Chris Hughton expects Norwich City may have to play a game of patience to snare their transfer targets.

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Sky Sports last night reported that City target Danny Graham had asked to leave Swansea due to ‘personal reasons’ – a claim that was later denied – but the striker is just one of a number of high profile frontmen touted with a switch to Norfolk ahead of Thursday’s 11pm deadline.

City have also made bids for Celtic’s Gary Hooper and Hughton has confirmed an interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel along with Kansas City’s Kei Kamara.

The Norwich boss, however, yesterday downplayed speculation City were poised to table a £3m offer for QPR’s Jamie Mackie.

“I think we have been linked with 40 to 50 strikers and with all due respects we are not one of the big clubs as such,” said Hughton.

“He (Mackie) is a name I am aware has been mentioned. He’s also got a quality (value) to QPR. He’s very much their player. The search is on-going. At this moment there is lots of enquires. Until that is fact I can’t tell you any more. We have objectives and, yes, we have put in a couple of bids. They are not our players so the prerogative is then with the clubs who those players are contracted to.

“We are working very hard. I suppose the answer is until I can tell you something that is 100pc then the answer will always be, ‘No, we haven’t done any business.’ I think most managers find it frustrating but we will work right up to until the final day. I think we’ll be late Thursday night. Whether we have done any business by then I don’t know. You hope any business is done before that point, but I won’t be the first or the last manager waiting up until quarter to midnight on deadline day. That is becoming normal nowadays.

“We can only do our work. Anything additional is done in the right way or the right avenues. The search is on going. At this moment there is lots of enquires. Until that is fact I can’t tell you any more.”

Reports yesterday claimed Graham has told Swansea he wishes to leave “for personal reasons” and wanted to move back to his native north east with Sunderland, who play Swansea at the Liberty Stadium tonight.

City and Sunderland have bids on the table, but a move back to the North East seems his likely destination.

Swansea were quick to deny the reports while chairman Huw Jenkins told BBC Radio Wales: “At the moment there is no substance to this whatsoever.”

Swans’ boss Michael Laudrup, speaking earlier in the day, said he expected the forward to remain at the Liberty Stadium.

“I can only say Danny is here and we want him to stay, we do not want to change things,” said the Dane. “If Danny says he wants to leave and we get an offer then we will have to look at it, otherwise we will keep the same squad we have now. I’ve spoken with Danny, that’s my part of it but obviously there is the economic part as well. Even if a player says he wants to leave because he wants to play more then I can say okay, but if the bid is not close to what Swansea wants then there is nothing to do. Even if a player wants to leave he has to stay. Otherwise every player could come and say they want to leave.”

Sources in the West Midlands continue to suggest Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Dean Saunders wants to take Simeon Jackson to Molineux, while Leeds United have been linked with a similar move to their Championship rivals Leeds United for Steve Morison.

Hughton confirmed he has had no firm offers for any of his current squad.

“Yes, we’ve had a few phone calls and enquiries. Has there been any bids? No, there haven’t,” he said. “My biggest concern is we add to the squad, that is more the case than anybody going. It is a very difficult time.

“There are so many phone calls and agents pushing players. You don’t even know a lot of the time if the players being pushed are available. Probably most of them are not. The only time it isn’t (difficult) is if we can get early the ones you want. If I look at the business done in the striker areas so far, some of them seemed quite straight-forward deals. (Daniel) Sturridge to Liverpool, (Loic) Remy to QPR. They were big transfer fees, but done early.”

84 comments

  • manc...our "Good run" was ok but it was still awful football..I have not liked hughton from the start. Bassong was a good signing.. Snod and Tettey not convinced..Tettey had a couple of good games but is getting lazy now he thinks he has a solid place and his passing is not the best..snod can have some shockers too..can just goto pieces in some games. I was still reserved about hughton even on a good run but he has made some crazy decisions..ie bringing in a goalie that got released by a lower league side and planning to loan out Rudd? I believe Rudd should be playing now.. Not Bunn

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • We know the answer to that one Brewer, Hughton would not have agreed to keep Culverhouse on as he would have felt threatened by having a talented number two waiting in the wings. If you put an old brass ornament in a pile of coal it will shine like gold (for a while).

