy for the loyal supporters who pay good money for their tickets and travel away from home to support their beloved club, and to try and win something? (finish as high as possible in the league, or have a good cup run), and sign some good players to give the squad strength in depth? And to do all of this within the financial means of the football club, not paying stupid wages and ridiculous signing on fees. NCFC could have and should have signed at least another two top players which included another DEFENDER & STRIKER. The reason we didn't manage to sign anyone is because the club dithered beyond belief and left it too late - the transfer window last 3 months approx. They managed to rush Bradley's transfer through in time though they didn't they?? !!

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    Beachfarmpark

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I totally get why the club has sold Bradley Johnson. If he wants to play Centre Mid he has 4-5 better quality players in front of him. Player of the Season or not thats just fact and a fact we've all spoken about for about 2 years solid during our last Premier League stint. Technically he gets found out playing in the centre at Premier League level and either gets caught with the ball or simply fails to find a team mate with his passing. Cannot deny he was Player of the Season though, but that was for his work on the Left Wing at Championship level. He's at an age where he isn't going to improve past his current level and we cannot guarentee him starting each week (which I suspect is the reason the move came about). Bradley said himself "I had to really push this move through" so its not like the club are at fault here, they've just tried to get the best deal for what was likely our 4-5th choice centre mid. Do I understand why he's gone - Yes. Am I happy with it based on the rest of our inwards efforts? Certainly not. Seems very odd and im convinced something has gone on behind the scenes as the player even had time to make to Derby for the photo and interviews. He 110% wasnt himself against Palace and it was more than just a bad performance. Then Alex Neil's comments to the press since have only backed up my thoughts. I'll never forget last season and what he did for Norwich City.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • One wonders what thoughts are going through Neil Adams head at the moment. Is he quietly saying to himself "be careful what you wish for NCFC?" Perhaps he's thinking "there but for the grace of McN go I." A little harsh do I hear you say? Well mayhap, after all, as Mad Brewer pointed out somewhere, The Loan Arranger appears to be the only one to have achieved anything significant during the window (with the possible exception of the sale of Johnson). Ironic that Derby are now treating us as we treated Leeds! A further worry is that if the tweets now appearing from squad members are indicative of that which they seem to be indicative, the excrement and the fan are yet to meet. mmmmmm Betty, I think we've got a little problem!

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    Homer

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Something has seriously gone wrong at between Johnson and Norwich CityAlex Neil and it is Archant's job to find out why. Even though Bradley looked out of sorts this season, you just don't sell you Player of The Season on a whim. I don't buy for a second that he wanted to leave, he's just placing a brave face for Derby - it has to be something between the relationship between the player and the manager as he hasn't been replaced. Coupled with the fact that many of out targets have refused to sign for us, the transfer window has been an absolute disaster for Norwich City.

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    komakino

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I think Bradley found his level at the top end of the Championship. Prem refs would likely book him every week. Seems like AN wants the squad playing competitive football hence sending everyone outside the main 25 on loan. I think moving BJ on for a good fee suited everyone. Hope we can get in more class using the money for loans. AN wants us to play football, and in that respect I think this is a good move as long as the money is used before January to put players on the pitch. But just how many wingers do we need?

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    Dave Backham

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I know DCFC are happy about this one, Brew. Earlier in the week they were hitting the comment boards to complain about the purchase of Shackell. They seem to think they have a player past his sell by date. They are not happy with Bent (nobody ever is) and Baird either. It's a pity we didn't try and obtain Johnny Russell in part exchange for Bradley.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • September 1st; the day City got relegated? We shall see. All in all, a shambles of a transfer window. Lots of people on here commenting that BJ isn't good enough to claim a starting place at this level. They may be right, but to survive in the Prem, a club needs more than a good first eleven, it needs strength in depth. By letting BJ go, our bench suddenly looks a hell of a lot weaker. If the whole point of the sale was to get rid of somebody who wasn't likely to start many games, as plenty on here are asserting, then why is O'Neill still here? If, as seems more likely, he was sold because Derby offered 6 million, then that is a bit more of a concern. It suggests a board more interested in money in the bank, than a squad equipped to keep us up; it suggests a board as short-sighted and narrow-minded as City boards have, unfortunately, always been.

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    ncfcyellowman

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • There's a book in there somewhere Stew: 'From visibility to invisibility and back again, a crash course in social skills for arrogant footballers' by Stew Pydsodd.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • City's ambitions seem not to go beyond the Championship. If the club spent as much effort in staying in the top flight as it does in getting there the story might be different. But no, 2015 is following the same path as all our other promotions. Relegation this season followed by the exciting news the club doesn't owe anyone a penny. Disastrous window for supporters.

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    budgie

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • …..Stop panicking!...We still have the invisible man!….Nobody wanted to take him off our hands!…..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I blame Ferric Fagen. The saboteur from Swarkestone.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Well, the Loan Arranger has been a busy bee. What`s our Burnley Middleman Powerhouse been up to? Is his name Tonto? Nice little core of NCFC rejectees at Derby now. Shackell, C.Martin, Butterfield and Johnno. Might be worth placing a bet on Derby up, Norwich down. I`ve long suspected that Ferric Fagen is a saboteur from Swarkestone...

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • The lack of improvements to our already weak defence is the biggest concern of the Summer. Why leave it so late to bid for centre-halves when we could have done it in June, when clubs have a chance to replace players? The other main concern is the other box. Effectively we have three strikers who know the club would have sold them had we been able to sign replacements - Grabban, Lafferty and Hooper - and I'd rather have RVW than any of them. Definitely agree with O'Neil that the window should close on July 31st. Grabban was probably perfectly settled when he started the first game of the season.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • The board members do not have any expectations other than championship football, that was proved yesterday so think about when the season tickets come around again and vote for changes at the top.

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    dave123

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • The board has no ambition .

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    Jamie Knights

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Although I feel a tinge of sadness at BJ's transfer to Derby I can see why the club has let him go. His passing was not as accurate as some of the other mid field players. I think Bradley was a fantastic Championship player but not quite up to Premiership class. No doubt there will be howls of derision at my comment from some quarters but football is about opinion.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • The only person other than the board happy with NCFC not spending any money must be the taxman, after all any trading profit will be liable to 20% tax. I hear the plan is to switch John Ruddy to centre back and put Declan in goal. I just wonder if the board has decided to gamble all the Sky money out in the far East, as long as they put there bets on us conceding the most goals before the transfer deadline, they probably got evens as the odds so will double their money.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I expect those fans down the A140 are having a great laugh at the stupidity of our management team. Selling BJ, a player who gives his all for the team, sending another untried striker RvW, out on a season long loan and turning down a reported £7m offer for a player who doesn't want to be here and is championship level at best. Championship here we come.

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    doddy

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I think the most frustrating thing is not that Johnson has gone, but that we didnt bring in quality reinforcements - especially in the centre back position. Had Johnson gone and that money had been used to fund the purchase a quality centre back, then I think more Norwich fans would be happy. Our defence leaked 3 against palace and southampton, not brilliant sides, I dread to think what man city will do to us on 31 october.

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    Henry

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • May as well ship Ruddy , Redmond and Hoolahan out too , ..championship beckons

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    Foggo

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • BBC Gossip column is showing that the Bournemouth Echo has reported that Bournemouth bid £7m yesterday for Lewis Grabban. Good price - we should have taken the money and got rid of a player who is not going to be happiest bunny in the warren from now on. Much rather that deal been done to remove a disgruntled player, instead of RvW going out on loan again.

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    Kent Anglian

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Being named Player of the year so often seems to mean exit from the club the following season. Perhaps this season we should nominate a cr*p player and get rid of them.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I've been watching the comings and goings with the same interest as all Norwich fans. The aim is premier league survival, and for AN to pick the best squad of players to suit his playing style. NCFC will only buy players if they are available and it is within their valuation. Clubs valuation of players for sale often seems far fetched. Some players are excellent championship players but struggle with the pace of the premier league. BJ had a poor season when NCFC were relegated from the premier league, maybe he sort a move as much as NCFC agreed to his sale. Whatever the opinions are, NCFC and AN will be judged on performance through the season, and it is too early for any judgement at all.

