Skipper Grant Holt is definitely not for sale, Norwich City chief executive David McNally insisted today – after the club’s top scorer repeated his wish to leave Carrow Road.

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With the Canaries already facing up to the exit of manager Paul Lambert - their decision to reject his resignation is unlikely to prevent him from joining Aston Villa – Holt has repeated his desire for a move, a fortnight after having a transfer request turned down.

The 31-year-old took to Twitter today to say: “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.”

McNally, however, said none of City’s first team squad, Holt included, was for sale.

“I’m delighted he’s loved it here. We’ve loved every moment of Grant Holt being here – 70 goals in three seasons,” said McNally.

“Every level of football he’s played at, he’s scored goals - 17 goals last season, 15 in the Premier League, a couple of Cup goals thrown in, what a fantastic performance from our captain, our talisman, the fans’ hero. He’s won the player of the year three years in succession. That’s never been done here at this marvellous football club.

“He’s not for sale, not for sale. If ever hypothetically you were forced into a position to sell somebody with such a record, what’s the replacement cost? It’s certainly bigger than the total budget I’ve seen quoted in relation to the club that Paul Lambert might be talking to, for new money this year.

“It would be a huge figure. But I stress, for all the Norwich City supporters out there, Grant Holt is not for sale.”

McNally, talking to Sky Sports News but not made available to other media, also denied that City had already inquired about the availability of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and Celtic boss Neil Lennon, among those tipped to succeed Lambert.

He said: “I’ve seen it reported today that we’ve contacted both their particular clubs about their managers. We haven’t and I’d like to put that on record.

“Celtic Football Club and Norwich City get on marvellously well. We had a great day here last week celebrating Adam Drury’s testimonial so the two sets of supporters get on brilliantly. I can confirm that no approach has been made for Neil Lennon.

“If we were interested in talking to them about Neil, because he’s a great manager, we’d go straight to them quietly and privately. We wouldn’t announce it through the media.”

Though City have not formally accepted Lambert’s resignation, McNally admitted: “We are looking for a new manager. That’s likely to be what we concentrate on for the next few days, few weeks maybe.

“We were in a situation where we were approached by another club, asking for permission to speak to Paul Lambert.

“We didn’t grant permission. We were very clear we wanted to keep our manager, who’s been incredibly successful.

“When it was indicated by our manager that he would like the opportunity to speak to this particular club, really the dynamics changed and so it’s then about talking to them about compensation, agreeing compensation and agreeing with them a time frame, and we’re still in that process.

“I have to say, though, that Paul Lambert has been fantastic for this football club over three years. He quite rightly will take his place in Norwich City history and we’ll always be very grateful to Paul for his terrific achievements here over three glorious years for the football club.”

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  • If I was Holt and I wanted to leave, as he obviously does, and the Club is deliberately holding him back, then I would deliberately play crap in the games he's picked for, for the club and I am sure he will so be released from his contract.. more than one way to skin a cat !! lol...

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    Footyboy16

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • it cant be true that holt and lambert dont get on then!Holts just after more money so that he doesnt have to go back tyre fitting!get a few million quid for him and offload one or two more then the new manager can buy a couple of strikers like jordan rhodes and michael owen(lol)!

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    tonyb

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Yes, Swiss that Sun>Compo thing does indeed have a rancid aroma. Earlier we were being told that, by refusing permission, NCFC would GAIN compensation. Then again, the BBC has reported that Swansea are to get around £7million from Self-pity City for Rodgers and it looked like Swansea granted him Dispensation (specially for you, Timbo!) to speak to `Pool. So it`s a mystery to me. I cannot see hard-nosed McGnarly making a move that would jeopardise us financially. PR man he`s not, Savvy he most certainly is. Now IMcWMT.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Holty. McNally can't stop you leaving, jump in your car and drive.. then watch McNally face !! lol.

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    Footyboy16

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Absolutely zero point in keeping an unhappy player at the club against his will. It will cause unrest with the other players, damage morale, and he'll go anyway for a lower transfer fee in the future because his value is going to be damaged if he is putting in half-hearted performances. Norwich just have to be realistic and accept they are a small club who will always have to sell their best players. Get over it.

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    Tom

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • "Grant Holt is not for sale" = Well, actually he is really but we want a big fee for him. See you next season Grant!!!