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Now, now Mr Tractor, no need for a Power Take Off.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Not long now, about, about 32 hours and the window will close. Looks like KK [work permit permitting], probably a Becchio-Morison swap and ; I hope there is an and.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Dubai! We are not all sheep following a lost shepherd!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Preston Canary.. you're not acquainted with a certain A. Lavery are you by any chance?

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Actuall Lobbo I think you were right the first time: we don't want to pay £18 for Darren Bent.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • There's no secret that Grant Holt wants to get back closer to home.His shoes would be hard to fill but may interest such a club as Celtic or Sunderland.Chris Sutton did really well there,no reason why Holt couldn't do the same if he wanted the move.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • AC Canary.. So you're saying Hughton can't sign good players because we haven't paid a ridiculous fee for an overpriced scottish and league-one only proven goalscorer? So Bassong is a bad signing? Snodgrass is a bad signing? Turner is a bad signing? Tettey is a bad signing? Some Norwich fans have a very short memory - remember we just went on a 10 game unbeaten run and were up to 7th, 2 points from champions league. I bet you were happy with Hughton then weren't you? But now, after a smaller, poor run, he's useless?

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • At the end of last season the Villa fans were chanting for Lambert? Now some are calling for his head! Funny old game eh? I always felt Lambert jumped too quickly and took what was probably the first offer.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Isn't the real problem Tettey and Johnson in midfield, neither are premiership players, so we need too people to do one persons job, no support for frontline. Which other premier league clubs play with 2 holding midfield players? Discuss?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • As far Dubai Canary, looking back and relying on past results is no way to run a football club. Best time to make changes is when you are in a good position and not under too much pressure, eg Soutnampton sacking Adtins, Newcastle sacking Hughton, you have your view we have ours and we don't need your rumblings every hour

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • The papers over here in Portugal suggest that SpL want 14 million euros for Rip van Winkle....£12M in old money.....trouble is that the state of the pound against the euro has driven that up to nearly £13M. That is a massive bid for a club like ours....but maybe fortune favours the bold. Say we get another Morison for £3M, or another van Persie for £12M......which is the better business???? One thing is for sure, if we dont get a decent signing in the next 2 days, and the downward spiral continues, Norwich will see Blackburn style "Hughton out" banners as we sink deeper into the mire

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    Algarve Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Canary on the moon, one question . Is it made of cheese.?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Not planet satellite... I understand becchio is on £20k a week at leeds - is he worth that much to us?

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    JMH

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • You never know, there might be another Cody McDonald out there

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Hang about, we've not become a poor team over the last few weeks and CH hasnt become a bad manager. In my opinion he has made errors but his track record as a manager is good and we've got the same team we had on the 10 game run. yes we do desperately need a striker and motivation did seem to be an issue on saturday but these are things that can be addressed. Do some people honestly believe the board dont want to spend money on a striker? they do but they dont want to break the budget on the gamble it will keep us up and risk the future of the club again (like Ipswich and lots of other clubs did). QPR have spent loads of money and look where they are. there are 3 worse teams than us in this league and we have a 7 point head start. No things arent great, but they're not terrible either, lets have some balance

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    Yellows

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • and i thought all the daft names in football played just off the A14-A12 junction near Toys r us.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Hear hear, Dubai Canary. May not agree with everything Hughton does in team structure, but the guy has done very well with what he has been given and what Lambert would have done this season. IHWT, OTBC!!

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    Ghana Dom

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Just a change of tack for a mo, Cardiff have just signed Ian Lapping on an 18 month contract, surprised we didnt?

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Spot on Manc and DC. We are not in such a bad position and in those games against Man city and Chelsea we were right in it. We should have beaten Newcastle as they were awful, but they parked the team bus in front of the goal (Not sure where that is allowed under FA rules, but hey). The only decision of Hughton's that I continue to question is Kane as I thought at the time it wasn't well thought out. As for the others, I think there has been a loss of form from some i.e. Tettey and Pilks and possibly Snodgrass too. Anyway, I am willing to wait and hope that they do manage to get in another striker as Holt needs competition. Anyway, fingers crossed. IHWT.