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    John Claxton

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I have been off-line for a couple of days and come back to find this. I am shocked that BJ has left, he always seemed a nailed-on starter. Clearly the mid-field was being rebuilt, as we kept buying and stock-piling building materials so a fire-sale was only to be expected. I did not expect it to be him. All I can say is thanks and good luck, and good luck to us. The Midfield certainly needs an upgrade as playing like we did on Sunday will cut no ice in this league. Can the remaining group be drilled into a unit in time?

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Derby buy a City player for 6 million. City a club just up from the championship, if the rumours were correct, were fluffing around bidding 1-2 million for players. Where is the ambition to match that of the supporters. I am quite unsure as to which players have actually joined City. It appears two have joined City on loan. One from Dynamo I think and one from West Ham. I would welcome any correction by anyone in City land but we did not actually buy a player or did we? One thing is for sure it appears we are going back to the bad old City days of yester -year buy cheap and sell high. Does Mc Nally still work at City. Not a peep all season. Far from the " I would rather be d ead than relegated ". The pockets of the board must be full to overflowing. We deserve better.

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    norman hall

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • If BJ was such a great player, why is he now playing back in the Championship and no other Prem team bid for him? For the record I am a fan of BJ, as I was of Ian Crook and Dale Gordon...guess what the club survived after they left too. The trouble is we never really replaced Rob Newman.

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    Palmo

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • WOW ! ! ! I didn't see that one coming . Thinking about it though , B J WAS a bit of a bookings queen last year , appeared to have lost his luck this season ( ? ) and on the basis of came-here-on-a-free , and we got £6 mill when he left , that's the sort of business Ron Saunders would admire . So Farewell then Bradley Johnson , and good luck at Derby . I expect we'll promptly draw them in the Cup and he''ll put 3 past Ruddy .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • FOR SALE FREE SCORING MIDFIELDER OVER 10 GOALS LAST SEASON ,STRONG TACKLER,PART OF SUCCESSFUL CHAMPIONSHIP SIDE,WITH PREMIER LEAGUE EXPERIENCE,LOOKING FOR AN APPRECIATIVE HOME,,,BASED ON MARKET VALUATION ,BIDS TO START 11M GBP,,,,,,,,eh ?what ? gone already ! 6m gbp ,,,you sure thats not a deposit ?omg

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    dis dressed

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I can see tomorrow's headlines now: "Norwich use Transfer Window to Regain Championship Status". We must be the laughing stock of the whole league. It's singsong time. All together now: "Who left the team with a cr@p defence? Alex Alex. Who left the team with a cr@p defence? Alex is his name. Defence is full of holes. Will let in loads of goals. What's the name of the bloke to blame? Silly Little Alex.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Absolutely spot on Ade Canary. If the club could not have discovered a few good centrebacks to try and buy in three months, it is a failure. Do we have a scouting system or did McNally sack them along with the programme sellers? Chelsea picked up a centre back for £4m, Southampton £11.5m and West Brom £6-8m. Rudy Gestede wouid have also been a good buy at £8m. I wouldn't swap Gayle for RvW though nevermind loan one out and pay £8m + for the other. We never did give RvW a chance with two up front and now we'll never know what he could have done. I think the board have just used the transfer window as a wage reduction exercise. It reminds me of the Chase era when he sold every player in sight despite leaving "the football side" to the manager. We have just surrendered in the relegation fight. Lucky old Watford, Sunderland, Bournemouth etc.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Why is it that fans can recognise ability [BJ player of the season] but the manager can"t? Johnson gave "bite" to the midfield and 100% commitment.He was also an aerial threat, one of the few who could attack the ball in the box!! His loss to city is huge,but to my club Derby a massive capture!!

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    AGT

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • I don't buy the excuse that "players don't want to join us".I don't remember hearing this in previous years . Unless ,of course the personal terms aren't attractive enough. Perhaps the wage structure needs reviewing.Like everyone else we are kept in the dark and can only speculate. Did Bradley want a wage increase after being voted M of the S and this was not forthcoming? Nothing to suggest AN wanted to get rid of him. Why agree Turner's loan before signing another CB? I have always liked Jarvis and he is good cover on the left but as everyone here agrees we are clearly lacking cover at CB. In fact the failure to sign one and let Turner go is negligence.Wisdom and Toffolo can play there but are both Rookies in that position at this level. Some guy turned up for his medical but after AN spoke to him he left.What was that all about? NCFC are extremely fortunate to have the Fan base they have who have shown their loyalty throughout the years (in my case 69) through thick and thin (sometimes thicker) and it is long overdue for the Board to be more open with us about matters such as these and in return might get a helpful feedback.

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    irongloves

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Btw; PEperson; you`re not Frasier Crane are you? Doctorates from Harvard AND Oxford? He was no good at games though. What a paradox.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • @ Self professed, incredibly brilliant-yet-modest games mistress; the last person who came on here and bragged about his academic qualifications got short shrift. Anyway, with those stellar qualifications, why do you "teach" PE? What`s the great attraction?? I agree with Waclor`s general take on the footy issues. Sad to see Johnno go, though. Good man. I hope he does well at Derby. I believe Steely Dan is to blame. A 5th Columnist. I wonder if EDP wants a 5th columnist? Then they could ship out 4 useless ones. No offence, Freezer, D`Vott, Powles et al.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I will be very surprised if Norwich are not embroiled in the relegation mire after Christmas ,it seems to me that the club feels out of its depth in the premier and doesn't want to take the risk of signing someone on forty grand a week and then having to pay them forty grand a week to play in the championship, looks like pogba at carrow road on 300 grand a week is about as likely as a great white being seen swimming up the wensum.

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    trev57

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Yes, Transfer Deadline Day has left me totally underwhelmed. We are actually 3 players down on the day (all midfield) and then we have one coming in on loan. Why did Bradley Johnson need to leave? Norwich legend. Always gave 100%. We are only 4 games into the season and he's lost his place in the team, but has come off the bench each game. So where is the squad strengthening? Brady has hardly looked brilliant so far. What happens if Brady gets an injury or loses form? who is the cover at left mid? I thought AN wanted cover for every position in the team? Why do we have to cash in? yes £6m is a decent fee, but it's not like we needed the money. I don't understand it and it doesn't look good to me. We have brought in 7 players for a total net outlay of £3-4m. So where has all the money gone? I wasn't expecting unreal money to be spent but I was expecting a couple of players to be arriving for £8-10m each - centre back and a striker. I fail to see how the squad has been strengthened during this transfer window. Apart from which the window has been open for 3 months. We shouldn't be stumbling about in the final few hours attempting panic buys which obviously failed to come off (Gayle and Naismith). A couple of other questions. Lewis Grabban obviously doesn't want to play for us and I fail to see how he could start another game in the current circumstances. So what are we going to do with him? What happens if Mbokani fails to get a work permit?

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    ade_canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Thanks a lot Bradley for your time as a valued and successful Canary and the rocket against Ipswich last season. Wish you well. Really surprised to see you go, but I guess Alex Neil knows what he is doing. Big call from Alex. If it fails to work out, then questions about why we release our player of last season so soon into the Premier campaign will follow.

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    Bally High

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Final comment; the whole thing is we don't need to spend a fortune and end up like QPR(who I mentioned earlier in previous message) , we just need a couple of players which would give us a chance of staying up. What is the money for, if we're not going to use some of it? We don't seem to be spending anything at all , cos the sale of one player (Johnson) has just cancelled out the investment on Robbie Brady, and the loaning out of RVW. So where's it all going? Never mind we're a really well run club ��it's so exciting !

