Norwich City today said it had been “inundated” with applications for and interest in the club’s vacant manager position as Paul Lambert was confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa.

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Lambert tendered his resignation to the Canaries on Thursday amid reports Villa had made an official approach for his services.

His resignation was not accepted but a brief statement on Villa’s website today read: “The board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager.”

This afternoon Norwich City issued a statement offering its thanks to Lambert and announcing the search for his replacement was “already actively underway”.

It said: “Following today’s announcement by Aston Villa that they have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager, we would once again like to place on record our sincere gratitude to Paul for everything he has done for the club – everybody at Carrow Road wishes him all the best for the future.

“Meanwhile the search for the next Norwich City manager is already actively underway and the club has been inundated with applications for and interest in the job of leading this great club forward in the Barclays Premier League.

“The next Norwich City manager will have a great squad of players, a robust and competitive budget and excellent facilities to work with – as well as the superb backing, home and away, of our fantastic supporters.”

Earlier reports that compensation from Aston Villa had been agreed – rumoured to be about £1m – were denied by the club.

“We will continue to discuss this matter privately with Aston Villa,” the Norwich City statement said.

Norwich chief executive David McNally yesterday revealed the club were in the process of looking for a new manager, describing the former Carrow boss as being on “gardening leave”.

He told Sky Sports News: “We are looking for a new manager, that is likely what we concentrate on in the next few weeks.

“We were in a situation where we were approached by another club to speak to Paul Lambert, we didn’t grant them permission and we were very clear we wanted to keep our manager who has been incredibly successful.

“When it was indicated by our manager that he would like the opportunity to speak to this particular club the dynamics changed, and then it was about talking to them about compensation, agreeing compensation and sorting out a time frame, and we are still in that process.”

McNally also praised Lambert’s contribution during his time at Carrow Road, which saw the Scot guide the Canaries from League One to 12th in the Premier League.

He said: “Paul Lambert has been fantastic for this football club for three years and he will quite rightly take his place in Norwich City history and we will always be very grateful to Paul for his achievements here.”

Cardiff boss Malkay Mackay and Celtic chief Neil Lennon have been made early favourites to replace Lambert at Norwich, although McNally insisted the club has made no approach for a manager yet.

Other names which could be in the frame include former Norwich City defenders Mark Bowen and Steve Bruce, Blackpool boss Ian Holloway and Birmingham manager Chris Hughton.

McNally said: “We will look at the market and it is about having a manager who is hungry, committed and we will need to check out their knowledge, skill, experience and their attitude really. Those are attributes that are important to us, and Paul Lambert’s ticks all of those boxes.”

McNally yesterday insisted no Norwich City players, including wantaway striker Grant Holt, were for sale.

Holt, 31, scored 15 league goals last season but had a transfer request rejected last month and took to Twitter yesterday to confirm he wants to leave Carrow Road after three seasons and 70 goals for the club.

“Just to stop the rumour mill again. I have expressed to the board and the CEO that I want to leave the football club. Due to disagreements,” he wrote.

“I have loved my 3 years at the club and it sadness (sic) me to right (sic) this but want use (sic) to here (sic) it from me first.”

Reports have linked Holt to a switch to Villa Park to join his former boss, but McNally said none of the first team squad are for sale.

Sound off below with your thoughts on Lambert’s switch to the Midlands club.

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  • clider, if Hucks hasn`t at least started doing his badges by now, then he`s not the right man. How on earth we appointed a dedicated Corpulent Entertainer to the job pre-Lambert, only Lambo conspiracy theorists know. Get in a proper bloke. Hughton was fine at Newcastle, badly treated. Has done pretty well at Brum, too. Or get Culverhouse to Man-up and sever the umbilical from PL. The loser in that scenario would be....PL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Gutted yes, expecting it, yes. Obviously gutted that the great work so far acheived won't continue with Lambert at the helm. However, casting the mind back a few years, and you have to feel nothing but gratitude for what PL has acheived. Next season we have to remember we will still be visiting Ol' Trafford, The Emirates and Anfield. There is a long way to go and the aim has not changed. 17th or better. Disappointed because PL knew he was signed up to a 7 year plan. The fact we over achieved (and those who feel we didn't then you are deluded) means we have the bank off our back, the stadium owned - lock stock, the f'ing lot, and will be playing at above stadia next year. The fact PL jumped ship less than halfway through his expected tenure shows that he always to intended to leave once in the promised land. Even if another club came sniffing, he should have stuck with the revised plan for one more year. However, all things considered it's still a nice place to be.

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    Southern canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I'm genuinely gutted he has gone, he was building something special at NCFC and we've got a good squad. I hope who ever comes in will continue the good work. It's a shame the way it ended, but I wish Lambert all the best and thank you for the good times.

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    ImDrunky

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Swiss canary, are you serious!!! Of course I've read the comments, hence why I posted. Your comments are the epitome of everything wrong with Norwich. Small time club with big time Charlie attitude. You think I'm not going to comment when I see insults on my great club? Delusional to say the least. We'll be back soon for Holt too, 5m should seal the deal.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Any one knows if Lambert still has his black Maserati car? The speed cameras will need to be alerted in the midlands.

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    honeysucker

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I have accepted it and I am ready to move on but have just had a peek at the Aston Villa website. A huge picture of PL came up which did make me feel physically sick.

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    Flying Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • what a load of cobblers. bring in roy keane give the man a chance.NOT!!!!!!!

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    Henley

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • At least I know. You need to be told.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • If anyone out there thinks all this happened in 10 days, think again, From where I sit with a full glass in my hand, this has been carefully choreographed over many weeks. I have watched from on high as each piece of the jigsaw fell into place, as our reserves were thrust into the limelight, and the first team rested. How players had serious injuries, and were unable to take part. How new contracts were not offered to quality players, and now how assistants can follow like sheep at the given signal. Let us watch how the injuries suddenly disappear, and differences are resolved ....Sorry to point it out, but you got on the bus and you have been taken for a ride.