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    Preston Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • AC Canary has my vote. The pre season friendlies showed that scoring goals was a problem so Hoots lent out the most prolific scorer at that time and bought another goalkeeper. He then borrowed the Spurs kid who has done nothing. We didn't have to wait long for Fulham to show us the future. Bassong was a very good signing and the unbeaten run was an amazing achievement given the earler seemingly brainless decisions. So what is it, Dubai and Bluelight that now gives you any confidence that he can stop the slide? The novelty of playing in the premiership seems to have worn off for the new players, heads are down and a waistline has increased. I hope you are right and we, the doubters, are wrong but believing in Hoots and his team must be more of a desperate act of faith than a logical assessment of the facts.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Totally agree about jackson and morison.They've both had their chance and not taken it.Never seen anyone as lazy as morison has been this season!Jackson would do well in the championship.Dont think either of them will be at norwich come september and i can think of a couple of centre backs who wont either!Hopefully we will have at least one new signing come friday and loads more in the summer.A clear out is needed!

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    tonyb

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Has no one else noticed the Rudd loan deal? No comments against the article announcing the loan. Lets hope there are more moves to come. It is encouraging there is interest in Morison and Jackson. Can't help but think Morro is disillusioned here and wants to move on.

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    Capri

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Kamara is apparently on the way. Reckon we'll get another couple of signings with one going out tomorrow evening, namely hooper and curtis

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    NorthCity

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Unfortunately these January month long transfer windows do look ridiculous. All the business could be done in a week, preferably when there are no premier league games for distraction. IT seems everything is going to be done at 23,59 on Thursday by whoever blinks first

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Desperate posts on here. Always by the same people. Harry R said it yesterday. Its murder out there. I do agree its not easy playing up front with one.Heres hoping for some last minute business to please all of us OTBC

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    sharky

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Btw, I wonder if Hoots is getting enough out of his management "team". There`s no doubt that Culverhouse was a massive contributor to Lambo`s success, but I`m totally underwhelmed by Bewilderwood`s CV. A litany of failure\mediocrity. Wish we could have persuaded Cully to stay with us - I`m sure he would`ve been great for Hoots. Saw him on MOTD apparently laying down the law to Lambo on the touchline. Lambo was listening intently!! Where IS Calderdash?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Well as I alluded to before it is all about smoke and mirrors as far as the board are concerned, and it has to be!! Rumours in The Sun today appear pretty strong and all round would be a good bit of business. A nice swop to complete the day would be Curtis Davies for Leon Barnett, maybe a bridge too far. Looks like RVW is a bridge too far also at present. It is up to us tonight to get behind the boys and get rid of all this doom and gloom! OTBC!!

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    johnnyp

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I really envy happy people.... What we need now is to invoke the Douglas Bader spirit. Mind you, he played around with Faireys before he progressed to Spitfires & Hurricanes.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I guess that if D McN and CH want to find some solace as the transfer window draws to a close, they could do worse that not read some of these postings. Some people here really have little or no idea about what it is like running and managing a top football club. They think it is all very easy and glamourous and anything less than success above expectation is a disaster. Suggest that instead of moaning, whinging and making negative remarks we get behind the team, players, management, club and fellow fans alike and look at what this great club has achieved. Anyone who thinks that we are going to get relegated can leave now - we are in a good position and we can make our season safe in the next few weeks. Then lets look forward to how we can grow and the playing base over the close season. Have faith and don't weaken when things get tough - it's a test of characher !

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Desperate posts on here. Always by the same people. Harry R said it yesterday. Its murder out there. I do agree its not easy playing up front with one.Heres hoping for some last minute business to please all of us OTBC

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    sharky

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Apologies for the delay Wivenhoe but, as you can imagine, the ethering problems are even more acute up here than for poor old Mad Brewer down there. It is predominantly cheese.

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    Canary on the moon

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • No transfer activity apart from a rumour about a player with the daftest name in football and the downward spiral continues.

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    blue tractor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I see Norwich are happy to let Grant Holt go if they sign another striker. Pathetic, if they sign another striker there will be no more goals than we are getting from Holty if they keep playing with only one striker. we need to keep Holty and add another decent striker to play with him. Get the mid field to do a better job of getting up and down not just strolling back when we lose possession, what lazy play against Luton and previous teams the mid field has shown. Get fit or get out.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • at last dubia,a posting that is worth reading.otbc.