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Blimey, we've got 7 players in I think that's okay you've written the new ones off before they have even stepped in the pitch under AN. Brad wouldn't of got much playing in this season fact! So it makes sense for him to leave.. If we had spent 20m on a player and he had a stinking season you'd all blame AN and the board for bad business. I think we should take trust in NCFC rather than just writing us off already because you all think we should blow loads of money at players. And the issue that still lays is we have always struggled to attract players to Norwich and ultimately it is there desicion if they want to come or not

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    Bingo794

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • To Palmo & Erp tractor; is that all you can say ? We have a well run club. Do you not want to see NCFC compete in this league?? Or are you happy for us to all go along each week and watch a team unable to challenge for mid table or higher in the league rather than just fighting to stay up? Then perhaps the club should just accept its fate and stay in the championship? Are you saying we cannot afford to buy a couple of quality players (defender, striker). Yes we may go down even spending the money, but at least we'd have tried !! And the games may be a little more exciting and closer contested rather than many of the drubbings we are now likely to get.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Good luck Bradley. You showed loyalty to NCFC when others didn't. Sorry the club couldn't repay loyalty to you. There's something different about this sale, something indicative of something changing at the club. Not sure I like it.

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Thing is Palmo, not asking for NCFC to spend 80\90 million. In Hughton,s last season, he spent £25 million and look what happened. We are one of a few clubs in the entire football league who are not in debt so surely it,s worth giving £30 million to a good manager, who could make use of the money.

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    Bald Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Well said Palmo. Well run club, with a more than decent manager. So much whingeing, I will stop reading the boards. So many people never satisfied. Money is indeed the route of all evil.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • isn't Wisdom's preferred position centre half, could be an option.

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    Gibbo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Feels like Jimmy Neighbour leaving all over again. Painful.

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    frankief

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We all need to settle down, how does anyone know how the season will pan out, why be so negative, time will tell and we have to keep the faith. I know it's hard but the record so far has been pretty encouraging, give AN some slack, he's only been here 8 months and has created a team that plays good football. He picks the team and has the experience to know what players he wanted, I'm sure the board would try to buy them if the budget allowed the acquisition. I don't know what goes on behind the scenes, nor does anyone else, which is the way it should be. Alright I might be a misguided optimist but better that than a raving pessimist. Whatever transpires I will still support the club and keep my season ticket. IANATBIT

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    Gibbo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Sad to see BJ go as he felt like the heart of the team last season and he has been our most dynamic player for a while now... great buy for Derby that is for sure. However I have other bigger concerns. 1. What do we do if Bassong gets injured or sent off.. we have NO cover Ryan Bennett and Russell Martin are not a Premier League centre back pairing. 2. What do we do if Wes gets injured, we have no other player who is a natural playmaker. 3. What do we do off the bench if we want to change the game... BJ has gone now so the only genuine gamechanger in a positive way left is actually Lafferty... Yes Grabban and Hooper offer soemthing too, but not necessarily anything much different than before... My main concern now is that our squad looks a but too one dimensional and we have a central defence that could lead us to relegation.

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    jops

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Splazza, I feel your pain but for every good decision this board makes, 3 bad ones follow, so I think this board should be held accountable for dithering. I posted before the start of the season, that our business with transfers should have been done and dusted, just completely stunned! Justin opinion, am behind the current manager and players, just not this board, but DM and co prove me wrong please!

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    Bald Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Seriously - it's ludicrous to keep comparing us to the one or two exceptions to the rule - i.e Swansea and Southampton. Only 20 teams can be in the Prem - look at the money Hull and QPR spent last year and still got relegated, as well as all the other 'big' clubs now in the Championship or league one - remember Bradford when they were in the Prem - they spent a fortune on players andor wages and still got relegated - as did Leeds, Crystal Palace (twice in administration), Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Fulham, Cardiff...and so it goes on. This is what happens in football. We have a well run club.

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    Palmo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Completely on topic, I couldn't see Brad getting a regular spot in the team and don't think he would improve sitting on the bench. There would perhaps be a tendancy to try too hard if he came on as sub and get a few bookings. If you look at Brady at 23 for BJ at 29 plus a million quid, I would have done that swap. It's the centre half positions that convince me we won't survive. Sheer madness. There are also quite a few Championship squads who are stronger than we are so don't bank on yo-yoing again.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Don't worry about the detail Clever Clogs, cutting to the chase, the loan deal for yet another midfield player in Jarvis has slammed the last possible door for getting in a centre back until 1st January. If AN stays it suggests that this is how he wanted the squad or at least he is happy with the situation. In which case he should sit in a darkened room and replay the Southampton goals over and over for the next ten days until he understands the basic principles of defending. If he has been shafted by the board or McNally, he should make that clear and consider his position. For me and possibly for many fans he has become less trustworthy. We had the county vicar, now perhaps we have the Glasgow bar boy.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Olson and Mulumbu will be in starting eleven when fit with Brady moving up. Bradley strikes me as not the type of player who wants to sit on the bench and pick up a pay cheque .He would rather drop a division and play . Think a lot of people on hear need to show a bit more faith in the manager and the players that are here. some of the comments on here would make you think it was the last week of the season and we were in the bottom three .Lots of football to be played yet and important for crowd to get behind the team and not on individual players backs

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    justin opinion

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Either that or, as I fear, AN is not YET as good as he thinks he is. Surely, as he insisted when he joined Norwich, he has the final Yes or No or the hiring and firing in this team right? Please tell me we haven't hired a Scottish Roy Keane!? I will be one religious to be proven wrong but I honestly feel that Waclor has hit the nail on the head, it was fun to support last year and will be again next year. But this, potentially the most important year in NCFC's history looks to already be conceded without a fight or any sign of ambition or even effort. I hate the negative comments on here normally but right now I am more angry and feel so let down by the board, the manager, whoever was responsible for this debacle.

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    Splazza

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • So let’s get this straight regarding the centrebacks. We let Miquel and Cuellar simply leave, we let Turner go on loan and we are left with R Bennett (the perpetual sick note) and a left back converted to a centre back for no apparent reason (Martin) and a recognised centre back who was sent out on loan for the majority of last season as being considered not good enough – in the Championship (Bassong). God help us. At the same time we let v Wolfsvinkel go and now our freest scoring midfielder in Johnson and we have brought in make weights and loanees. I am devastated like most of those who have written below. The only saving grace is that we did not buy Gayle who is completely over rated and should have taken his chances at Bristol City because every other Premiership club realise Palace over paid for him.

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    Bohnhof

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Ha! This is obviously part of a conspiracy! Can someone please help! I need to explain to my son whose birthday it is today; he sent me a text today at 17:55 telling me Johnson had gone.....we were busy discussing where Austin or Afobe would sit in AN's 'little Norwich' busting team at the time....I obviously had to explain to the little whipper snapper (he was 19 today) that he obviously knew or understood noting about football; 'why would Norwich, PREMIER LEAGUE Norwich, a team on the UP, sell one they on his day is or has been the best and most committed player in the team. ' no son' I explained, 'you misunderstand, Norwich are in the buying game now and are going places. If they are likely to sell anyone, especially in midfield, they would get rid of the extra faces that won't appear this year, Gary O Neill etc' bless him, he used to follow Man Utd but now follows a property team. I explained 'if Norwich were daft enough to sell BJ, after 37 years of almost unquestioning loyalty, even during the Countey Vicar's terrible reign, even I would question my blind loyalty'. Go Fleck Yourself: easy answer to your question if this ridiculous story were true would be: sell the rubbish, not your goodcommitted to the cause players. Obviously I am not as 'down with the kids' as I used to be. 'Don't believe everything you read on the net' I said, 'an Ip5w1ch fan couldn't do a better job for Norwich during the transfer window if that were to happen' I explained, so any one who can help explain this, or the hilarious fake stories to my son, please feel free to contact me, name and address supplied. OTBC

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    Splazza

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Palmo; we've come up via the play offs that is correct, but we've been in the premier league 4 out of the last 5 seasons !! Have you forgotten that little fact. The boards pathetic decision making got us relegated in the first place sacking Hughton with 5 games to go! They were lucky that we've gone straight back up, now they're going to make the same mistakes again.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • No Noggin, it is a logical process. 1. Remember our relegation season and how we were humiliated a few times by Man City, Liverpool etc 2. Think back to last season and how we conceded several stupid goals through poor defending eg Rotherham and Wigan at home etc etc. then 3. and this one is easier, Consider the fact that without facing any of the big clubs, we have already conceded nine avoidable goals in five matches through errors and poor concentration by our defence now 4. Remember that the side who concedes more goals in a match loses the match. We have a sh1t defence which already has five or six bookings and only one player to in reserve for the centre defence position. It's not looking good is it? Hope you managed to keep up.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • The beautiful game never fails to surprise me, but at the end of the day Johnson wants to play football and in this day and age where money plays a massive role in the industry it's nice to see someone that's not willing to sit on the bench and wait for his cheque to roll in at the end of the week. Although it COULD turn out to be a sale we regret good luck to Brad he always grafted for us and obviously now feels the time is right to move on. Now all that remains is for AN to prove all the doubters that he can keep this great team of ours where it belongs in the best league in the world. ON THE BALL CITY!!!!!!