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    Pa Snipps

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Hughton. Malky Mackay....thinking big i see....

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    MonkeyNuts

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • What's occuring Monkey Nuts? I suggest that you makes yourself pretty scarce or you might be waking up with industrial-strength depilatory product on them. Then you will not want to sort it out.

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    Sian

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I assume " De Orish Eedjit's" application for the NCFC managerial position has been lost in the post. We all know what a "quality" manager he was. This was explained to us in the pompous statement issued by ITFC when they gave him the job, claiming that his appointment reflected the ambition of the club, in employing such a big name manager. With a build-up like that he couldn't fail. Could he ....?

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    Timbo

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Tone, I don`t think Malky would be as bad as Gunn. He`s done a steady if unspectacular job@ Cardiff. Seems Cully`s off to Brummagem with PL. Pity. Hughton? We`ll find out one day. No sentimental appointments likely with McN.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Tone, I don`t think Malky would be as bad as Gunn. He`s done a steady if unspectacular job@ Cardiff. Seems Cully`s off to Brummagem with PL. Pity. Hughton? We`ll find out one day. No sentimental appointments likely with McN.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Lambert was the first choice manager for City after Gunn. Lambo you were not Villa first choice!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Before everybody gets carried away, many people expected that PL was not the most loyal of employees. whether he has made the right choice only time will tell, but after all who cares? Football is a business and at the moment his market value would appear to be very high, like most other people he is just cashing in, I expect greed, vanity and ambition helped to make up his mind. More important is what happens now? we dare not implode we have an excellent man in David McNally, it is paramount to our ambitions that he is retained. As for the squad it would be a travesty if it was to break up, sure there will be fall out from Lambert's departure, but one can only hope that the players think that Norwich is an attractive proposition, or have the players been acting all season? We need to get someone in who is perhaps a little bit more committed to the club and not himself. I quite like the idea of Ian Holloway who has achieved near miracles at Blackpool, he seems a good honest and knowledgeable person, he could suit us. So to finish we need to keep a cool head and steady the ship, and if the staff don't leave like rats then the ship will steady its self . It would be a great pity if we could build on the solid foundation laid by McNally the board and Lambert and his backroom team. I wonder if PL will come to regret the day that he decided to join a 'bigger club' just like John Bond or Mike Walker, I don't wish him ill, but perhaps Villa could get relegated, schadenfreude !!!

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    ceciltripe

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Lambo not only gave us 3 great seasons but now in a weird way has given us a very entertaining summer season. The king is dead long live the king.

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Mad Brewer, OK - misunderstood you. I thought King was just going away from Tottenham and you wanted him plying for Norwich. But you wrote "retire from Tottenham" - I see that now. No, as a manager, there is only one without the badges that I would want - that is Hucks...

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • * Keano is

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Culverhouse and Karsa ,Have gone

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Aston Villa had reached rock bottom just like we had after the Colchester thrashing. The only way now for Aston Villa is probably up. So little downside for PL who is experienced in scenarios like these. Should he do well at Aston Villa it will just be a matter of time before one of the top 6 clubs come beckoning for him. PL is an ambitious man in a hurry. Loyalty and emotions don't feature with him. Aston Villa fans be warned.

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    mellow yellow

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I guess that his assistants will also be taking the A11, A14 and M6 to Brum?

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    Yellow Blood

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Mad B, Ledley King? Yes, thank you!

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Saw Glen Hoddle in Norwich yesterday!

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    Mr. B

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The average football fans view of a manger. When you win they got it right, when you lose the got it wrong. When the sign they are heroes when they leave they are villains. When the are chosen they deserve it, when they are sacked they deserve it. While they are here they are the club when they are gone no individual is bigger than the club. Soon another man will be here and we just go through the stages again where applicable.

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    Mike Hardy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Chris Hughton for manager is my choice after what he has done at Newcastle and Birmingham. No players for sale says McNally just like he was going to fight to keep Lambert. No worries there then!!!

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    goldie

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • A nice thought Spanish but I feel that Lambo is one of those rare people that you meet that has a huge amount of drive to do better for himself and it was becoming increasingly clear for the last few weeks if not months that his focus was moving elsewhere. I don't think he was trying to help with MKD. His performance at the Hall of Fame dinner on 6 March was incredibly terse, even by his own dour standards and I think that things were starting to unravel at that point. It is the sort of focus that PL has that gives confidence to the team and gets them to play out of their socks....especially when they are "hungry" and have been given a chance. Whether the same thing works with pampered Show Ponies remains to be seen, but I suspect that it will in the end. Several comments about managers that are all round nice guys, just remember that Bryan Gunn was and still is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • The king is dead, long live the king, just so long as it isn't Steve Bruce

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • we have, according to McN, been inundated with people wishing to apply for this post .How about killing two birds with one stone? Grant Holt as player manager on a three year contract .

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • spanishcanary, that MK Dons thing was a nice idea, and that`s its weakness. It`s nice! For all his impressive qualities, PL does not "do" nice. He is a very cold fish. He will be thinking of nothing but how to squeeze maximum performance from his new squad, get rid of those that cannot step up and recruit as appropriate. Anyway, I don`t think at 31, Karl Robinson has the necessary experience and has no real pedigree as a pro footballer either. I see Ledley King is likely to retire from Spurs. A better billet for Zak than Vanilla Fudge?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Everyone says that PL has done a tremedous job for Norwich - that`s true, of course. But where had PL been without Norwich? Still at Colchester perhaps? That side of the story is often forgotten. Norwich gave him a chance to rise as a manager and without us he certainly wouldn`t have been in a position to be appointed by Villa.