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    bluelight

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Like Canarylem, I defended Morison at first. A Millwall pal of mine tells me that Moro`s attitude is poor if he`s not "top dog". For a while, Lambo preferred him to Holt & he did OK. 9 Prem goals is not bad and he did harry defenders then (Remember Mertesacker?). Jacko is a grafter but has not got the quality, sadly - or does he just need a longer run?? Lone striker system rules that out anyway. Let`s just get 40 points, survive and regroup. Fingers crossed (again).

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Timbo has thrown his toys out of the pram again.

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    blue tractor

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • That`s right, shefcanary. It`s no secret that he and Holt did not get on. Bewilderwood flogged Holt to Shrewsbury for peanuts, but not before they`d had a dispute over contract, Holt had been used as a right winger(!) the season after being top scorer and Fans` Player of the Season, and they`d agreed an "uneasy truce". A ex-pat Forest fan down the pub remembers it well. Dubai`s on the old "Nirvana Juice" again! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Kei Kamara will help your team. He's hungry to prove himself in England. And, he's a decent and good man. He has more to prove than the over priced players who've been mentioned as coming from other teams. Don't be fooled that while it is called "soccer" in the States, US based players can play the football game in the UK.

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    Man from the Prairie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Just a change of tack for a mo, Cardiff have just signed Ian Lapping on an 18 month contract, surprised we didnt?

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • What a sad bunch you lot are on here today, I think most of you need to stop reading the news papers and websites where they make up stories because they have no idea what is happening. Cheer up for godness sake. We'll be fine, just get behind the team and we'll all be fine.

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    parkeg1

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • What was wrong with the old system , where a club could bring a player in at any time . How many clubs went into administration , if they needed money they simply sold the star player . This system also enabled young British players to show what they could do . Now the answer seems to be " go to Europe " & panic buy some sub-standard guy who will fail and move on to another club . Or we could just go to Spurs and get a player that can't do anything , we'll end up buying Harry Kane & that will be it !

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I agree cm85 - both Jackson and Morison need to move on. But I have completely differing views on each of them. Simeon plays out of his skin when given the chance, is willingly, runs onto balls, but sadly it just comes down to ability. Morison, what an awful player. I gave him a chance and defended him at games when fans starting getting on his back about being lazy etc. I'm afraid in my eyes, he's now proved them right. His attitude while on the pitch is not that of the 'hungry' players lambert bought into. Please get rid (of the latter). Rant over.

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    Canarylem

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • According to the hacks we're getting Becchio with Morrison going the other way . Is he any better than what we've got ! Agree completely with Johnny P , Davies for Barnett would be a great deal , maybe we could throw Howson in too !

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • The Sun is reporting today that we will complete the signings of Hooper (8m) and Becchio (3m) today with Morison going the other way to Leeds! Also, Leeds will actually have to pay us 1m for the move? Is Morison really worth 4m?? Anyhow, if this is true, it will be great news and show real intent from the board and surely prem survival. OTBC!

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    PAG

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Was going to post Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 1 but it is now 2-0 to the Toon! I expected before kick off that Newcastle would finish above City at the end of the season but not Paul Lambert's side.

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    Capri

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • They say time is agreat healer trouble is time is running out lets have something positive from mr mcnally city to beat spurs 1-0 otbc

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    pete22

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I am up for White van Winkel, he looks to have the ability to link-up with the midfield to make the Spanish Omelte system work.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Well said Yellows. The situation is as good as it is bad. We're 7 points off the drop zone. We've got to get approx another 12 points. We've got 15 games to get them from. That's just 4 wins from 15.. or 3 wins, 3 draws, 9 defeats. I think those odds are good. All teams finishing in the bottom half go through a bad patch or two, so fingers crossed we'll come good again.

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Good point, goldie. After all, Holt got 15 Prem goals last season in (I think) 34 appearances. That`s not bad - but he didn`t always play as lone frontman. He`s not really being deployed as a striker at all now, just a workhorse to chase the ball, hold it up and wait for support to arrive(!). The last time he had such lean pickings was in his "right-winger" season at Forest...... now who was the Florists` manager at that time?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Dear friends, I have been orbiting your planet for as long as I can remember and throughout this time have been an ardent supporter of NCFC. Although I have never set foot on Earth, let alone walked through the hallowed gates of Carrow Road, and know nothing whatsoever about football, I nonetheless feel that I would be a significantly better manager than Chris Hughton, a stronger chief executive than Mr McNally and a much better cook than Delia. They should all be sacked and the management of the club should be handed over to a committee made up of the most regular andor vitriolic contributors to this forum. i would like to nominate myself as chairperson.