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    Danny Boy

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Despite having a first class Honours degree and a Masters degree, I'm sorry but I don't understand that. In fact, I don't think that makes sense Wivenhoe. Does it? Please clarify.

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    clever pe teacher

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Dear Mr PE Teacher, they've had 3 months to get in new players. It's incompetence beyond belief, and as I've said before if they were running my business I'd have missed out on every opportunity that's presented itself and we'd be bankrupt! They are too slow in making important decisions, over cautious, show no ambition etc etc. NCFCs image needs to change from being this little club that props the premier league up, to a club that wants to fight to stay in this league. They've got to sell this ambition to the players we want to buy. Swansea have done it, West Brom have done it, Stoke have done it, Bournemouth are doing it, Southampton... I'm not saying City should copy QPR cos that's a recipe for disaster, but come on we can afford 2 or 3 top players. Look at what happened with Robbie Brady - we offered £2 million. Bruce was right , it was embarrassing. They spent so much time haggling over Brady we didn't have time for anything else!

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Palmo last time we came up, Swansea came up through the playoffs. Nuff said.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Clever PE teacher . an oxymoron up there with American Intelligence. Oh the loan question, no Matt Jarvis completes our allowed loan allocation. only 2 allowed from another premier league club. Mbokani counts as a transfer in, not a loan !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Some of you lot need to grow up - this is what happens in football - players come and go - as do managers - but the club and fans remain. The board have done a brilliant job with our club, if we get relegated (as most teams that come up via the play-offs do in therir first season) then we will have a solid foundation to go back up again. Look at Fulham and Cardiff who were relegated with us - why not compare our club to them rather than comparing us to Southampton - who happened to have sold over 120 million pounds worth of players recently and replace them with around 40 million - it's called business.

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    Palmo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Clever PE..my main concern is that we let players leave before we had secured any sort of replacement\reinforcement. That's just amateur

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • My main concern over the lack of activity in the transfer market is, has AN had the real backing of the board over any targets he has proposed...if not... Is it another Chase O'Neill situation from a few years ago??? O'Neill, who was a great manager, resigned because funds were not made to sign players, after promises made.. I sincerely hope this not repeat of this saga, especially if it means AN's position becomes untenable and he feels he has been let down..By the way, totally devastated over BJ leaving....big mistake in my opinion...

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    Gary Guymer

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I don't know the rules, so hope someone else does - can we not still get players in on loan at all? I do agree that we need another centre back badly. Am sure AN knows that too, which is why he made bids for at least two of them. Shame they didn't want to come. Am still not happy with the number of comments slating the board and manager - I really think people have no idea at all how hard it is to get the right player in. Would people rather have no player in or the wrong player in?

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    clever pe teacher

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • clever pe teacher, 9 out of ten for bringing some sanity to this emotional maelstrom. (I deducted one point for your assertion that AN favoured LG over CJ. I didn't see it that way, first CJ picked up an injury, then had a struggle to find form). Regarding BJ's sale, why does there have to have been a falling out?? You heard it here first guys. I predicted BJ's demise as soon as Brady signed. Of course I was castigated and accused of not having seen him play at all last season. I did, wherever I could track down a tv stream, and every match the previous P\L season. I loved every goal he scored, every heartfelt 100% performance he put in, but his inability to pass never improved, his willingness to track back and defend was often futile because he lacked the pace to be effective. But his positives deserve better than 4th or 5th choice mid-fielder, so it's best for him and NCFC that he moves on. I am quite certain that AN and David McN have tried hard to find a central defender willing to come here, but as some of you recognise we're not in a big city, we're not guaranteed success and AN is still virtually unknown. Anyone know the last word on Erik Sviatchenko??? BTW, Wisdom is supposed to prefer CB to RB. I will concede a genuine concern over one aspect of the last few days, hinted at by some of you. If AN's "I'm the boss" comments were aimed at LG, his agent and the wooing club, fine. If they were more generally (and unnecessarily) directed at the whole dressing room, has that back-fired?

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    Reg Breeze

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • For sure there would have been a master plan. I feel it went wrong as soon as we started bidding too low for the players in that plan. Then as the players at the top of list disappeared into thin air we started going down the list to option 2, then 3 and so on using the same "bid low" tactics. By the time we got to option 10 it was 6 o'clock. Time for bed said Zebedee, and I think I'll follow him. I really can't see us beating Bournemouth, even wearing my green and yellow tinted glasses.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Player of the year Bradley Johnson sold! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!.............6-7million you say? err, thanks for the money - I mean memories, Bradley.

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    Admiral F

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Couldn't agree more Sanders! As for Mike and his flies - how much is Delia paying you?? Look at the end of the day you can try and blame Alex Neil, but the owners of the club have the power to give Alex the money to buy eg Van Dijk who Soton have just bought, and if not him someone else. Are you seriously telling me we could not have found a quality defender to strengthen the defence with all the millions we have within the last 2-3 months of this transfer window ?? And Dwight Gayle a goalscorer. He was virtually begging to be bought a month ago. It's too late leaving it to the last day, the transfers should have been sorted weeks ago to help with settling into the team & squad. And are we forgetting the fiasco with Chris Hughton ? Who's fault was that? The cleaner? At some point you've got to blame the people in charge, and that is the owners who employ the staff in the first place. As for not wanting to come to Norwich City FC ? Is it any wonder with he tight fisted signals the club sends out and the lack of ambition - this is not the first time, its every transfer window the same.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • To sell player of the season BJ is madness.We are obviously a club going nowhere ,lucky to be a yo yo I suppose but that could stop next year with a strengthened championship.We have missed the boat this important year and it's now up to the board to prove the supporters wrong.Time for a change at the top maybe ?

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    spark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Also Vadis going out on loan gets him game time. Could be another shrewd move. Telling that the loan was only a month I feel.

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    Peter Jones

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Right now I am fuming, once again we sell off one of our better players, the club has totally lost the plot. Yet we fail to bring in a much needed centre half, in fact having seen Turner depart we needed two as a minimum. I presume we will see the ground sold off at the end of the season so that the hotel can be extended or yet more flats can be built. We seem to have a complete team of village idiots in charge of the club as we go into the first half of the season with one proper central defender, one sick not defender, I actually rated Bennett when he joined but he has thus far spent more time injured that actually playing then finally we have a championship Right back acting as our third centre half. No prizes for guessing what Bournemouth will attempt to do next match as believe me all clubs play dirty when it suits.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • So £7m. out on Brady, £6m. in for Johnson-why is it as a fan for 50 years plus that I feel cheated? I am not an advocate of rash spending of the type that has ruined other clubs in the past, but surely £20m of that huge TV income could have secured two quality players-a striker and desperately needed center back who with the reasonable squad we have could have kept us in the Premier League. Apparently our owners are not bothered about staying in the top tier and moving on as we should in the manner of Swansea and Southampton. Or perhaps they are arrogant enough to believe the current squad can achieve 17th place-surely not. Why can I and thousands of other fans see that our defence is a sheer embarrassment in Premier League terms. Seb Bassong and Martin Olsson are of course Premier League quality , Whittaker is great going forward but possibly the worst full back in the league in defensive ability. That leaves the fireproof Russell Martin. I really do not wish to criticise this player because he has been a good servant to the club and appears to be a thoroughly decent chap; that is not good enough reason however to ignore the fact that he is so obviously out of his depth in this league and as his place in the team is now cast iron guaranteed, we can expect many more defeats like that at Southampton. Then we have the conundrum of where does Alex Neil stand in all this-surely he knew the defence had to be strengthened-did the board refuse him the money? If so how long will he stay? The late loan deal to bring in Matt Jarvis is hardly going to set the world on fire is it? Our other activities seem to have centered on loanees, free transfers or the odd journeyman who we failed to get for £1 or £2million. The Board owes us an explanation of this totally disastrous transfer window and what its objectives are; in the absence of good reasons for this it is surely time to look to a change of ownership.