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Hughton. Malky Mackay....thinking big i see....

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    MonkeyNuts

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Latest odds; M Mackay 2.1..C Hughton 10.3...S Bruce 12.1

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Mad Brewer, OK - misunderstood you. I thought King was just going away from Tottenham and you wanted him plying for Norwich. But you wrote "retire from Tottenham" - I see that now. No, as a manager, there is only one without the badges that I would want - that is Hucks...

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I've found another, it's called Monkey Nuts. If it really thinks this will be a three love story!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • can not beleave it what a joke. can not see norwich staying up again next season. bring in palo di canio. a manager if heart for the game

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    Henley

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Nutty Chimp, you may live nearer to Carrow Road than an ex-pat in Dubai or one in Australia, but you are not a Norwich fan. Next season`s benchmark result:- Liverpool 1, Vanilla 7. Rodgers sacked. Lambert goes to Liverpool. Vanilla Boss converts "Club" to an International Basketball, Ice-Cream and Burger franchise. He`s a fast-food Lerner. Liverpool start search for a new manager, immediately. Jewell is favourite, speaks the local lingo. Lambo goes back to his natural place, with his Son on one side and a Ghost on the other. He doesn`t hang about, Paul......

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Warky,just look upon it as a reorganisation every business has one when things are going well. It offers opportunity and a challenging environment to move thing foreward in a positive manner.

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Don't get Brew going on about bitter Fly.

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • So then guys can someone explain to me how Norwich came to appoint Paul Lambert in the first place?

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    Bill Moore

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Next seasons fixtures will be out at the end of the month. First fixture on the list to look for will not be Utd or Chelsea. Villa fixture will be one I will look out for, beat them, chant to Lambert 'You should have stayed at a big club!'..............Let's remember, Gunny signed Holt, Peter Grant signed Wes, Worthington signed Drury etc, etc. Lambert has made a huge mistake going to villa. They are not progressive, his budget will be as hamstrung as City's but expetation will be too high and the board impatiant. Good luck Lambo. OTBC

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • better late than never to remind myself that PL did a great job for us. Left us the way he left Col Utd and Col U fans still havent forgiven his method of departure.Nor that we picked a couple of their players up shortly afterwards. Good Luck to Villa never easy after a leg injury, and Holt gone by next friday 'cos you really dont want a want away to stay

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • we need to calm down mcnally has done a great job since he has been here remember doomcaster .we need a manager who will fit with our players someone who plays attacking passing football and a motivator .for me that would be holloway he is also a very good coach.

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    123stu

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I agree with your conspiracy theory Pa. We've all been taken for a ride. What did Lambo say a few weeks back? " First we'll deal with the players who are out of contract, then we'll deal with the players who are coming to the end of their contract, then players who have a contract, then new signings. Very Niemoller-esque....

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    Timbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • To MonkeyNuts Thinking big Paul Lambert was not big till ha came and done a job at Norwich otherwise you would not have given him a chance as we did!

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    GrumpyMike

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I only tried to mention "Marilyn Monroe" and a lack of desire to see Steve Bruce here. Too contentious, obviously so ethered. Poyet for me - OTBC. ps The Sun, for all we love it, has outdone the toothless tigers of ECN. Again. It really is inexcusable.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • The last three seasons have been the most wonderful ride for us and I am very sad to finally see this appointment confirmed. However, this was always going to happen, I just hoped it would not be so soon and in this manner. There are so many good memories, my favourite being the tactical destrucrion of Swansea away this season. It was brilliant and left the now Liverpool manager with no cards to play at home. I was disappointed but not surprised at the postings by Villa fans on this site over the period but PL & team had obviously got as far as they thought they could with Norwich's resources and were looking for the next step before more before moving on to one of the top four. What better than an underperforming, overfed animal that needs turning around. It's now all down to the management to replace PL and team and nset a clear direction for the next few years. I was amused that McNally says he "will look at the market", come on David, you must have had a peak at it before now ;-) OTBC.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I would not want a person at our club that didn't want to be here, regardless of contracts etc. On that point can we save a few trees, and save paper, throughout the game and do away with contracts, as they appear to not mean a thing! Anyway, back to my main point, I also refer to GH. As much as I would love to see him in yella next season, his heart would not be here. Sell him on now for a couple of million and get a replacement in. Remember the old saying, no-one is bigger than the club...Alan Curbishly would be my choice as manager, although he has been out of the game a while.. On the Ball, City..

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    Gary Guymer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Brewer, you're Mad.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I will not say that again. Stay grounded, Crazy Simian.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • What the heck is McNally doing to our club! Restricted pay structure, medium salary and no long term contract offer was made to our 'ex' manager, telling our leading goal scorer that he is too old..............Come on McNally forget your Sms and get it sorted, keep us informed properly and let's get a quality replacement manager in!

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    JJE

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Mad B, quite allright - I only wanted to express that i agree if you think King would be good for Norwich.

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I see we are being described as "bitter Norwich" in the national press because we are after £1m compensation for Lambert. Know we won't get as much as Swansea got for Rodgers due to contract terms but think that's very harsh.

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    Flying Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Pity about Holt wanting out at the same time. Will miss the big guy.

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Brewer, you're Mad.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • According to my girlfriend's brother's best mate, Rafa Benitez brought a villa in Cromer recently - and he should know cos he works in the business. Could it be?

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    Mike Oxlong

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • But at least the message on the club website promises to keep us up to date and informed of progress with the new appointment. A new era dawns.

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Ether Ether Ether....Pink Un hates intelligent comment !