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Sorry Manc, I don't know Mr Lavery.

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    Preston Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Sadly, I`m beginning to take the "smoke screen" view, like AC Canary. I hope we`re both wrong. RobRos is right, letting Holt go makes no sense. He is the ONLY proven goalscorer on our books and his commitment is beyond doubt. One of a kind. Maybe a bit tubby again, just now.......?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • A lot of this so-called moaning is actually constructive criticism by frustrated fans who can see exactly where CH is going wrong, but are powerless to stop it. We love Holty, but lets face it, he ain't the quickest striker in the world. You've got to be RVP really, to function as a lone striker in today's Premiership. We all pay our hard earned wages + are entitled to our say. The only thing I'll say about CH, is that he has been unlucky. To lose Ruddy, Holt + Whittaker all @ the same time was wretched bad fortune. Our decline can be pretty much traced back to Ruddy's last game. We've missed those match winning saves. Where CH didn't help himself was bringing Bunn in. Declan Rudd was free + would have been juist as good as Bunn, if not better. I don't see much forward planning either re: bringing another striker in. Targets appear to have been identified @ the last minute + then "hopeful" low offers made. We should've been checking possibles out from the start of the season.

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Also, apropo of nothing (as the Brewer might say) I'm looking forward to the Villa fans chanting Chris Hughton's Claret Army at the CR game that confirms their relegation, but maybe I'm on another planet.

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    Canary on the moon

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I still have this feeling that a new striker is going to be introduced to us before the game tonight. If so, it will be a great way of lifting the crowd, especially after Saturday. 'Canny Mac' might be enjoying himself reading this lot here!!Anyway, let's see....

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    Kent Anglian

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Hey Chris were those deals "done early" because they were negotiated and completed by committed professionals who have self belief and a desire to succeed. I wonder if the "I know we're only a small club not fit to be in the premier league and I'm ever to sorry to trouble you but is there any slight chance you may consider a bid for, that is if you don't mind, sorry to trouble you, you're my hero, you're a great club....grovel grovel bow scrape" approach is that successful really. Mind you to give credit you did manage to get Bassong very quickly. Any chance of doing at again?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • £18 if only, meant £18m of course

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Rudd has gone to Preston North End until the end of the season.

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • We don't want to do a Villa and pay £18 for someone like Darren Bent

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • It`s odd that Holt wants to get back closer to home, after asking for, and getting, a contract extension @ Naaaridge - to give his family security etc. I`m sure wherever he went, he wouldn`t let anybody down and, as Peter W says, he could thrive with Celtic in the SPL and win a few belated gongs to cap off his career. I`d hate to see him leave, though. Be better news on Curtis Davies if\when Birmingham accept the offer MancCanary! I think he & Bass would be a formidable partnership. Hoots would`ve then pushed Ward, Ayala, R. Bennett & Barnett right down the pecking order (or out).

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • This just shows haw bad hughton is as a manager...cant sign mid standard players..and offer just half the asking price and then says how hard he is working at signing players..i think it is all a smoke screen to lead us to believe they made an effort..when really we are a laughing stock in all areas of the club. Been like this for years..its time for change

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Well the whisperings are much louder and widespread than before, many forums and site are joining in with the Hooper gossip. Im just keeping my fingers tightly crossed. Its even been reported on the moon?

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    spanishcanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • GOOD NEWS!: On SkySports site: "We are hearing Birmingham have rejected an enquiry from Norwich for defender Curtis Davies. We will have more on this soon. by skysportspeteo 12:49 PM"

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Now is not the time for knee jerk reaction. Dubai is right, we do have to stick together. Hughton has proved he can get this team to play and get results, the 10 game unbeaten run was not a fluke. 2-3 decent signings and 2 decent performances in this next week will go a long way to calming everyone down. In Hoots we trust!

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    Robert Rosario

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Norwich board are doing exactly what you expect . They talk a good case about transfer enquiries and even bids made for players knowing full well that there's little chance of a successful conclusion and thus no need for them to pay what they consider to be big transfer fees or wages. Still they have only two days left now before they say how hard they tried, then they will duck their heads, take the criticism and then carry on as is nothing has happened. This inaction will lead to relegation and the loss of valuable support of the fans. And they still won't care!!!