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    spanishcanary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • okay, thanks Paul you have done wonders over last three seasons -whatever the reasons you were going to move on at some point - so just thank you and best wishes for the furture. we have the opportunity to offer a fantastic job to another keen, fresh hungary up and coming british manager _ the furtures bright, the furtures yellow, with a bit of green - i am voting for Karl Robinson with the team he builds around him - lets take a chance on a bright young talent and enjoy the ride like we have over the Lambert years

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    TWCanary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I hear Mike Bassett is interested.

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    Silent Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • We are all forgetting that Grant is not getting older. In fact there is evidence he may be getting younger. This is the result of two distinctly different factors. 1) harry mcardle`s Portrait of Grant Holt, hidden in the Carra Catacombs. 2) Grant ate fruit from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden-hazardous though that was. If he now signed an 11-year contract, by the end Of it he could play for England U-21s. He must not be allowed to bathe in the radiation on Haverigg Playa, Timbo. That could reverse the whole process. Ask `em in Furness. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • David McNally has done brilliantly since being at NCFC and is more likely to be loyal than any manager or player. Chris Hughton for manager would be great.

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    goldie

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Fragment 2). So there you are. Holty`s Redemption was down to the Portrait, the Tree of Life and the Lambo of God. Does nobody remember the rather portly, rubicund and immobile No. 9 making his debut in that Norwich 1, Colchester 7 debacle? That was Holty! He must be younger now than he was then!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • If you can believe certain daily papers the compeensation for PL has been sorted and his first target is £3m For Grant Holt from a team he had connections with.Now if that was £3m for each year left on contract ? bite off hand.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Wakey-wakey ! LAMBERT JUST BEEN APPOINTED VILLA BOSS

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Billy no mates, you are illiterate enough to get a job here...and a troll.. You'd fit in really well! Yep, lambert has been confirmed as villa boss. Good luck to the bloke, just don't come poaching our best players!!

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • All the achievements of Holt in the last 3 seasons have been somewhat tainted and spoilt, hope that money or thinking he is bigger that the team has nothing to do with it. For all the words being uttered it is probably better he goes now whilst he still has some fans on his side, they could all walk away and he could end up back as a tyre fitter or a policeman! Ha!

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    blackdog2

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Re: Holt. No-one has answered my point that Holt signed a 3 yr deal LAST YEAR. Does his agent mean he wanted a further 1 year extension tacked onto the 2 years he had left? This doesn't add up ! I also forsee shades of Fash + Fleck in Holt's wanting away. I think he has a unique relationsip with NCFC fans just like they did. He'll find that hard to recreate elsewhere. Brewer? I'll have a pint of whatever you've been drinking ! Respect.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • This paper dosn't have propper norwich reporters,who know whats going on. Might get some updates by ... thursday

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • anyone hear Grant Holts agent on Radio Norfolk? If what he said is true I feel sorry for Holty

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • as I heard it ,Timbo the extra year on top of what he had is what he wanted. 31 now .Plus3 .That would make him34 for the final year of an extended contract.Drogba just finished at Chelski at 35, and do we not all agree a certain mr E Roberts and a certain mr M Mackay should have been kept on a few years back. Age is not a problem and if the only thing Holty wanted was the extra year give it to him.Would have pushed up his transfer fee if nothing else !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • You have to read between the lines. McNally is saying Holty will not go on the cheap and he'll wait and see what a new manager has to say. Don't encourage another troll Swiss.

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    cutty

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Holt really isn't worth much to us. I bet we'd only get 2 to 3m if that. His real issue is a bigger weekly pay packet and a signing on fee. Can't fault him at 31 years. His problem is, who in the prem. wants an old man. All the other players need to remind themselves that they are lower league players , given a chance in the big time and have played well together.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Timbo, that is how I read it. He had a deal that he was happy with last year and a reasonable one considering that he was 30 and there were doubts as to whether he could cut it at that level. However he did very well and it would not be unreasonable to ask for an extension now that he had proved himself, but the timing has ended up looking like an attempt at looting when there is a riot going on elsewhere. If the club had said yes, it would clearly be open season on contract negociations when the #1 priority has to be to sort the manager position. The club to a risk on him on a contract until he was 33 and it paid off. If he played until then and was still banging them in he could probably get another year or a good move but given the current circumstances, a better strategy would have been to help steady the ship and then look for a quid pro quo.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Didn't submit twice That was for sure !!!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Wakey-wakey ! LAMBERT JUST BEEN APPOINTED VILLA BOSS