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    Timbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Not being funny, but Lambert has decided to leave Norwich when there was still work left to do. As he's said himself, staying up one season doesn't make you a premiership club. Very disappointed that he's decided to duck completing the task in favour of a second rate outfit like AV.

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    Adam Penny

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Forgive my obtuseness, RobSCN,but I don`t understand that posting!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Feel a bit hard done by that we only got 1m compensation for him when you look at what he has done - especially when you look at how Swansea got atleast 5m from Liverpool.

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    Thomas Payton

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • It was reported that Lambert was frustrated by the £15,000 a week pay ceiling at NCFC &, it was reported he was on £800,000 pa. If we are to continue this it will, surely, restrict managers we can apporach, as some will not work for this amount and will also want to attract players with bigger pay-packets. I'm not suggesting the reported stance is correct, but it must be a factor. P.S. I'm one of the ones who has expressed interest - for only £500k!

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    Sprowstonboy

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • The Sun are definitely stiring the pot here, bless them. We may not have liked Lambert's deadpan press pesonna, but apparently di Canio has a tattoo celbrating Mussolini on one arm and West Ham on the other. Now there's a a contrast.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Hi, cutty! "Bitter Norwich"? Watneys used to manufacture a liquid called Norwich Bitter down King Street way....... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • The Horse loves Norwich, he has a family that wants security and to stay in Norwich. Give him the third year on his contract, he wants to stay, but wants security, just as we all do

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    DaveG

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I thought he was clever, but now I'm not so sure. Here he created a squad from hungry lower league players which the Villa fans won't accept. And a squad of about 20 interchangeable players of basically similar ability to rest some and choose horses-for-courses teams - which the (few) Villa stars won't accept. Walker to Everton again...

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    keelan

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • An intersting point Cutty but it's that sort of entertainment that can be very distressing for children and should carry a parental advisory. It certainly made me feel queezy.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • We weren't exactly the steadiest of ships when he joined. I for one wouldn't bet against him working his magic again. Thanks for an amazing three years to Lambert, and good luck in the other 34 games next season.

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    Saturday Skin

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The average football fans view of a manger. When you win they got it right, when you lose the got it wrong. When the sign they are heroes when they leave they are villains. When the are chosen they deserve it, when they are sacked they deserve it. While they are here they are the club when they are gone no individual is bigger than the club. Soon another man will be here and we just go through the stages again where applicable.

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    Mike Hardy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Yes, he`s a villain all right! Beach Boys song; Heroes & Villains?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • how ironic it would be if ole gunnar solskjaer came to carrow road after turning down villa.

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    bluelight

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I would not want a person at our club that didn't want to be here, regardless of contracts etc. On that point can we save a few trees, and save paper, throughout the game and do away with contracts, as they appear to not mean a thing! Anyway, back to my main point, I also refer to GH. As much as I would love to see him in yella next season, his heart would not be here. Sell him on now for a couple of million and get a replacement in. Remember the old saying, no-one is bigger than the club...Alan Curbishly would be my choice as manager, although he has been out of the game a while.. On the Ball, City..

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    Gary Guymer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • why would PL go to a club that just escaped relegation is beyond me. Thanks for the memories PL, but please, when or if it goes wrong don't come running back, we had mike walker back after he left for 'a bigger club', same as robert fleck. never the same second time round. To add my tuppence worth, i'd love malky back, but for comedy value ian holloway from blackpool deserves a shot

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    lordyfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • The king is dead, long live the king, just so long as it isn't Steve Bruce

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Reading through the comments, I'm in 2 minds about Mr Lambert leaving. I thank him for a fantastic job in everything that he has done at NCFC in his 3 years in charge- truly an amazing feat and no wonder he's been touted by a so called 'bigger club' But, OMG..... Aston Villa !!!! Are they bigger than us ??? They were 20 years ago, and then back in 199293 when it was us, them and Man Utd fighting it out. But, why them ??? At least leave us for a top 10 club with a British owner !! If things go wrong, he'll be out after 12 months, and the fickle Villa fans will turn on him !! And I don't believe for 1 minute Villa are a 'sleeping giant' !! Remember Mike Walker to Everton.... The grass wasn't greener there was it....... And Mr McNally- he has a fantastic track record of attracting decent and promising new gaffers. I trust him wholeheartedly to find us an ideal and perfect replacement to continue the good work PL has put in place. So, mixed emotions for me... I guess this day was inevitable one day... but Aston Villa !!!!! That really does surprise me. ! more decent year at NCFC could have opened the door to someone much bigger than them.

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    canarysmithy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Well, it had to happen. Not sure if it is the right move - Villa are a club in a fair amount of turmoil. If Lambert doesn't raise them up - what then ? IMcNWT

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Isn't it sad how villa fans come here to gloat and generally represent their club as a bunch of trolling monkeys.. Paul Lambert what have you gotten yourself into! I don't think there is any fear of Steve Bruce being hired, it's just bookies and tabloids stirring up the pot. McNally has more sense than that. He made the right choice before in Lambert and there's no reason what so ever that he can't do it again. In McNally we must now trust!

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I do not wish PL well as he has not shown loyalty but we should have seen it coming as he did it to Colchester. Hopefully Holt will never play for Norwich again, let him stay in the reserves till then end of his contract then who will want him.

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    Cepnch

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I agree 100% with you. Has worked wonders with players from lower divisions without having to splash millions.

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    honeysucker

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • ....like McNasty!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Please Mr McNally John Ward has to be your man. He fits the bill perfect for me. Employ him and my week would be made.

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    honeysucker

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Mad Brewer, OK - misunderstood you. I thought King was just going away from Tottenham and you wanted him plying for Norwich. But you wrote "retire from Tottenham" - I see that now. No, as a manager, there is only one without the badges that I would want - that is Hucks...