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • AC Canary.. I agree regards Tettey's passing. and agree Rudd should be given a chance - but I guess its high stakes for a kid to come into the prem. Keepers seem to take a while to mature into good prem keepers, so I think the logic was sound in loaning him and Steer out. However, in hindsight I'm not convinced with Bunn and I'd rather see Rudd play. Perhaps Camp will be good though? Who knows.

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Anyway I don't think Norwich have ever paid big bucks for anyone. We are selling club, remember Efan Okoku, Justin Fashanu, Steve Bruce, Dave Watson, Mike Phelan, Dale Gordan, Ruel Fox, Chris Sutton, Robert Green and Dean Ashton and I'm sure I've missed a few. Trouble is that we haven't got anyone that anyone wants, otherwise our only activity in the transfer window would have been out going.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I'll gladly post what I think of the negative tactics we play and that's down to CH, however, the signing of players and deals done is above his head, he is just the chosen voice on that matter. All he can do is say who he'd like, that's it. So give the chap a break on the transfer front.

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    Bootneck R.M.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • The daftest name in football is Michael Chopra. I can't see us buying 1p5wich Tarn's sub-standard Chumpionship rejects, can you..?

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Yes Spanish, I have picked it up but personally, I would prefer chucking all we've got at getting van Wolfswinkle. Slightly more risky than Hooper but the potential is huge. Lets get behind them tonight. On the moon City.

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    Canary on the moon

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • GOOD NEWS!: On SkySports site: "We are hearing Birmingham have rejected an enquiry from Norwich for defender Curtis Davies. We will have more on this soon. by skysportspeteo 12:49 PM"

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    MancCanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • If we are considering offering current players in part exchange for new talent, couldn't Mr McNally have offered all the players from last Saturday and the management team in a straight swap for Luton? Alternatively would the Luton Town management be prepared to take on a mentoring role to show our coachingmanagement staff what motivation and self belief are all about?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Sensible comments have been made here about the club looking overseas for players rather than jumping into the over-hyped and grossly inflated UK market. In support of this argument, consider who CF Malaga has just signed and for zero transfer fees: Diego Lugano, Uruguay Captain on loan from PSG and Lucas Piazon, Brazilian midfielder on loan from Chelsea. Good players are out there. We don't seem to have broad enough horizons when it comes to scouting.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • come on moon canary is it Cheese?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • We all know the real problem was not signing a decent striker to play with Holt in the summer, January is a terrible time to do business , see last year we bought Bennett and Howson, Jokers

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Nice to see everyone sticks together and keeps the faith through both thick AND thin... And all for being a mere 13th in the Premier League.... woe betide the reaction should we ever find ourselves down in the depths of League One... ahem!

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    Adams is God

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Tick tock, tick tock, goes the transfer window clock. I am just praying that if we do make a signing or two they will be the right players and not panic buys. But it's not just about getting new signings. It is very much about once again getting the best out of the existing players.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • MB, like you I would be happy with a transfer in the management team - Bewilderwood and Holt at same club just cannot work after what happened at Florist. A proper Director of Football required.

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    shefcanary

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I think Jamie Mackie would be a good signing and he wouldn't be silly money like some of the others mentioned. Today's Guardian says that Holt could be let go to Celtic or Sunderland if we land RVW or Hooper. Not sure that would be a good move.

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    Robert Rosario

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • It is probably time for Jackson and Morison to move on. We owe a huge debt to Jackson for his goals in the championship but he and Morison are not at that next level. We need a striker who is proven at top level. Our main 3 strikers started in non league and it is starting to show.

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    cm85

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • I posted on 1st September that Hughton was taking us into a gunfight with just a pea-shooter. I then hoped that he had just missed out on a deal which would happen in early January. Looks like I gave the man too much credit and all we get is him spouting semi literate rubbish.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • As I understand it, and correct me if I'm wrong, these days the manager comes up with his wishlist of players and then the club does the negotiating without him being involved. The names mentioned suggest that Hughton is aiming high and it's now in the club's court to get one of them. Failing that, Luton have got a striker who can score against Premier League teams. Could be a bargain!

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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