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • This whole thing has turned into a kids party. All we need now is Flasher the Clown to turn up.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • What did he say Skip ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Can't argue with McGnally here, he is looking after our best interests. Grant you need to tell us the story that makes you want away otherwise, rightly or wrongly, you will be judged as the bad guy in this - we we hope you are not !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Perhaps a tad ambitious to be wanting a 3 year Premier League contract at 31 years of age. Like Dubai says, if Holt achieved a good 2 years he may well have then got a third. When is it never about the money. IMcNWT. Oh, and, no bruce, no mcleish, no dalglish, no wally with the brolly, no curbishley (too long out of the game), no warnock, no sven, no McCarthy, no royle, no walker, no Peter reid (cheer up), no jewell, no megson, no brown, no AVB, no Adams, no clark (lee), no sherwood, no coppell, no burley, no keane (always on the old blue & white), no shearer, no strachen, no ince, no wilkins (etc etc) . Possibles, in no particular order, Hughton, Malky (now 74 fav with bookies), Robinson (MK Dons), Culverhouse & Holloway..... one of those 5 please!!.

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    Meds

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I get it, it's just a bad dream. Tomorrow morning it will all be fine. I feel better now.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • West Ham have bid £4m for Holt. Nice pay day for him & fantastic money for us, for a 31year old. Bye Grant!, Sell Sell Sell

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    Meds

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Hmmm. Interesting. Wonder what Grant Holt's next move will be? He must have known the his request would be refused as it was first time round. We need to know his reasons because otherwise he risks a big backlash from fans who will feel betrayed by him. There's always 2 sides to every story.....

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    Flying Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I was musing about Lambert and got to think this may not be the first time a single minded manager has fallen out with NCFC & ended up at Villa, even if the other one did it via Man City. I agree, if Holt doesn't want to play for us sell him for as much as possible. He may not do as well elsewhere, and he is approaching his "best before" date! I hope he doesn't regret this.

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    Sprowstonboy

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • As long as McNally stays then we will be fine .Forget Lambert and Mr Greedy Holt there past tense so lets move on and get in the top half this year!

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    dave123

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • So is this it, a two or three year contract ? After all the puff and blow Grant, I'd take the two years on top wages here and, if there is still gas left in the tank and the goals are still flying in, I am sure we'll give you a third year on even better terms ! Now let me get my calculator out and see how much you'd be earning in the next 24 months..........crumbs, I make it over 1.5 millions pounds - now that is probably even more that I will earn over the same period !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Yes, just hearing that Culverhouse has gone too. Pity, but understandable. Also reading, as others have said - Holt did still have two years of his three year contract left so should he really be trying to re-negotiate after just one year into that 3? Let him go.

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    Meds

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • If there is any truth in what Holts agent said yesterday then I fully understand Holts grieviance. Its not at all fair on the lad if previous promises have been deliberately stalled. For crying out loud McNally give Holt the three year deal he wants - he's been spectacular for the club and if he says he wants to end his career here then surely he hasn't deserved to be messed about - we need him in the squad. Give Whitbread a contract too - and put a bid in for Kyle Naughton. As for our new manager - surely Hughton has got to be top contender?......with Culverhouse alongside him?

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Holt's Agent speaks... "Grant wanted a 3rd year on his contract... David McNally told him you're too old"

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Chris Hughton and Ian Culverhouse were team mates at Spurs - just a thought.

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Holt is as good as gone. Trouble is with players (and managers it seems) there is no loyalty these days, it's all about money. Most clubs are running at a loss and it's all because of silly salaries when the average working man has to work half a year for £15k. Holt probably thinks he is better than he really is, because he had one good return from a PL season, and knows his £15k a weel pales against Rooneys £250k. His agent also wants him to earn more, so he can get a bigger car too. Football is ruined.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I tried to post a link onto the is site but it didnt work i'll try again

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Nobody is irreplaceable, GH is as good as he is going to get, if his head is not in the right place then let him leave, I think very soon you would see him playing none league football again, the grass is not always greener, When it comes to living on £15,000 a week (and I’ll just repeat that in case you didn’t get quite get that £15,000 ‘A WEEK’) it may just be the time to take stock and count your blessings, GH doesn’t have to get up at six o’clock in the morning and clock in at some factory and work 60 hours a week to earn a living, he like all footballers are very lucky and privileged, they shouldn’t insult the supporters intelligence by trying to make themselves hard done by, Well done Mr McNally, loyalty and discipline seem to be dirty words in football today, I’m glad to see our club standing up for what is right and sensible

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    Bazil Figura

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Bassett`s into All sorts..