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    sanders66

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Peter Jones.. you may well be right. However the reality is we have sold BJ for £6-7m and replaced him with a loanee. In nett value terms, we have spent absolutely NONE of the PL money. We are a weaker team than we were this time yesterday..that's a shocker

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We need CB´s and right full back´s for crying out loud!!! and nothing is happening AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We now have the weakest squad in the PL by a hundred miles, CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I seem to remember last time we were in Prem BJ struggled a bit - passes regularly going astray. Excellent in the Chump tho' - a little bit more time perhaps? I think Jarvis for BJ is a good deal but only time will tell. Load of nonsense on here tonight. Judge AN at end of season not 4 games in.

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    Peter Jones

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Time after time it happens. The board take the loyal supporters cash in advance by way of season ticket sales - and then sell them down the river. There is no chance of NCFC EVER maintaining a real challenge for a top six place - yes they may have the occassional 'win', but only when the opposition 'blood' it's youngsters or give it's second eleven a 'run out'. Good luck for the future lads - you're sure going to need it.

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    AssaRummunInnit?

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Disappointing indeed, but how many chances would he have got when everyone is fit? Good loan signing in Matt Jarvis for the season, but that defence really worries me!! OTBC

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Dave 123, I think you have summed it up nicely. It's going to be a long Winter.

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    Spirit of Fleck

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I suggested Matt Jarvis for no cost before we bought Brady for 7M. As much as we sold BJ for. :-( So I'll let you all know now. Wes will be dropped next. 4-4-1-1. Brady behind the #9, Jarvis on the left. No feeling like ripping up a NCFC team. Especially when the players getting dropped are the ones that cared and the less determined lads are the ones that stay.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Dissension is not going to help our cause. Let us reflect that this is not the first disappointing window we have been through. How many recall what a yo- yo team West Brom were before they finally steadied the ship? We have to endure if we are to eventually sell the idea of Norwich City big time and recruit new players of ability. It is not easy to support a team like ours - I know I have been doing it for 77 of my 85 years. I suggest if you have not stomach for supporting the yellowgreen through thick and thin then take the easy way out and support a big club that seldom loses! That way you become a sated Troll that cannot really truly appreciate success when it comes.

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    mardler

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Andreu gone out as well , dear oh dear he was superb against Chelsea on Friday , a transfer window to forget im afraid , Jarvis and the African bloke dont excite me , i sense some discontent behind the scenes

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    Foggo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • It hurts me to say this as I have been a city diehard for 50 years+ and I rarely leave comments on these sites but I am absolutely disgusted by todays dealings by our so called board and manager, tomorrow I shall be going to my nearest " bookies" and laying £50 on city to be the first club to be relegated.

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    repsol

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • CJ will be next, and Wes, in the Jan transfer window.... When all CJ says is "very interesting" that says enough for me. I think we have problems.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Can i just clarify that Norwich have done nothing today other than to sell a quality midfielder and bring in some dodgy striker who may not get a work permit?

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    dave123

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Utter, utter madness. One of our best players, and most committed employees moves out, along with several other talented young stars. Like many others I reckon our squad is weaker now than when we left Wembley.

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    Spirit of Fleck

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • This time last week, I genuinely believed we were about to spend £20m on a quality CB and CF..I really thought that would make us a complete outfit ..good enough to go up against most Teams in the P.L. Today has left me stunned

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • @IRISH CANARY..... I guess you know more about running a football club than me. We DID NOT NEED TO SELL BJ. Fact. How on earth you think that AN didn't sanction this is beyond me. if you are right and I am wrong AN will walk out or speak out in anger in the next 48 hours. It won't happen. This was on him. He jumped at buying Mulumbu and had he not been injured this would have all come to light earlier.... look at how "fired up" tetley was on day 1 when 99% of the 'informed' were told he'd automatically been dropped for Mulumbu. He jumped at Brady.... a player no other manager even bid for, and Steve Bruce took him to town on the price... and a player than cannot beat the first man with a cross and talks to the media like Snoddy and worms is way in with an apple.... why he and not Toffelo or Wisdom? He's been after a #9 for months because he can only ever see a lone striker formation. AN has never coached, played or been educated at a decent level. It's apparent to me if he sees a threat he'll play 4 CMs like Hughton because he either cannot train the players he has or won't drop them by signing new guys.... because his defenders are older than he, more experienced and possibly for another reason. But I wish not to sound racist. The guy believes in shielding, copies Chelsea and Man City with 4-2-3-1 but doesn't actually know the nuisances of it.... and i would suggest that 3 players just departed may well have called him out on it. I like AN but this transfer window is all on him.... and I think in a self fulfilling way this is almost what he wanted. To be even harder up against the odds. Not one player was presented that anyone fancied since Dorrans and the arguably unnecessary signing of Mulumbu. But it suddenly seems by buying Dorrans and Mulumbu before anyone else, AN always intended to be rid of the previous central midfielders doesn't it?

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • utter madness.

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    Spirit of Fleck

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Nice to see things never change at Norwich, as soon as a bid comes in for any player into the millions, they say yes please and off he goes. That's why we will never be taken seriously in the premier league. Joke.

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    Henry

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I am a season ticket holder,but my team is Derby!! What are Norwich doing? Derby have spent 10million in this window!!!! Relegation is now a real possibility for Norwich.They do not have the strength in depth and nor do they have quality players in the key positions! If I was a Norwich fan my question to the Manager and the Board "Why haven't you got the ambition of the fans?" What are you going to do with all the money? At the most you have spent less than 15% of the Sky money!!! The Norwich fans deserve much better leadership.Changes need to be made as a result of this failure.Someone more experienced in football needs to hold the purse strings!!!!

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    AGT

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • NCFC board was cheap 60 years ago and has not changed its' attitude in the years since. Made one high priced gamble that did not come off and have not tried since. I am not sure that Neil has that much say, just the team that plays that day, the rest is the B of D, perhaps next season in the Championship there will be fewer season tickets sold, as this seems to be the only way to show the Board your dis-pleasure..

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    canuk

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Our own Vieira and Zidane have gone on loan to doncaster! oh well at least we've got bradders, oh yeah we sold him! maybe AN and Mcanally want a game?!

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    wluis79

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Yeah. Genuinely very mixed feelings here. So very sad to see him leave after his frequent barnstorming morale lifting performances last year. But he didn't seem to be in the plans this year, and (with all due respect to him) didn't really seem interested or fit on Sunday, despite a trademark shot. Reminded me of Stephen Segal, a talent in need of a fresh start maybe? I'd love to see him do well for Derby. A genuine guy. Thanks BJ, great performance. All the very best.

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    Les Lee

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Most of you are disappointed to lose one of your players , how do you think that the clubs that you want to buy players from feel ? For example , how would Wolves fans have felt if you had bought Afobe and took one of their best players ?

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    cullis

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • While I have no inside knowledge, I do wonder if something has gone wrong behind the scenes? It seems a strange co-incicence that our worst team performance came on the eve of Brad's sale and only days after Grabban's apparent walk-out. It wasn't just a bad day at the office. All our fire, commitment and effort was gone. It was a strange, Hughtonesque 90 minutes. On top of which we now appear to have actually weakened our squad during the transfer window. I cannot make any sense out of this. Our central defence has been our achilles heel for two seasons and every Prem Manager is fully aware of our weaknesses. Why we haven't done anything to improve the situation - not just now but over the last 24 months - leaves me baffled. I have no idea what is behind all this nor where we are going from here. All I know is that clearly there are a lot of angry fans if this board is representative of their opinions. I worry that if the togetherness within the squad has been harmed, we have little to fall back on as we have to admit we are not an overly talented team. It is passion that drove us to the Wembley victory, a feeling that we were on a mission. I hate to write this because up to now I have remained a glass half full fan. I also hope it will all come out OK but I am starting to have more than a few misgivings.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • "Payouts" should have read " you clearly"

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Obviously Johnson wanted away an AN sanctioned it for a reason we will most probably never know.Those of you writing off our season already are you doing this from some physic gift you possess or does gloom and doom come naturally when you don't get what you want.

