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How Norwich City fans reacted to the news that Grant Holt has asked for a transfer

PUBLISHED: 10:38 19 May 2012 | UPDATED: 11:04 19 May 2012

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Grant Holt of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal and celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich.

Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. 07904 640267 13/05/12 Grant Holt of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal and celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich.

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Here’s how Norwich City fans reacted to the Grant Holt news on twitter.




Absolutely devastated and truly shocked!


Gutted: people say Arsenal


Sick, that’s how I feel!


Freaking gutted at the moment, it’s starting to go all wrong


Shocked. Stunned. Numb. And other similar words... #ncfc


I’m staggered. Biggest shock I’ve known as a City fan. Gut says this is the agent trying to up his money perhaps?


Seriously just give him what he wants! Never thought #ncfc fans would ever have negative memories of him


Possibly searching for a larger wage? Strange one though and very unexpected.




Gutted, but at the same time understandable from the big man, wants to play for a bigger club and earn more money I suspect


Just feels like Norwich are back. Always had to sell to survive, but had nobody worth selling for many years.


Shocked but if he is not happy here, he doesn’t have to stay here


Right cheesed off actually. However, he has been so good for us, I’ll forgive him anything. #foreverholt


Worried, #Citylegend Anyone know what on earth’s going on?! #NCFC #HoltStayPlz!


I don’t think he actually wants to leave... Surely not!? Agent fancies a nice cheque maybe?


I can see the appeal for him of one last big contract at a club up north. It’s sad, but that’s football.


Presume it’s family related. If not I feel like we’ve been stabbed in the back a bit after all the love we have given him


Gutted but it could be his last chance for a big contract elsewhere. He has to think of his young family and future.


In Lambert we trust, what ever happens it’s ok as long as Lambert stays. Obviously shocked none the less.


Knocked me for six. Totally gutted if it’s true.


Bit strange, he only signed a new contract last summer so guess until we find out his reasons it’s hard to comment


If it’s true, we would have to understand the reasons first before we criticised, sad news if true as a Norwich fan.


I’d be gutted. Thought Holty loved it here. He’s hero, best striker we have had. Come on Grant u can’t leave us


Who invented football agents, if that’s what’s behind this !! ?? True, in Grant’s position I’d be hacked off re England


I feel that Holt’s actions should be respected whatever he decides to do. If he goes I hope we can get a decent price.


I feel like my girlfriend has cheated on me with Fabian Wilnis.


That’s football at the end of the day. He’ll always be a hero but next season there will be another one.


Like a dog that’s lost it’s owner, a baby without its mother, fish without the chips. #LostAndAlone


Gutted. But if he wants away let him go.


Like I’m 15 and just got dumped all over again!! Whatever happens though, the guy is an NCFC legend!


Wait and see. If he genuinely wants to leave the club, let him. If he wants a better deal, see what we can do.


I think its a way for his agent to get him a well deserved pay rise !!


Shocked and stunned! Reaction to the other out goings or no England call up? Does he know something we don’t? Other reasons?


Gutted yes, angry no. He’s done a lot for us, just sheer disappointment. Nobody is bigger than the club.


Grant Holt has been massive for Norwich and Norwich have been massive for Grant Holt. Marriage made in heaven


Got to think manager is probably out too. I put it down to club wiping debt giving Paul limited funds. Lack of ambition?


Either Holt wants more money or Lambert going to Villa is a key


Transfer request normally means agent has been approached. I suspect Newcastle want him.


Don’t quite understand why? Be good to hear from Holty and not SSN!


  • Money Talks !! and thats the" Beautiful Game " today

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Good luck to the man I say, if someone was willing to offer any of us more money to do the same job We would all jump at the chance,cheers and goodbye,NEXT !

