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  1. @davidmcnally62: No incoming players for #ncfc tonight, all of the work completed earlier in the Summer @NorwichCityFC
  2. @JamesNursey: Appears #NCFC target Fabio Quagliarella likely to end up on loan at #WHUFC
  3. Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella seems destined for England, as West Ham and Norwich City continue to do battle. According to Sport Mediaset, negotiations are at a very advanced stage with the Hammers on loan at a cost of €1m with option to buy at the end of the season for a further €6m. However, Juve would be eager to get the sale over with now and in that sense Norwich are prepared to stump up the full €7m cash sum.
  4. Norwich City will no longer wait for Ola Toivonen. The English club move not expensive to compatriot Johan Elmander. The Swede is Tuesday medical examination at Norwich. Thus a transition from Toivonen to that club seems definitively scrapped. Toivonen held that club to the line in the hope that there are still reports a better club.
  5. Valencia will rival Norwich City in the chase to sign Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella after confirming the sale of Roberto Soldado to Tottenham. The Spanish side''s coffers will be boosted by a fee in excess of £25m for the new Spurs man and they are eyeing Quagliarella, who has been capped 25 times by Italy. The 30-year-old, who managed just 13 league starts last term as Juve secured their second successive Serie A crown, has fallen behind in Antonio Conte''s pecking order following the arrivals of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez. Chris Hughton has already snapped up Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper but he recently refused to rule out a move for Quagliarella. However, he will have to act fast to land the former Napoli hitman as Valencia are poised to launch an offer of their own. http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/
  6. Compared to Norwich, which is an English city quite sad - with all due respect to the English city - Valencia is another level there is the sea, is a beautiful city, there is a stadium hot. On the one hand there is the desire of the player to go and live in a city much better and on the other there is also the ambition, because the Valencia finished fifth this year, he lost on the last day with the Real Sociedad a chance to play the Champions League, in my opinion, will make a Europe League of good quality, if not high-level, and even a championship with ambition. Moreover, the Valencia has the opportunity to meet Juventus regarding the evaluation of the player, paying 8 to 10 million, if not more, and also to get closer to the demands of engagement of Quagliarella, who then were the figures that offered the Norwich . So I think that Valencia has more chance of Norwich, because there are so many attractive than the British company, which although ambitious, is low-medium ranking. Then remember that 9 years ago, a Di Vaio choices the transition from Juventus to Valencia and did quite well, so in this sense there could be a return to the past. "
  7. As reported by "Sport Mediaset" during the edition of 13:00, Quagliarella would be rejecting the bids received from Norwich, England team willing to invest in sull''attaccante of Castellammare di Stabia. 27 The number of Juve would like to play for a team that soldiers in European competition. Check so the idea Tottenham, the London club, in fact, given the complications of the deal to acquire Soldado, could tack on Fabio Quagliarella player highly esteemed by the technician Villas Boas.
  8. Happy days, from The Guardian yesterday http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2011/dec/23/joy-of-six-christmas-football-matches Fulham 10-1 Ipswich Town (December 26, 1963) It''s extremely difficult not to spring to the conclusion that, back in the day, players used to stagger through the Christmas fixtures absolutely paggered on egg nog. What other explanation is there for the high scores and crazy swings synonymous with holidays past? The most famous example of festive fluctuations came, of course, on Boxing Day 1963. It would be churlish not to run through that day''s classifieds, though we should probably all know them off by heart now: Blackpool 1-5 Chelsea, Burnley 6-1 Manchester United, Fulham 10-1 Ipswich Town, Leicester City 2-0 Everton, Liverpool 6-1 Stoke City, Nottingham Forest 3-3 Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Bolton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-3 Aston Villa, West Ham United 2-8 Blackburn Rovers. (According to the Times, the 66 goals were attributable to "a mixture of icy conditions in some places" and "rain and slush in others". No mention of egg nog. We''re not buying it.) The most noteworthy result of the day had been at Craven Cottage: a club record win that stands to this day for Fulham, a club record thrashing that is still the blackest mark on Ipswich Town''s book. Even so, the score wasn''t the biggest surprise in the world: Jackie Milburn''s piss-poor Ipswich side had already shipped 58 goals in 23 games, and were already shoo-ins for relegation, a mere 18 months after becoming league champions under Alf Ramsey. Ipswich were steadily useless: they were 5-1 down at half time, and Fulham just kept on trucking. Graham Leggatt was the main man for the Cottagers, scoring a hat-trick in four minutes. Bobby Howfield – who later became a place kicker in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets – wasn''t far behind Leggatt, with a hat-trick of his own. The other big score of the day – OK, the other really big score – came at Upton Park, where West Ham were skelped all over the shop, eight goals to two, by Blackburn. Again, though, it wasn''t totally a surprise: Rovers were the league leaders, Fred Pickering and Andy McEvoy both helping themselves to a hat-trick. ("Everything West Ham did was tinged with misfortune," wrote Albert Barham in the Guardian, "while everything Blackburn did was coldly calculated and correct.") Notable events were everywhere. At Burnley, Manchester United were annihilated 6-1, Andy Lochhead scoring four times. It could have been much worse for United, too: according to Eric Todd of this paper, "United''s goal had several astonishing escapes". A surprise, seeing United were chasing the title? Sort of, but not really: they''d gone down 4-0 at Everton on the previous Saturday. (Down in the Second Division, incidentally, Manchester City were trouncing Scunthorpe 8-1 at Maine Road, Jimmy Murray and Matt Gray with hat-tricks, Derek Kevan with two.) At Anfield, Roger Hunt scored four times for Liverpool against Stoke. Jimmy Greaves scored two at the Hawthorns, helping Spurs to a 4-2 lead over West Brom, but the Baggies boinged back, Don Howe scoring a late equaliser (having earlier missed a penalty). But it was the advocaat-fuelled set of return fixtures two days later that really cemented the results into legend: Aston Villa 4-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers; Blackburn Rovers 1-3 West Ham United; Bolton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday; Chelsea 1-0 Blackpool; Everton 0-3 Leicester City; Ipswich Town 4-2 Fulham; Manchester United 5-1 Burnley; Sheffield United 1-2 Nottingham Forest; Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 West Bromwich Albion. West Ham, Manchester United and – most impressively – Ipswich Town had all avenged their Boxing Day humiliations. Though Ipswich wouldn''t receive much of a fillip from their face-saving win: they ended the season in last place, having let in 121 goals.
  9. Thanks, is that by post to our ticket office, or to QPR? (For the away end).
  10. Found it! http://sportcal.telegraph.co.uk/calendar/team:football-norwich/download.html
  11. Anyone know where to find our fixtures as a download for iPhone or outlook calendar?
  12. Please could someone post a link during the next transfer window?
  13. Yep, League is called "Another Hand Of God" Code is: 3305-1334 All welcome
  14. Howard Wilkinson, chairman of the League Managers'' Association: "My best memories of Bobby are the funny ones, all the more funny because he remained blissfully unaware, nor offended that his faux pas became a source of such fun. "At one England Under-21 gathering, I selected Shola Ameobi who was a young striker at Newcastle under him. Bobby had also bought at great expense Carl Cort, a striker from Wimbledon. "Shola had about six Christian names, most of them, to me, unpronounceable and in an attempt to put him at his ease on his debut performance, I called the lad over and asked him what Bobby called him when he was at the club. "With absolutely no sense of resentment, rather more with a sense of love and understanding, Shola said, ''Carl Cort, mostly''.
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