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    NoggintheNog

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Mikekissandflies... payouts clearly have no idea of how a football club is run

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Wactor - Thank you for your one line , You have saved my day !!!

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • KEN FOGGO!!!!! The manager sanctioned this move, not the BOARD!!!!! The manager had no targets, not the board. The manager tried for last minute panic buys that FORTUNATELY didn't happen, and that might actually be (thankfully) because of the Board! I wouldn;t be surprised if McNally was like "Alex, you want us to sell BJ? are you sure? and get Walters, who misses 5 penalties in a season, to replace CJ who scored 18 last year? Are you sure Alex?" EVERY SINGLE MOVE TODAY WAS AT ALEX NEILS DISCRETION. NOT THE BOARDS.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I cannot believe some of the comments slating AN on here. Did anybody notice the fact BJ happened to say, he was moving to a club with ambition. What does that tell you? It tells me yet again this board has failed to deliver, and there credentials towards ambition don,t match those of the supporters. Where does this leave AN? I suspect cutting a frustrated figure. Let,s hope we can keep hold of him, but don,t be too surprised if he is poached by another club, another Martin O Neill, Paul Lambert situation. At the very least it would be the right and proper thing to hold a press conference, but I am not going to hold my breath. OTBC.

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    Bald Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Sorry Wac, my typing is not as fast as yours. Liked the clean sheet gag. Are you here all week?

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    Barking Wise

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • The best player in the championship last year as far as I'm concerned. An absolutely fantastic signing. Norwich fans not happy, great signing real intent by the club. Talk about commitment unbeleaveable. One massive question now who plays and who does not nice predicament dont you think. From the Derby Telegraph site this evening.

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    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • GARY O'NEILL on twitter.... "transfer day causes havoc in the dressing room". Interesting comment from the most senior, most experienced pro in the entire team. Undercurrent?

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I am shocked, angry, disappointed! All of that. The point of the transfer window, surely, was to strengthen the squad? How is selling one of our most committed players, player of the season, strengthening the squad. I feel as if the team and the supporters have been let down in the most cynical way by the Board.

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Ever since I first started watching Norwich in the seventies they have always been a selling club never a buying one,its always been make do and mend,its a shame really because over the years they have had some great players and every time you thought they might be going somewhere they sold of the cream and bought some new cushions for the main stand or a car park or two.

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    trev57

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I'm raging! Seething that BJ has been allowed to leave and that fatherless man LG is still a Norwich player. Struggling to write INWT

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    baguio

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Shocked!(internal bust up? Player of the season last year had turned into a very good goalscoring midfielder who could protect Wes), benched and sold, madness! we sell out even in L1 and have no debt. So just a note to board when you get lots of money(prem funds) be sensible but keep good players and buy some better ones otherwise you might go down! even with a good manager. I have faith in AN but back the man! oh well we have that constantly injured Belgian(vieira like?) and Aurier a token mil to Hamilton Academicals for their manager? or is he Zidanesque (against Hitchin maybe?), let's hope so because I feel we are 'just a touch light' EVERYWHERE!!! Adios Bradders, you served us well, you will be missed even if you nearly hit me in row Z in your first couple of seasons when shooting! but you improved your game beyond belief, so good luck to you:( Mulumbu hopefully can fill your boots? OTBC in AN we must trust!

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    wluis79

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • OK, so GD and AT have had a better start to the season, but JH hasn't. The first two are bound to get injured or suspended or lose a bit of form and then Bradders would have staked his claim and made plenty of appearances this season. He always gave 100% and sometimes he was the best player in the team. So why has he gone? A wee bust up in the dressing room with he who must be obeyed? Homesick for the North (well, North-ish)? A better class of tattoo parlour in Derby? Who knows? Maybe Fagen does. Still, can't do anything about it now. Shame though, I liked BJ and I wish him well. As for bringing players in, pathetic! AN probably lacks experience in the high end transfer market and the Board were probably a bit reluctant to loosen the purse strings, but still.......surely for Heaven's sake the club could find the pulling power and the dosh to bring in ONE central defender, any central defender......from anywhere. If Bennett has a dip in form, Martin gets injured and Bassong gets suspended........ simultaneously.........then there is no one......and I mean NO ONE........ to keep the goals out. The other PL strugglers must be licking their lips. Still, must stay positive. It was great supporting the team last season, and it will be great supporting them again next season.

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    Barking Wise

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Hard to see how AN allowed Johnson to go when Gary O'Neill seemed to be the surplus midfielder.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I absolutely agree that we need a defender. Somehow Chelsea signed a CB for 4M from Reading that we didn't even know existed. I repeat Chelsea. Signed a defender for Champions League and Title potential. From Reading. Is that Delia's fault or McNallys'? Or B).....

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We're obviously in the Savings and Loan business. No chance, though, of us being accused of being predatory. (This just got tethered, I think. Try again!)

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    atlanta canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • It's like waking up on your birthday with no presents! I feel so angry, why are we letting players go when we need to strengthen ? We should have sold Grabban not Johnson ! Every premier league club has made big signings except Little old Norwich :( and I fear that's what we'll always be. Absolute total lack of any ambition whatsoever! Alex Neil is just a yes man which is exactly what is required by our tight fisted owners. The image of NCFC is that its just a selling club, just making up the numbers, and it does what everyone expects and that's to struggle and get relegated again.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • @CLEVER PE TEACHER.... Very wise words but I would point out one minor point.... I agree that Grabs carried the team when AN came in initially because CJ suddenly looked completely tired. He didn't score will be what all the fickle fools will say.... But as you, Clever Teacher, point out with grabs playing we got back in the mix.... the only meat missing from the bones was that was the same time AN started playing safe with 4 central midfielders and no redmond.... and we weren't creating and scoring.... until he made late subs, introduced Reds.... but after Grabs had been withdrawn.... Subtle details that people who don't play football fail to see.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Shocked by the disgusting decisions of todays transfersloans. The board have finally shown their inept at maintaining PL status. Sunday was the curtain raiser for what will now become a crap season. A striker on loan who, on reports, sounds worse than some of the strikers left. No real leadership in midfield now and we will be called headless chickens from now on!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mo Fo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Clever pe teacher......you are obviously easily pleased,bet you change your mind come May! Norwich supporters deserve better and quite rightly feel badly let down.

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    dave123

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We're obviously in the Savings and Loan business. No chance, though, of us being accused of being predatory.

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    atlanta canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • You're obviously cleverer than we are then, PE Teacher so how do you suggest that we cope with the absence of two of Ryan Bennett, Seb Bassong and Russell Martin please? Even if we thought all three were excellent Premier League central defenders (which is certainly not true), there will come a time when two of them are unavailable due to suspension, injury or loss of form. So come on Clever Clogs what would you do.? Another question: Will Lewis Grabban be part of the squad registered for the Premier League? Third question: Will Alex resign by the end of this week?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • as always another season of money grabbing by the board with nothing spent , time for the fans to call for change more out than in and nothing spent in the premier league is a recipe for relegation which will be confirmed for Norwich very early in the season. what do you say "LETS BE HAVIN YA DELIA "Whats your excuse this time . sell the club to someone who cares more and wants to invest roll on the 26th 3 points in the bag lol COYI

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    tonywhu

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Thirty-five minutes to get the paper work in...