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Surely McNally and Holt should sit down and talk this out between the two of them. Come on, you are both big boys - it's a discussion about a one year contract extension that's all !!These agents are nothing but a pain in the provebial if you ask me. I don't see that they really add any value - on the contrary....

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I think they should go for Glenn hoddle

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Want to bet ???? Everybody has a price in todays football. Holt has shown that he has his. I wonder if the City had been relegate if Holt would have been so desperate to leave. maybe he would have valued his contractual agreement higher.

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    norman hall

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I think they should go for Glenn hoddle

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I think they should go for Glenn hoddle

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Eureka! Ive found one just as he said goodbye. There will be another to follow double quick.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Tried to reply Swiss. Basically, I agree there`s Sunthing fishy going on with A**eton Vanilla. Ref Holty`s price, I reckon the Man of Everlasting Youth is worth £5million.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Ta Timbo. It`s only Carlberg "Export". Nelson`s Revenge later! Thought you might like the Cumbrian references. I used to take my kids on holiday to a spot called Stub Place, in the middle of nowhere. Nearest centre of urbanisation was Millom, so we did get to see the delights of Haverigg and gave it a glowing reference. 8 on a Seascale of 0-10. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Hmmm.....now where have i heard those lines before? Thanks for everything Grant, good luck!

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    kevin

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • The games people play. McNally knows there's no point in trying to keep a player that wants away. Just try and maximise the return. Some choppy waters ahead.

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I think the answer lies in the soil. It could just be Parsnips!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • The board pay holt the money he deserve what ever board we have had they have always been tight we've lost a manager don't let us lose our best goal scorer OTBC

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    Spud

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • You said best players...

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I want to make babies with DMc

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    Denzil

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • The Sun says that PL's contract was broken by refusing permission and that we will lose compensation. The Sun has had no NCFC info all seaon, I think that Villa are trying to use them as leverage and who whas a better ethical track record than them? I hope that the management have called the squad in and steadied the ship. This weekend is a bigone for the CEO, time to step up to the plate.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Norfolk'n'good. Norwich ain't got any best players worth poaching

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Sky Sports News 10 mins ago: West Ham have put in a bid for GH, thought to be 4.5m. If this is true, rip their hands off!!!!!

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    spanishcanary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • If Culverhouse has gone too, then he is a wimp. Good at his job but scared of ultimate responsibility. A life-long lackey. Bring on Chris Hughton-pronto!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Want to bet ???? Everybody has a price in todays football. Holt ha shown that he has his.

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    norman hall

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Heard what before? That Holt is not for sale or that people want to make babies with McNally? "If Chris Sutton is not here at the start of next season then nor shall I be" God bless Robert Chase

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    Pondlife

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • There's one born every minute!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • MB ..Me again. Going back to Hamilton, I feel sure he bumped into the door on his way out. He was followed by Nigel Worthington-Riochs' no3.Yes we got promotion during his boring stay here, but that was in spite of him rather than because of him.We had some good loyal players then,and a wonderful team spirit. He decided to bring that to an abrupt end with giving Roberts and Malky a farewell kiss. Our season in the prem was a disaster. Fans showed their disaproval and he left only to be so successful with Northern Ireland. Peter Grant was next, he would probably been great in a Furniture store with his notepad and finger pointing . Then OH DEAR! ROEDER! Words fail me. Bryan Gunn had many wonderful abilities, but not as a Football Manager. A new board was appointed, and old ideas ditched, along with the interview panelists. A POSITIVE approach was to be given a try instead of all this Negative stuff. Goalkeepers do not have the attitude to win. They along with Stumbling Blocks of defenders will always be playing fo a draw. Workaholic Center Forwards stand the best chance of 3 points, a;long with good support from inside forwards.-----Mine's a Tennants Ex Str. In the blue can

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    Pa Snipps

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • okay, thanks Paul you have done wonders over last three seasons -whatever the reasons you were going to move on at some point - so just thank you and best wishes for the furture. we have the opportunity to offer a fantastic job to another keen, fresh hungary up and coming british manager _ the furtures bright, the furtures yellow, with a bit of green - i am voting for Karl Robinson with the team he builds around him - lets take a chance on a bright young talent and enjoy the ride like we have over the Lambert years

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    TWCanary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • In McNasty we trust......