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Was Niemoller a creative midfielder, Timbo? I googled Lambert Villa and got the address of a grace and favour holiday appartment in (the) USA. I am a slow Lerner.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Hi cutty. Back in the good old days, I never liked Mild much, though the best one was Morgan`s, the King St. brewer that eventually became Watneyficated along with the rest. Unscrupulous landlords (aka all of them) allegedly used mild as a receptacle for recycling dregs, ullages etc. So it was a bit pot luck. See, you talked me up, didn`t you! ;-) Mild is still a popular beer in the Midlands. Then it is in a Time-Warp. Like Villa.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • PL did a great job as the manager given the opportunity from the clubs owners to do so!! The posts about him being n and ambitous for PL not NCFC have always been apparent and maybe is fair enough although as a fan it is always frustrating. It was clear to me with a few games to go he was going to be off and if he wnats out then I would rathe rhave someone that wnats to be here (not Bruce though!!) we are in a great position to move onwards and upwards next year Chris Hughton for me

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    hucks76

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The prehensile tale of a p**t. It would take a mighty strong magnet to find any irony in you, Godzilla.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Hmmm... Just as well we don't believe in The Sun here 'cos yesterday there were tales of a mutiny at the Carra, me hearties. Perchance McNasty needs to get his paw on the tiller with alacrity. £6m for the horse, okay by me. AP and JH off to the Vest Midlands - that would really hurt. PS there's a cracking rumour about Marilyn Monroe going around, but as it's unconfirmed by the NCFC press office it can't be true. Anyone but Bruce - OTBC

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    el dingo

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • this story is not under sport but under newscrime on the web !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I know nothing nor care anything about football but am intrigued to know why this article comes under the heading "Crime" Can someone explain this to me?

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    alecto

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Get Darren Huckerby in the hot seat now. He has the passion and drive, loyalty and would lead by example.If he has not got the correct badges send him on a course during the summer holidays. No 2 possibly Ewan, Dion or Chris. But if this is not poss I would opt for Mark Robbins.

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    clider

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I'm about 3.4 miles away from carrow road, not sure how far away the posters helps anything lol But anyway, I hope we get chris hughton, he has already proven he can manage in the premiership and all round nice guy.

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    ImDrunky

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Ahh Billy the book- end, finally you contribute something useful to this page, are these your odds or just the ones you found on teletext?

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    The Yellow Yachtie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Canaryjon - football clubs showl ittle loyalty to managers these days so that complaint is double edged. I think he coudl have doen beter than Villa but perhaps he likes a challenge and flelt that Norwich were just too strong for him to handle now.

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I suppose Leeds United will be pleased because the rest of their squad will not be transfer targets for Norwich any more! At least McNally is looking for the right "attributes". Did he mention "cheap", too?!

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    Sprowstonboy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • W-T …. One reason for him not being selected could be that there was nobody to feed him like the Irishman does...Bent and Holt sounds to me like a sandwich with no filling

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, June 4, 2012

  • I hear McLeish is available, plays attractive football, some would say vintage Brazil circa 1982. Looking forward to seeing Holt and Hoolahan in the claret and blue, up front with Bent, and Whitbread and Collins as centre halves. On the Ball Villa!!!

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • No, RobSCN, what I meant was it is expected that Ledley King is to retire from playing, which might create an opportunity for Zak at Spurs. Rather than follow the Pied Bagpiper to Villa. I wasn`t thinking of LK as a potential manager. It was an apropos of nothing moment! Has Cully definitely left with Lambert?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • As of 10:30 BST this article was posted under "Other Crime Articles". Sub heading should be "Villains in One MillionPound Daygiht Robbery" and "Inside Job by Kidnap 'Victim'?" Sidebar: "When Will It Come to a Holt?"

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    atlanta canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I'll be completely honest here, none of the names that have been suggested as possible PL replacements have got me excited. Hughton is a good manager but for some reason I always think of his approach as being somewhat bland. Holloway is an absolute laugh but I want Norwich to stay in the Premier League, not have a laugh! Steve Bruce would just mean endless draws and unentertaining football. Malky to me is unproven in the top league and I don't think he'd keep us there. The other names brought into the mix are equally uninspiring to me too. I understand that we are not exactly an 'attractive' club in comparison to the top 6 - 8 clubs, therefore I do not see us getting someone inspiring. I just hope that McNallyMcBeal can bring in someone who will prefer attacking football as opposed to the defensive style we adopted before PL!

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    wisemanthree

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Dirk Kuyt over the hill at 31 and off to Turkey (well known for their top level club footie) and Holt still in his prime, I think not. A contract up to 33 is as much as anyone could expect. Even Man U. give the oldies a one year at a time extension.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Before everybody gets carried away, many people expected that PL was not the most loyal of employees. whether he has made the right choice only time will tell, but after all who cares? Football is a business and at the moment his market value would appear to be very high, like most other people he is just cashing in, I expect greed, vanity and ambition helped to make up his mind. More important is what happens now? we dare not implode we have an excellent man in David McNally, it is paramount to our ambitions that he is retained. As for the squad it would be a travesty if it was to break up, sure there will be fall out from Lambert's departure, but one can only hope that the players think that Norwich is an attractive proposition, or have the players been acting all season? We need to get someone in who is perhaps a little bit more committed to the club and not himself. I quite like the idea of Ian Holloway who has achieved near miracles at Blackpool, he seems a good honest and knowledgeable person, he could suit us. So to finish we need to keep a cool head and steady the ship, and if the staff don't leave like rats then the ship will steady its self . It would be a great pity if we could build on the solid foundation laid by McNally the board and Lambert and his backroom team. I wonder if PL will come to regret the day that he decided to join a 'bigger club' just like John Bond or Mike Walker, I don't wish him ill, but perhaps Villa could get relegated, schadenfreude !!!