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    Imperial Echoes

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • GO FLECK YOURSELF? What bit do you think is nonsense? This isn't the Board, this is AN making a decision on HIS transet. He cannot handle BJ, Grabs, Vadis. And he gets rid. The board act on AN's decisions, not the other way round. This isn't the Chase era. YOU ARE WAY OUT OF ORDER. The Board has kept this club alive. ALEX NEIL SANCTIONED THESE MOVES. His call alone. He cannot stand players in midfield that, unless they are his signings are submissive (Dorrans & Mulumbu; Tettey & Howson) achieved more and are better in position than he was as a player. I've seen more potential watching Vadis pass the ball at half time than in all but Dorrans for passing. I bet it's a similar gig with Grabs. CJ has missed 3 or 4 absolute sitters yet is never dropped, same (In respect) with BJ and Howon. No wonder they are angry and want out. Have people forgotten that CJ got "tired' after 4 months last season and we dropped out of contention and it was Grabs that got us back into the mix? Have people forgotten already how unequivocally HOWSON and BRADY were SHOCKING against Southampton. Other teams will watch that (like a lot of NCFC that actually play football) and think.... "errrrr..... I think we'll just have a go at NCFC's left flank and man marK Hoolahan and then they won't even create chances....." What the hell was BJ thinking (or Dorrans when subbed) when the golden boys stayed on. THIS WAS ALL VERY PREDICTABLE 3 or 4 MONTHS AGO.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Thanks Waclor for the joke. Its the only thing that has made me smile all day. Thanks to AN and the board.

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    Jimhow

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Sky are reporting that the LG deal has fallen through. Does that have a knock on effect on who we were after? Must do.

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    Imperial Echoes

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Well Delia you called us the best supporters in the land after our glorious day at Wembley. You knighted our manager Sir Alex Neil on that very same day. Our reward was not only did you not back our club and notably our ambitious manager but to add insult moved our Bradley Johnson. With the financial backing it would have been difficult for "Sir Alex" but now all but impossible for us to remain in the best league in the world. Shame on you Delia. I remember the Robert chase area and the cries went out from fans, WHERE'S THE MONEY GONE!!!. This is what you will be hearing from your "best supporters in the land" when they watch our team struggle unnecessarily. Alex you and your players deserve so much better and we will not put the fault at your doors.

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    Madaline Chapman

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I wonder if Mike does have something in his views of AN. Did any of the Norwich targets change their mind after meeting him? Is there a bit of: "Just cos Mansfield Town were the pinnacle of my playing career, don't think you're better than me son"? I hope not and I feel bad for even suggesting it but someone or something is responsible for this abject failure. I don't suppose the Offsted reports on Norfolk education help us to recruit any player with a young family either or is it the accent puts them all off? It didn't seem to when Paul Lambert was around.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • same old, same old, get shot of this clueless board and McNally.

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    repsol

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I am staggered by the simplistic naivety of so many comments here. Anyone would think NCFC can just snap their fingers and bring whoever they want in. We have been linked with so many, but why can't people see it's difficult. For example, Walters; only wanted to put in a transfer request once he heard a club he wanted to join was interested, and we were not it. Norwich is miles from anywhere, remote and isolated - not everyone's idea of somewhere they want to go to. The club have tried, have put bids in on several players, and have not succeeded. Charlie Austin is a fantasy, but I am sure we have tried to get him anyway. Suggestions that Delia etc are anything other than completely committed to the club staying in the PL are completely puerile, like so many comments here. Bradley Johnson is a good deal for the club - we may all love him (I certainly do), but he isn't ever going to be a regular in a successful PL team, can't see where he is going to fit in, and seems very happy with the prospect of joining Derby - as he says - 'an easy decision'. He is the weakest of all our midfielders. Most of what I am reading is over emotional nonsense - you all need to calm down and start thinking straight, and in some cases just start thinking. Has everyone forgotten that as soon as AN came he made Grabban his first choice, and much of the success of the run up to the end of last season was with him spearheading the attack. All players out on loan are not good enough or good enough yet. Talk of RVW coming good is laughable - what short memories people have. I trust AN and, good for him, he has not just thrown money hopefully at the problem. This forum is becoming as depressingly fatuous as Canary Call!

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    clever pe teacher

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • We are now as likely to keep a clean sheet as a dysentry suffer with a bad cough.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Congratulations to the Norwich Board they just got us relegated without kicking a ball.The club has a total lack of ambition and anybody who renews there season ticket for the championship needs there head testing.Bournemouth and Watford have both showed Norwich how to get the deals done.

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    dave123

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • mikesandflies has hit the nail on the head re.A.N. He seems to be a small time A.Fergusun.He inherited a very strong Championship side--he did not build that team.The fact that Bradley Johnson has moved suggests theres more unrest in the squad than meets the eye.

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    harry mcardle

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Well this is a shambles! Last time we were in this league the fans were calling for Hughton to leave as we could see he was ruining us. He did. This time it's so apparent we needed to strengthen and yet nothing has changed. The defence is poor, and the options off the bench are limited. Unfortunately we were right last time and we've recklessly put ourselves in another weak position.

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    Norfolk boy in Hackney

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Disappointing....but clearly something wrong behind the scenes here....

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    Doc at the Radar Station

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Has something happened behind the scenes ? Brad sold, Hopper probably gone, Grabben wants out. really bad show at Southampton....... We only needed two center halves, and we would of done well this year, instead we have have tried to buy cheap, or get freebies.. What a load of rubbish.. Have supported the board all the way, but this is very, very wrong.

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    David Wyer

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Watford, Bournemouth, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Stoke City must be laughing their heads off. This is one of the sickest jokes I have ever heard. We now have THREE central defenders in the squad and sooner or later when the injuries and or suspensions have hit, we will have to choose who we ask to play out of position in one of the most important positions in the team. We'll get a right hammering and have to listen to the lame excude that we have been unlucky with injuries. I don't know at whose door the blame for this amazing failure should fall but I have to ask: "Are you stupid or are you on a seven figure bonus if we get relegated?" We have just started the most important season in the history of Norwich City Football Club and rather than strengthening the squad it has been weakened to reduce the wage bill. If this was a boxing event, we would be disqualified for not giving of our best.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Regardless of what us supporters think about all this what on earth must AN and the players be thinking? We now have a strike force made up of Hooper who has been trying to leave for ages, Grabban who wants a way and an unproven loan signing! We have sold a player who was not only our player of the season but would get on the team sheet before Odjidja-Ofoe, Andreau and O'Neil, all of whom who can't even get in the team. The manager has said from the start that we needed competition for places and I believe like most we didn't needed 10 players or so to come in like Watford a CB and better Striker(s) would have kept most happy. I feel the manager has been let down and they have made his job a lot harder!

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    MellowYellow

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • ANDREU and ODJIDJA OFOE out on loan. I hear we've sold the tea lady as well.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Absolutely disgraceful! BJ and AN have obviously had a falling out and there seems to be a massive ego involved. The ego remains! We have failed to strengthen the defence and have added only unproven ability to the attack. We have 1 left back and 3 sub standard right backs with little cover in central defence. What a mess! I am struggling to see 3 teams that will finish below us.

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    Bellboy

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Mike, how's that view from your Ivory Towerarmchair... Alex Neil has to have an ego - he's the manager. Maybe you should go to Colney and offer the managerial team your tidbits since you have so much to say on the matter. Jobs done. Let see what happens.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Err. Have I missed something - The Championship promotion rivals have announced - since when have we been suddenly relegated back to the Championship? As for the sale, unless we have got someone in as a replacement, this is a bit of a shocker as has been said already on this site as he was a wholehearted performer, even if of a quality not quite up to PL standard.

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    Soglio Star

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • dear Bru. A.N. Genius ???

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    harry mcardle

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Absolutely shocking from the board, you have to play in the team to find your best form as bradley proved last year, playing for 15-20 mins as a sub not many players will perform to their top ability with that little time, so much deadwood still here that should have been sold, I for one feel like when grant holt was sold and the matt Jarvis link phhffftt he's usless west ham can keep him. Total lack of ambition shown by the board today why wait till the last minute to bid on gayle and Naismith especially when he's in Scotland on international duty. We are this years burnley so happy in May at wembely depressed in September

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    Ianpearce35

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Gutted. Disappointed with the whole day. No expectations now for the season.