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    The Yellow Yachtie

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Had to get a new tyre fitted on the old bus today....how soon we forget eh Holty? Meanwhile, I see that despite that patronising Brummie's diatribe on this site a few days ago about Randy Lerner's business debts restructuring, the eccentric American dropped out of Forbe's rich list this year. A word of warning Vanilla fans..."restructuring debts" is just business-speak for putting the repayment date of the loan back a bit ....

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    Timbo

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Agent "When I told CEO Holt would hand in transfer, his reply was, I won't lose any sleep over it"..

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • What about the ones we poached from your club, dirty Leeds? Forgotten that already lad? Sort it out billy

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • It would seem, according to Payne, that Holt wanted another year added to the existing two years left on his contract. He claims McN told Holt "bluntly" that he was too old. Now just about eveybody else knows that GH is getting younger all the time! Also not a good way of boosting either his sale value or his morale. We live in strange times.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • I dont think Holt is the bad guy, he wanted to finish his career at carra rud

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • McNally has many good qualities and has so far served the club well, however in the recent fiasco has not come up smelling of roses...Grant is not for sale the same as Lambert can't talk to Villa!! I just hope he gets the next manager right and not try to please the sentimental Malky brigade... There are far better candidates who have proved they can manage both the team and players!

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    Stavros89

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Good to see City showing that none of the steel which started the past 3 years of success has gone. Like him or not (which incidentally I do), lets not forget that it was a McNally masterstroke that started the ball rolling and he's played a big part in guiding us to firmer ground. Every faith he'll make the right decision this time..IMcNWT....OTBC!

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    Ade_70

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • of course holt will go, he will go for some big money for city and for him, probably he will go to villa with his old mate lamburt, so whatever mcdoally is saying he is only pushing up the price. the sooner we get steve bruce back the better.

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    GTOM

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Holt really isn't worth much to us. I bet we'd only get 2 to 3m if that. His real issue is a bigger weekly pay packet and a signing on fee. Can't fault him at 31 years. His problem is, who in the prem. wants an old man. All the other players need to remind themselves that they are lower league players , given a chance in the big time and have played well together.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • No disrespect to Holt but sooner he now goes the better. Before he talks others into joining him. Reckon we will lose a good 3 -4 players to PL & even with trying to get this clause saying - Villa get lost for 12 months - once a player says they want to go - let them. Need people who want to wear the shirt. Read that Eadie says we can take our time finding a manage?....disagree - need someone in new, talking to the players, steadying the ship & strengthening the squad for next season.

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    Meds

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • So the evil day has finally arrived and inevitably brought its scavengers with it. The irony is that in a few years time EUFA rules will mean that clubs will have to run more like NCFC and the days of the indulgent investor will be over. Until then it will be tough for us. Lets move on and re-assemble a management and team who are up for it as soon as possible. One assumes that Culverhouse and Karsa are jumping on the same train but there is nothing on that yet. There is still hope. We will fight them on the beaches, etc. OTBC.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • can't post links by the looks of it, the crux of it according to holts agent is that grant wanted 3 years and mcnally said you are too old!

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Every player has his price and this is McNallys way of telling the world that he won't be sold on the cheap just because he wants to go. As for the Malky and Lennon rumours I hope they both stay unapproached. Malky is too inexperienced and I think a trained chimp could have won the scottish league last season with Celtic so Lennon has no credentials for job in Premier League

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    ads76

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Well said, Mr McNally. With you in charge, Lambert can move on and we will be alright. Afterall, you brought him to the club when everyone else wondered who he was!!

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    Ghana Dom

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I thought Holt had a 3 year contract ( refer to Iwan Roberts interview in EDP on 195). It was signed last year + Lee Payne said @ the time Holt was "overjoyed" with it?

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    Timbo

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I hope the board get this appointment right unlike previous boards before them. Lambert had us playing attacking football! Look at what we had before that - Worthington, Gunn, Roeder & Grant, all played defensive football as they were defensive players! So lets stay well clear of Malky (have we not learned from the Gunn saga that you don't appoint somebody because they were a success as a player at the club!). Lets appoint a manager who attacks!