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    ceciltripe

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • NCFC should welcome 4 mill for Holt. At his age and with his inability to complete 90 minutes on a regular basis this amount seems highly attractive. If not 4 mill then we should keep him as a super sub. The new manager needs to have the ability to attract players to the club. Experience at the top level is a must. This rules out Malky. We can see the limitations of Hughton in what happened after he left Newcastle. Bruce has peaked as a manager and does not have the passiondesire needed. Lennon has a track record of instability and Keane has his own demons. A young manager from the Championship who has played at the highest level seems in the UK and abroad.most preferable. Gus Poyet ticks all the boxes and according to reports is being targeted by Swansea. City needs to move quickly in talking to him.

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    Indiabill

    Monday, June 4, 2012

  • Is Lambo now technically a villain?

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • this story is not under sport but under newscrime on the web !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Every man has his price and it seems Villa found Lamberts. Always believed he would stay at least to see out McNallys five year plan. As for Holt, if he wants to go let him. But the board should make it clear that it won't be to Villa!

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    Simon Wilkinson

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Swansea got good compensation for Rodgers because they wisely gave him an improved contract during last season. They also have a "hands-off" our players clause for 12 months. Do we, Mr McNally?

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    troublesome1

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • It was reported that Lambert was frustrated by the £15,000 a week pay ceiling at NCFC &, it was reported he was on £800,000 pa. If we are to continue this it will, surely, restrict managers we can apporach, as some will not work for this amount and will also want to attract players with bigger pay-packets. I'm not suggesting the reported stance is correct, but it must be a factor. P.S. I'm one of the ones who has expressed interest - for only £500k!

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    Sprowstonboy

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Paul Who? Let's move on footballers and managers are a fickle bunch driven by greed, most of us would be the same given the opportunity, that's football. The guy who turned our club around was not Lambert, sure he did a great job with the players, but McNally is the guy who should be credited with getting us where we are today. I have every faith in him taking the right decisons at the right time in order to continue our progress under his stewardship. Curbishley for me, with a bright young No2.

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    westoncanary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Glad the speculation is all over with as we can all now move on. Very little point in having a manager who has one eye on what he deems to be the ultimate job - and we all know he wasn't referring to Villa. Going by national press forums the general concensus is that PL has taken a step in the wrong direction, and taken it too early. I'm sure Villa fans are feeling somewhat apprehensive, as PL's appointment has got 'gamble' written all over it. Next season will go either one way or the other for Villa.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • mun-kai, you little infil-traitor - proximity to the scene of the crime only implicates you further as you should understand local sentiment. It's time like this we need a little humour injected into proceedings. Please have the decency to post in a brummie accent next time - oi-right mayt !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • What about Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa - Are Villa hoping to poach them too ? I guess they are under contracts here - but - as in Lambert's case, are the contracts worth a dime. I am hearing Swansea get £5M for Rodgers and we get £1M for Lambert - is that correct ? I guess we are in limbo now until we get a new manager.

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Very good time had by all, the future feels bleak, unless the right man is brought in. Time in the premiership for new managers to gel ain't always kind, McNally's five year plan might go into reverse if they don't get this next appointment right.

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    nrg

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Yeh Brew but we drank Mild in the good old days and certainly not Watneys. Just been on the Birmingham site, full of doom and gloom, them not me. Poor squad no money and so on. they are resigned to loosing manager.

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    cutty

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Paul Lambert what a fantastic manager, he will be a massive loss for City as he has dragged them up from the third tier but has moved on to Bigger things, although disappointingly only to Villa. If it was Liverpool then it would be easier to take for City fans. Add to his Holt's disharmony with the club following McNally's stupid comments and it all adds up to a summer of discontent, most likely followed by a season of struggle. I think Holt could be next to head for he Carrow Rd exit door.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • To be fair he was here 3 years, that's longer then he has stayedwill stay at any other club. According to Holt's agent he's in a huff because McNally wouldn't give him a 3 year contract. Quite right,I think he's had his best season, let's cash in.

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    DocOhNo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Before everybody gets carried away, many people expected that PL was not the most loyal of employees. whether he has made the right choice only time will tell, but after all who cares? Football is a business and at the moment his market value would appear to be very high, like most other people he is just cashing in, I expect greed, vanity and ambition helped to make up his mind. More important is what happens now? we dare not implode we have an excellent man in David McNally, it is paramount to our ambitions that he is retained. As for the squad it would be a travesty if it was to break up, sure there will be fall out from Lambert's departure, but one can only hope that the players think that Norwich is an attractive proposition, or have the players been acting all season? We need to get someone in who is perhaps a little bit more committed to the club and not himself. I quite like the idea of Ian Holloway who has achieved near miracles at Blackpool, he seems a good honest and knowledgeable person, he could suit us. So to finish we need to keep a cool head and steady the ship, and if the staff don't leave like rats then the ship will steady its self . It would be a great pity if we could build on the solid foundation laid by McNally the board and Lambert and his backroom team. I wonder if PL will come to regret the day that he decided to join a 'bigger club' just like John Bond or Mike Walker, I don't wish him ill, but perhaps Villa could get relegated, schadenfreude !!!