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    Flying Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Less than we paid for Brady, who cannot beat or clear the first man with a cross. Shambolic. BJ was the heartbeat of this team, one that even moved the family here as he was so adamant. You're all shouting at the Board but this is AN's train set, as he is so quick to point out, the Board only sanctioned this, probably flummoxed, on AN say-so. BJ was too much for AN to handle. FACT. It's exactly the same with Grabs. His toys went out the pram because he is FITTER, FASTER and more MOBILE than CJ, a player i love. But I bet on the training pitch Grabs is smashing them yet CJ is always picked. Grabs behavious is inexcuseable but had he played in pre season, rather than be thrown in at the deep end, he might have been that little sharper and scored. Neil Adams believed in him and this time last season Grabs goals had us top of the league. Instead CJ has missed some guilt edged chances and nobody makes a peep, especially that header on sunday. And for BJ, exactly the same with Howson. For goodness sake, those 3 goals on sunday ALL came from Howson and Brady being awful.... Yet it's Dorrans that gets subbed. AN has a problem. He believes his own PR. Releasing BJ, refusing Grabs to leave.... AN is a man with a Napoleon complex.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • There's more to this than meets the eye. Bradley hasn't played well since that goal against the Binmen. Luckily we have Dorrens. Like most on this site, I am more worried about the RB, CH and a CF positions.

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    Imperial Echoes

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Gutted about this. What is going on with this club, we seem to constantly shot ourselves in the foot. Does the premier league scare the board so much that they are determined to ensure we go down again? I just don't get it.

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    crispycanary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • As OAPs now we took the deal to extend our season tickets to three years at the same price - what a rip off we have paid PL prices and we will be dropping like a stone. Still, Delia is not out of pocket. What a bitterly disappointing day. So much for all the big talk and hot air that now comes out of Carrow Road. I will be on the phone tomorrow for a refund.

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    Jim

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Let's say goodbye to another amateurishly mismanaged transfer window. We are weaker at the end of the day than when we stared and our inexperienced and naïve manager said a few days ago "no panic measures as deadline day approached". What he omitted to say was - no measures at all! David McNally said that our fault last time we were in The Premier League was not strengthening. To make the same mistake twice suggest its time for some changes at the very top of the club. Get rid of the deadwood on the board and get a new CEO. There's no transfer deadline for those changes.

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    Mikey B

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • So, we have sold our reigning player of the season and an integral performer from last year; signed a striker whose only played in Europe's B and C leagues, with his best years behind him; loaned out a club record signing of whom scored in the week that has the fans willing him to succeed; and allow numerous players to be linked with moves away from the club. All of this has happened in the last week. What on earth has gone here? The least ambitious club in the division and it will show in a few months times when we are propping up the league. I am so angry and disappointed by our dealings; but I can't say I'm surprised. Thanks for the memories Bradders!

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    MarkRiversIsGod

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • What do you say now?? All you fans of the City board of directors? Fantastic deadline deal ; Bradley Johnson is sold to Derby for £6million - I rest my case ! Delia Smith, David McNally etc you're taking the mickey out of the loyal supporters of this great club. Please someone buy the club who has some ambition other than to just pocket all the money and be happy to compete in the lower leagues.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Hard one to stomach , club star and icon gone , RVW gone , when looking like might be given another chance , exciting Murphy boys gone , on loan i know , Grabban still here , and a tepid performance at Southampton , ...worrying

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    Foggo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Must say all these millions your supposed to have and you sell your best player and get 1 average loan nothing like lots of ambition Delia and co must be rubbing there hands together and laughing at you lot bet they get a good bonus

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    Townman

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • £7m in for Bradley Johnson....£7m out for Brady... net spend this summer £0.... Windfall of £120m banked by the board... ker-ching!!

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I wouldn't be suprised if we swap places with Derby next year.Terrible decision & we are the weaker for it. No new central defender and we are stuck with an unsettled Grabban. Only Dieumerci can save us from the drop.

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    spark

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • What's crazy is that FREEZER's TWEET suggest that this was quite amusing. Not in a funny way, in an "I don't care, let's promote our articles way". What a fool.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • The prophet city man. I'm certainly starting to turn, not happy.

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    lordbesty

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Gutted about this. Would have been nice to have given him a farewell at the very least. Always gave his all and will never forget his thunder bolt against Ipswich last season, my goal of the season and as I'm sure the same for a lot of others. I'm dumbfounded that there has been a clamer for strikers and no central defence reinforcements. I'd have Seb in the team but cannot understand why anyone who watches our games will say that Martin is worthy. At best he is ok for our right back. Gets turned far too easily and rarely out jumps opposition so resorts to grabbing and wrestling. Our issue last season was that we couldn't keep a clean sheet and conceded far to early easily (especially from set pieces. corners) and this was in the championship! To have the same defence I feel may be our down fall. People get on the back of our strikers far too easily after missing one or two chances, Agrero needed 5 chances the other week before he coverted one and he's supposed to be one of the best in the world! All being said and done I will be there singing loud and proud come Bournmouth

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    Allan Russell

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I am staggered ..effectively we have spent NO money this summer (unless something happens this evening) Today, we have weakened our squad instead of strengthening it. I'm concerned as to what AN will think..he must have been promised more than this when he signed his new deal in the summer

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    Irish canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I'm too angry to comment City Man !

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    ole tommy buster custard

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Come on all you Delia followers what have got to say about the Bradly Johnson departure that have been done as I said they wouldn't buy anyone only interested in a big fat bank balance be back in championship where the board want to be so they don't haave to spend any large some on players

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    City man

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Good comment Justin. Good player and a very good Championship player but that's about it. Same for Grabban. For 5 million I would have snapped Bournmouth's hand off. A bit disappointed though we didn't take a punt on Charlie Austin. Anyway, now the deadline has gone, lets get behind the team and the manager and support them to the full. There will be plenty of down days but jesus we are STILL a small club in the Premier league. The manager will get them battling with passion and that might just be enough.

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    Carts

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Still waiting in hope rather than expectation for some positive news from this transfer window. As of this moment, however, I am getting very concerned.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • This doesn't make any sense at all........ OK Bradders seems to have been a bit out of sorts this season, but he has been a stalwart, and to leave like this to a Championship team, on the very stroke of the transfer deadline makes no sense. I think we need an explanation.........

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Poor from Norwich. Struggle to understand his omission with Dorrans chosen ahead. Comments on a good fee would be more relevant if we didn't already have 80 million in the bank from TV deal.

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    Big Bonce

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Disgusting. Watched for news all day and we have players leaving, not arriving. Must have been all a dream at Wembley, did we get relegated while i was dreaming.

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    DaveG

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Don't forget the last Player of the Year that went to Derby...

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    Imperial Echoes

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Supa Brad has gone... Log live supa Brad (No12) Definitely looks like a relationship issue with AN. Poor overall transfer window performance by ncfc I fear.

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    Laurence Brooks

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I am shocked by hearing the board have sold Bradley Johnson one of our better players always said the board don't no what they doing no doubt sold him to cover the cost on bring in the load player from Dynamo Kiev. God help us .

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    City man

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • I think the idea is to strengthen the squad.

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    superfan59

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • My son and I are devastated at this news He is 6 and contemplating becoming a Derby fan now

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    Darren Mallett

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Matt Jarvis on loan?

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    Imperial Echoes

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Loved his commitment and played a huge part last season but i don't think he was likely to be first choice in the premiership to often .Good price good move and good luck

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    justin opinion

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • as always another season of money grabbing by the board with nothing spent , time for the fans to call for change more out than in and nothing spent in the premier league is a recipe for relegation which will be confirmed for Norwich very early in the season. what do you say "LETS BE HAVIN YA DELIA "Whats your excuse this time . sell the club to someone who cares more and wants to invest roll on the 26th 3 points in the bag lol COYI

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    tonywhu

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • This actually makes me feel a bit sick, what is going on? Apparently grabbans off to Bournemouth as well, systematic dismantling of our squad, I don't get it.

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    lordbesty

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • The curse of The Barry Butler Memorial Trophy strikes again!

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    Mikey B

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Shocking, maybe not the best passer of the ball but a proper committed player to Norwich cause. See you next year, in passing of course as Derby go up and we head down. Thanks to AN and the board for nothing this window.

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    Jimhow

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Must have been undercurrents, his head was nowhere near right away at Rotherham and was no longer a first starter. What happened?

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Shocked and a bit dismayed to hear this news, but mustn't get sentimental about it. Let's just say it was a pleasure to have seen you play Bradders and thanks for the loyal service. All the best and send our regards to Chris Martin.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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