Norwich City have announced a press conference today at 2.30pm where it is expected that Chris Hughton will be announced as the new manager.

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The Birmingham City boss was seen arriving at Carrow Road this morning and is expected to be confirmed as the Canaries’ new boss once all the loose ends of a deal have been tied up.

It is understood that the Canaries have agreed a compensation package with Birmingham for the 53-year-old.

28 comments

  • Pa Snipps, I am underwhelmed by your modesty and overwhelmed by your xenophobia. ;-) PS, goldie I think Birmingham is just slightly south of Naaridge.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Welcome Chris Hughton (I'm giving you the nickname Chugh, pronounced Chuff). You will find that Norfolk folk are different in a nicer sort of way....We call a Spade a Spade, and speak Face to Face. You will soon get the hang of it.... You may have been appointed to manage this club by a Scot, but at long last we have broken the mould of being managed by the Scots and Irish, (with one exception, and we won't talk about him)....You will receive support and advice from Kings Lynn to Yarmouth, Cromer to Diss. ..Digest it well and take on board the best bits, usually after my name...We don't expect miracles, your predecessor used them up, Just do your best We are all behind you!.

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • If Calderwood comes with Houghton that could mean the End of Holt as it was Calderwood who Holt Fell out with at Forest

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    CanarySid

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Well it's a good job we are pointing this out now to McGnarly, as always.....DM check out Holty before we scare him off please ? Thanks

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Ethered so, Pa Snipps, "Chuff", No! that's really rude!

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Dubai, Defoe will be going back in a few days, so the Burger king will not be needed

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • PA he's beyond doctors help he needs to be sectioned.

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    The Bloater

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • PS: London born tho so only plastic Irish.

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    Timbo

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Forgot to time that comment 1345 Billytb you need to see a doctor!

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • I hope the Club will explain exactly what is happening about compensation for Lambert's departure. If none is offered then perhaps we should take a leaf out of Colchester's book! It would be a shame if the club loses its best ever manager and compensates another club to replace him. £million of the transfer kitty>

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    burnhamcanary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Regardless of whether Calderwood comes or not Holt has made his mind up to go and I can't see him changing it. Guess he will go to Villa where I wouldn't be surprised to see Whitbread end up as well.

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    The Bloater

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Also, the reference to digging implements may also cause offence.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Yes, this is good news indeed. Hope we can sort out Holty without too much 'pain' soon too.......Interesting to see how the backroom matrix will fall out ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Daniel Sturridge is the standby player anyway..

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Finally, on the contract debate. When PL resigned, what he actually did was to give notice to resign at the date in the future specified in the contract. He was then on Garden Leave (paid and under contract but does not have to turn up) and so if McN said "no talking" then the discussions were still in breach of FA rules as PL was still under contract. Whether or not he had a clause that alowed that depends on which takes precedence, FA rules or the contract. I think I know what an FA tribunal would say.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • England striker Jermain Defoe returns home from the team's training camp following the death of his father. TIME FOR HOLT'S CALL UP MAYBE ??

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Sid, I`m so glad you spotted that. My attempts to say that were largely ethered, then ignored!! It`s not entirely up to Holt. There is a contract in place. I so wish I could earn £15,000 a week!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Want a bet ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Who says Holt has made up him mind ? I'd say his pain of an agent senses a fee, that's all. Holt is a legend here and he know that he maybe doesn't have the chance to be as big elsewhere - given that it'd take at least three years of success to become a legend, I think he will be happy to remain the NCFC legend for another 2-3 years at least !

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • If Chris Hughton is bringing his assistants with him to Norwich, where does this leave Culverhouse & Co.? Will he too be heading to AV?

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    Boadicea 1959

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Good bye Grant Holt thought there was more than a years extension in contention, hope you have a lovely time with Paul at A V, now wait to see who else will be moving north west. Glad we have Chris as new manager. Now looking forward to next season.

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    goldie

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • The pronunciation of "Chough" is Chuff. For those who have not travelled to the extreme South West of this land (Cornwall), Chough is the name of a red legged crow treasured by the Cornish. No offence meant or intended in any way to any one.

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Why does btb feature so much on these boards, Ar-chant? Another alter-ego of your plant? The trouble with our local journos is that they have no aptitude for what was once a profession. Just little boys in sinecures. I should Lodge a complaint. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • So the net was thrown over Europe in the hope to snare a top european manager only for it to fall short. As far as birmingham to be precise, oh the irony. At least now you will have other things to discuss than the plight of my fine Club. I know who'd I'd rather have in charge that's for sure.

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    MonkeyNuts

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Sorry Pa...He's Irish ! ROI. Wicki have already got him down as Norwich City Manager !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Ever closer. Be glad when this is done-"many a slip `twixt cup and lip" and all that. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Chris Hughton looks like good news, as others have said, Calderwood - we need to know a bit more. Pa Snipps, (ahem) I am afraid I can't support the nickname "chuff" and the use of the word for a digging implement on the grounds of public decency. Finally a thought on the great contract debate. PL may have resigned and talked to AV the next day with McN saying that he did not give permission. That sounds a bit patheic but what about this. When you resign, you actually give notice to resign at the time in the future specified in the contract. The minimum time for the lowest-paid job is 1 week, the minimum for this role for a high-paid skilled professional job has to be at least 3 months. What ever, the day after resigning, PL was still under contract to NCFC and was on "garden leave", i.e.you do not have to turn up but you are still paid and under contract, therefore McN's "no talking" statement is significant. What about a clause in PL's contract, well unless we can see it, who can say but my question is that if this goes to the FA for arbitration, what takes precedence, FA rules or a private agreement between an FA licensed manager and club whose alleged agreement contraveens the rules?

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

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