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    ceciltripe

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • We MUST have Steve Bruce. With Paul Jewell in charge of his think-tank. And Gunny in charge of football philosophy & Food. Glenn Roeder in charge of fun and frivolity. We might as well sink like a stone. Or get positive. McN will not let this project fail because of the overweening ambition of a duplicitous Scot. That`s what we must hope anyway. Time will tell. Going back to living on my Pension now. I hope the footyfolk can cope with their Megabucks. NOT.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Contribution not allowed. Key Word: Duplicitous. And worse to come.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Its been a brilliant journey these past 3 years under Lambert. I wish him success but feel he has made his move a season too early, and feel a little aggrieved about the way his move has been done. No thanks, no sentiment - it appears we were just a stepping stone to so-called bigger and better things. However, Villa fans must not fool themselves as suspect Lambert sees this move as just another before an opportunity arises at Man U. It will be interesting to see what happens at Villa, as expectations amongst fans and their owner will be extremely high and the pressure substantial as a result. We've all seen how Villa fans react when results do not go their way, so I just hope Lambert knows what could be in store. Anyway, we City fans must now look forward and trust that McNally makes the right appointment. Lennon? absolutely no way.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Please bring in Ian Holloway! A great man who is passionate about his football. OTBC!

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    Silent Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Good luck and thank you Mr Lambert. I hope you have continued success but that Villa finish at least three places below City. You will be a hard act to follow and it is clear from your indignance that this move was on the cards, that you are able to act. A t City ewe were ready and glad for any success. You might find the expectations at Villa a different pressure to deal with.

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • We way this has unfolded is very unfortunate and regrettable. Of course we are grateful for Pl for what he achieved here, but I think that there is a feeling of unfinihsed business. Sure we all expected Lambert to go to a bigger club eventually, but going to Aston Villa now seems like it is too small a club and the move is too soon. Of course he should be able to do some good at Villa, as they are in an awful mess currently but now we must look to the future. Paul Lambert was a very good manager, but, he is not the only one and we have to look for somone who can take Norwich City to the next level. Anywhere below 12th next season will be deemed a 'failure' so Lambert leaves us with high expectations ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Oi-right monkeynuts, now get back on the mo-ta-wai to spegettee jungshun and go back ta ya brown sauce fakteroi. Tara a bit !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Speculation will now strongly link Holt to Villa. I can see that Mr. McNally will be in preservation mode. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I guess a new manager will also be high on his 'to do' list now.

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Looking ahead....First and foremost we need a new manager!.. Making the right selection should not be too difficult, if of course that man or woman is available (PC). Do not select a goalkeeper as their view of a game is straight ahead and often distant. Centrebacks are stoppers and always face the ball. Full backs see the game from a side on glance . Defence minded mid-fielders don't get around much. So we come to the real men that make a side tick. Those who need 360 degree eyesight, can think fast, and put their thoughts and abilities into action. This is the type of person we MUST go for. Someone else can do the bookwork, and make the tea. Anyone come to mind?

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    Pa Snipps

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The king is dead, long live the king, just so long as it isn't Steve Bruce

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • MB? Wasnt norwich bitter once described as " like making love in a punt" dont think ill be allowed to expand here

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Please, Not Neil Lennon or Steve Bruce

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    DaveG

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Gutted he has gone,but their are no loyalties in football.He left Col at the "drop of a hat" and the same at Norwich,if a top 4 club comes in 2 years from now the result will be the same.I guess we should be grateful for giving us probably the best 3 years I have experienced as a life long fan and wish him well,just wish we could have kept him for another season.Really hope we get Malky Mckay would soften the blow and he would do a good job

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    canaryjon

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • MonkeyNuts, you cleraly have not read any of the comments before you started your insulting and inappropriate diatribe. All you are doing is re-enforcing the stereotype of Villa fans. Go away and leave us in peace.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I see West Ham have apparently made a £4million bid for Grant Holt.

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    wisemanthree

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Gutted yes, expecting it, yes. Obviously gutted that the great work so far acheived won't continue with Lambert at the helm. However, casting the mind back a few years, and you have to feel nothing but gratitude for what PL has acheived. Next season we have to remember we will still be visiting Ol' Trafford, The Emirates and Anfield. There is a long way to go and the aim has not changed. 17th or better. Disappointed because PL knew he was signed up to a 7 year plan. The fact we over achieved (and those who feel we didn't then you are deluded) means we have the bank off our back, the stadium owned - lock stock, the f'ing lot, and will be playing at above stadia next year. The fact PL jumped ship less than halfway through his expected tenure shows that he always to intended to leave once in the promised land. Even if another club came sniffing, he should have stuck with the revised plan for one more year. However, all things considered it's still a nice place to be.

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    Southern canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The average football fans view of a manger. When you win they got it right, when you lose the got it wrong. When the sign they are heroes when they leave they are villains. When the are chosen they deserve it, when they are sacked they deserve it. While they are here they are the club when they are gone no individual is bigger than the club. Soon another man will be here and we just go through the stages again where applicable.

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    Mike Hardy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Frustrating when some of your best work gets ethered! Apart from suggesting the Villa fans didn't deserve PL and that the Whitlingham sewage works was a potential abode of the Nutty Chimp, I also suggested that it reflects badly that Lambo walks out on the club only a couple months after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I like Hughton as a replacement but not sure why he would favour us over WBA, assuming he has the choice? In McNWT!

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    canarydownunder

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Hahaha, oh Dubai...I live nearer Carrow Road than all you posters on here!! How very naïve!!

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The club statement says that they have not yet agreed compensation with Villa, just goes to show where all the leaks were coming from. It also says that they have been inundated by applications for the job, even before it went on the Monster.com. As there seems to be confusion about the contract, it is good for PL that he found empoloyment quickly enough that he did not need to expalin himself for a Jobseekers allowance.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I am sure McNally would rather snip his own balls off than hire Steve Bruce

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    Denzil

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • clider; I suggested that two days ago, and I can`t really let go the thought of Hucks in the chair - might bee a good solution. Alternatively: Malky McKay.

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Can't believe anyone who has any negativity towards Paul Lambert. Better to have had him and lost him than never had him at all. We all knew this would happen one day so thanks for the memories PL. They were very special. Mind you, if you start poaching some of our players I might not be so magnanimous. You've got a fair old budget to spend at Villa so please go elsewhere.