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    Bucky

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I'll bet it's Theakston's Old Peculier really, Brewer ! Holt- Yes we'll take £5m if that's what the eel-suckers are offering. West Ham's track record isn't exactly stunning when it comes to signing strikers from us. Was it £6m they paid for Ashton + how long did he last..? Wouldn't it just be hysterical if the Cumbrian tyre-fitter went back on the pies, the day after he signed for them?

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    Timbo

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Totally agree with meds

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    JMH

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • This has put a bit of a downer after a brilliant season, I feel sad and gutted Lambert is gone and now Holt looks to be going. But if he wants to go then there's no point forcing him to stay, sell him and try and bring Rhodes to the club. Hopefully we'll get a good manager replacement too, please no Steve Bruce, Steve Mcclaren or alex mcleish lol.

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    ImDrunky

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • What has Holt got left in him at Premiership level? 1 season, at best 2. If we can screw 3 or 4 million out of villa for a 31 year old player, then it's good business, especially if we put that money into the purchase of someone like Rordon Rhodes. what worries me is that with all the messing around of appointing a new manager.....we could well miss that boat!! Likewise Chris Gunter. Both of those players may well be expecting an offer from Villa, already.

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    Algarve Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Twice now: Holt needs to spill the beans about what he's upset about or shut up, because at the moment it's sounding like a good excuse to chase money after a good season.

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    Adam Penny

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • £4 million for Holt,take the money and double the £1 million offered for Dirk Kuyt.

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    greenmanwalking

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Billy are you and Ged pitching for manager now ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • "Small club"??? . With a regular home gate of nearly 27,000 + a large percentage of those being season ticket holders, we are now one of the biggest teams in the football league.How would you describe QPR or Fulham ? We aren't a big city club if that's what you mean Tom. So nothing to "get over" ! Not Ged's twin brother are you perchance? I feel a Man City-Tevez situation coming on with this one. Holty will go AWOL + end up on Haverigg beach for several months, before returning for the last few games of the season to win the Premiership for us ....Ahem...

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    Timbo

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • copied straight from Radio Norfolk sports reporters twitter

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    Skip

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • I'm glad there's nobody daft enough to want Steve Bruce but you. That's just not going to happen thankfully. If Holt is sold, then it will be at a price that the club feels is enough to replace him...it won't be peanuts, that's been made clear. The club are not in such a bad position on this one. Holt is 31 now and has been fantastic for us, I love him to bits and wouldn't want to see him go. He's got two or three good seasons left in him at this level and we'd all like to see him finish those up here at Norwich.. But if the price is right and he wants out, he is replaceable. Is it true the club are trying to enforce a clause that prohibits Lambert from poaching any of our players for 12months?

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Get rid of the Greedy .... . Loyalty is rare where moneys involved so jog on Holt!

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    dave123

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • Bucky, Worthy did fairly OK. He did get us into the Prem, just couldn`t figure how to stay there. Nor the resources? Of the others; one was damaged and embittered by his gross mistreatment @ West Ham & Newcastle (Roeder), one didn`t quite have enough experience (Grant) and the other didn`t have a clue (Gunn).

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • What we all seem to be forgetting ref. Holty, is that, at worst, he is not getting any older. There is evidence that he is, in fact, getting younger. If he were to sign an 11 year contract, he could play for England Under-21s.This is the result of two factors: 1) harry mcardle`s Portrait of Grant Holt in the Carra Catacombs. 2) The fact that Holty has eaten fruit from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden-hazardous though that was. I remember Norwich 1 Colchester 7, his Debut. I thought "where did they get that **t old ******d from???". Then came the Portrait, the Fruit and the Lambo of God. The rest is history. All that could go into reverse, Timbo, if he were allowed to lie in the Radiation on Haverigg Playa. Ask `em in Furness. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • I cannot get my offering through once, Lobbo! May try again but you may be pleased to learn I am losing the will to live. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • What did he say Skip ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Can't argue with McGnally here, he is looking after our best interests. Grant you need to tell us the story that makes you want away otherwise, rightly or wrongly, you will be judged as the bad guy in this - we we hope you are not !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Culverhouse and Karsa , have gone

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    billythebookie2000@yahoo.co.uk

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

  • TYY, I suppose we must......What else is there?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 1, 2012

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