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Well if hes off looking for glory I hope he don't waste his time with Arsenal.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • A new species of troll is discovered, Troglodytes ammerensis.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • Sell him ....sulking about England is not our fault and while we are getting sorted out lets have an answer off PL as to what he wants......New season will soon be here and its better without those who dont want to be here! I only hope its not the board being tight again!!

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • its simple a bigger club has tapped him up. will you ever be able to prove it no.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • oh,and talking of loyaly,must not forget the ledgend that is hucks.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Will not be the first to disappear into oblivion and will not be the last. seen it happen many many times before. Get good money for him I say and buy a young super forward.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • One player is never a team, let him leave. there is always someone better...

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Being an extremely 'Appy Ammer' at this moment of time, I do believe you Canaries will be favorites for the drop, IRONS!!!!!!!

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    Do you know I'm not a councillor

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • If I was in his shoes, with a qyoung family and at the age of 31, I would be looking for the best possible deal as well. A footballer's career is short, so they need to earn as much as they can whilst they can. Whether that's at Norwich or somewhere else, who knows. But whatever happens Grant has been fantastic for the club...he can leave with his head held high for what he has done for NCFC.

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    Monday, May 21, 2012

  • Of course, it could all just be a smokescreen to hide Lambo`s activities while he scoops up his new targets unnoticed by the opposition.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • You would know footyboy16 - they queueing up to get out of Elland Road!

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    The Crab

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • I find it strange that the agent says he does not want to leave after going public with a transfer request. Yes he was vital to us this season and maybe that the England call-up or lack of it preyed on his mind but he runs the risk of backing himself into a corner with no way out, unless he has had an offer. For me keeping PL is of greater importance that Holty, though keeping both would be preferable. The one person in football this week I admire is Brendan at Swansea where he has commited himself to the cause. The outcome at Carrow Road I feel will not finish with Holty - for now the thrust must be to support that true professional Adam Drury a credit to the game and the club. OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

  • Is that `Ammers supporter, who is not a councillor, from Worlingham? An ex-councillor and self employed buy-to-let spiv?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • It's a shock Holty has asked to leave. I hope he doesn't really want to go. He's so good for Norwich. He can't leave us yet, he just can't!

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    Claire Halls

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Steve Gordon is right, this is about getting Holt a pay rise. I think whoever is advising him shouldn't get his commission. This leaves a nasty taste in the mouth and makes one question Holt's commitment and motives. Another fact is that, if he did go elsewhere, he may not succeed in a different environment and, at 31, he doesn't have too many years to recover if it doesn't work out. Sack your agent and appoint me, Grant, I'll undercut your agent by 2%!

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    Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • It's possible he thinks with more starts this season he would have scored more and been on the plane to Poland. Its also likely he wants to settle down back home near the Lake District and a move to a club from the north west would make this possible, everton have a liking for big number 9's. Wonder what he's worth?

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    Nicola Curle

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Call this journalism? just a cut and paste exercise...

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Come on everyone this is just part of the bidding game to get some more money - remember Rooney did it with Man U. Holty may not want to leave but it's part of the game of getting paid what he thinks he is worth. He deserves a pay rise - is Norwich prepared to pay it? Same goes for Lambert I am sure. This is money gamesmanship.

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    Steve Gordon

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • come on people ! not a major surprise the guys 31 and got very few years left at the top and needs to make enough moneyto last him a lifetime. Will be interesting to see which prem club will be desperate enough to offer him his 50 pieces of silver

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • err... I don't think it means nothing. Mr Lambert and Mr Holt will be here next season so chill everybody.

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    Admiral F

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • why all the panic?we all know there is hardly any loyalty in football.players and managers will go to where they can get the best deal.we will still survive see some at at swansea with brendan rodgers.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Kwik-Fit offered him more money to do tyres+ exhausts then....? Really sorry if the big man goes. We should be in line for a hefty transfer fee tho.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • sad sad day may be reaction to missing out on england squad,but if any matter how much loved does not want to play at Norwich you must let him go and be gratefull for the time we had.

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