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    Flying Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I googled 'Villa Lambert' and got a hotel in Ustronie Morskie, Poland !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Swansea got good compensation for Rodgers because they wisely gave him an improved contract during last season. They also have a "hands-off" our players clause for 12 months. Do we, Mr McNally?

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    troublesome1

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Another list of Canary fans furious that Villa have taken their prized asset. I hear talks of small club, no loyalty, fickle fans. I truly think some of you are deluding yourself with the fact you are back in the Premiership. If Lambert gives us 3 good years like he did for you we will be very happy. If he takes us back into the top 6 then moves on then so be it, it will then give our club a chance to bring in a BIG named manager. We're under no illusions, he's here to steady the ship then will move onto pastures new. Why do you all seem to think we are a team in turmoil?? Some of these comments are farcical. Too small a club? Second rate outfit,Another list of Canary fans furious that Villa have taken their prized asset. I hear talks of small club, no loyalty, fickle fans. I truly think some of you are deluding yourself with the fact you are back in the Premiership. If Lambert gives us 3 good years like he did for you we will be very happy. If he takes us back into the top 6 then moves on then so be it, it will then give our club a chance to bring in a BIG named manager. We're under no illusions, he's here to steady the ship then will move onto pastures new. Why do you all seem to think we are a team in turmoil?? Some of these comments are farcical. Too small a club? Second rate outfit? Ridiculous comments. He's gone, its over, move on. You play good football and have a good team, that wont change.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Just picking up on a comment from Alanta. Is it possible that PL´s final jesture was for the board to have a closer look at Karl Robinson at MK Dons? Just a thought.

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Apparently Keanomis is being mentioned for the job wanted by a take over consortium headed up by Robert Chase.. Might be fitting, especially after McNally's 'Holt is too old', Gaff. I really can't see why Holt never got that England call-up..maybe he will get another call-up to play alongside Benty at Villa...

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • A Manager is needed to carry on the one touch pass and move football which has been a feature of our game under PL and staff. Malky Mackay doesn't fit the Bill here.

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    irongloves

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Re the new manager - young and hungry or older and experienced, that's the choice McNally has to make. No Malky - he's not making enough of an impression where he has been so far. Di Matteo will be looking for work soon. Hughton's a possible. Gonna need sonmeone with good man-management skills to hold the squad together. Maybe Alan Curbishley, maybe. Exciting few weeks coming up...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • PL is a cold fish. We all knew that. If he were not successful, he`d be a sociopath.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Ha ha ha! Here fishy fishy....and my job here is done.....

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    MonkeyNuts

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Monkey, you`re Nuts.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • DiCanio would be a good choice - has top level experience and done wonders with his present club

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    nathanp

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Re the new manager - young and hungry or older and experienced, that's the choice McNally has to make. No Malky - he's not making enough of an impression where he has been so far. Di Matteo will be looking for work soon. Hughton's a possible. Gonna need sonmeone with good man-management skills to hold the squad together. Maybe Alan Curbishley, maybe. Exciting few weeks coming up...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Lee Clarke in the hot seat, plus get Hucks involved too..Malkey could be another Gunny. Just hope we get the right man in. OTBC

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    Tone the moan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Neither of those last 2 comments makes any sense at all.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Lambert signs the faustian pact.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Did he tell you this as you were stumbling out of the Welly.

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    Mr. B

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • The messageboards are alive with the sound of speculation...Amazing how many 1p5wich Tahhn fans are interested in who's going to take the manager's job @ The Carra. Reminds me of the old joke: What do Norwich + 1p5wich fans have in common..?.......They're both completely obsessed with Norwich City !

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    Timbo

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Had PL gone to Liverpool, I think we could have understood it and we'd have genuinely wished him well. But not Villa. Their fickle, whinging fans don't deserve him as evidenced by the likes of the Nutty Chimp whom I calculate resides close to the Whitlingham Sewage Works. Inducting PL into the Hall of Fame so early was a mistake, and he almost said as much himself. That sort of accolade should only be bestowed once the people have left. Like Swiss, I can't believe McN hasn't got a fairly short list of replacements drawn up already. I wish IC could feature, but that's up to the new manager. To promote him would be a risk. Hughton would be good, but not why we would be looked upon more favourably than WBA. Curbishley has the pedigree, but does he still have the fire in his belly? I like Malky but can't get excited at the prospect. We shouldn't panic but we should dally either. In McNWT!

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    canarydownunder

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Very good point from Rob on here. When all the dust has settled and Holt and Lambert introduced to the press, you would think that they would both thank NCFC for making them house hold names.

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    Tone the moan

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I am a very bland person. This has made me a tad angry. I hope Janus Lambert loses at least one of his faces soon. Keep a look out, Paul.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • spanish, Norwich Bitter was half of a pair of "local" beers, along with Norwich Mild. Some very clever marketing type invented the generic "Norwich Bears", an attempted parody of the Norfolk accent. I have a promotional T-shirt somewhere! The Watney beer that got the "making love in a punt" accolade was a "National" product, Starlight "Bitter". Actually it was just Watney`s Pale Ale in a keg. Very popular in South Wales. As was Norwich Moild in Norfolk, when the Brummies came to Yarmouth etc for their Summer Hols. The dark `70s.....We`ll be welcoming the Aston Army any time soon?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Or 36 perhaps!

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    Saturday Skin

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Too upset to comment for past week. Was PL's last act to arrange pre-season friendly with MK Dons? That said, thanks, PL, for 3 great years. Canary fans showing great class in their posts. Oh, and prepare for Brummie journos penning lines about the Grant Holt(e) End

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    atlanta canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

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