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  1. [quote user="Jimmy Smith"]A signing on fee will generally be a years contract [/quote]Not that high, more like a bit under half a years wages according to major PFA survey that I read once. Probably more for a Bosman mind if the player is high profile. 
  2. [quote user="Cricketer"]I wonder if he failed his medical, their was talk of him being seen snorting a white substance in a recent court case, which he did deny but makes you wonder if it was true, if its been picked up on during his tests especially in the off season[/quote]And rumours about drug use first appeared on the internet way back in 2010 as a Swindon player, also various other rumours which make him sound like a bit of a bad egg floating around including a gambling problem and encounters with teammates girlfriends, and this all comes from Swindon Town forums! 
  3. [quote user="Indy"] I doubt it was us making a last minute bid but you never know! [/quote]Could be Aston Villa, after Benteke submitted his transfer request. 
  4. Don''t think he is anything special. He got a lot of attention by scoring 20 goals in his first 17 games last season, but then he scored 8 in his last 23 and several of those eight were penalties. I''d rather have Rhodes. Especially at it would infuriate Ipswich fans. 
  5. Forgive me, the semi-final was not at Wembley, but it was two legs. One at Carrow Road, one at Portman Road, and we beat them. We actually beat Ipswich in the semi-final of a competition that we won. Learn and remember these great moments, even if - like me - you didn''t get to experience them. 
  6. [quote user="im spartacus"][quote user="percy varco"]Puurrrrllease? He is a long way down the list after Keelan, Watling, Hucks, Forbes, Stringer to name but a few in no particular order.[/quote]  tell you what lets wait 50 years til we''ve all pegged it and then put his name on a brick or something ? sorry but the hall of fame just isn''t enough foe this bloke , we should show some real class , gratitude and respect and put up as big a statue as the council will allow outside carrow road.....  Captain - Leader - Legend [/quote]Is it too much to ask to wait just a few years until he retires? It is far too early to think about doing anything like this. We could build one this season and next season he could do a Bellamy and celebrate like mad after scoring against us. He could move to Ipswich in a year. Or he could score the goal which relegates us if Wigan go back up. It would be a bit bizarre, creepy even, to honour a 32 year old who is still active in the game just after we flog him. Makes much more sense to do it in five years when he is Huckerby''s age.But even then, if we were to erect say five statues behind the Barclay of former icons, I''d certainly want the subjects to be determined by a democratic vote by club members and season ticket holders. You are letting your emotions get the better of you. The first man to be honoured with a statue should be Geoffrey Watling, without him there would not be a Norwich City. His family can come and unveil it. Then we can think about a former manager, out of whom I can think of no one better than Ken Brown, a man who won us a trophy at Wembley (which Lambert didn''t achieve), and twice took us up from the Championship (two promotions just like Lambert), once as champions (which Lambert didn''t achieve), he led us also to our highest place finish in the top division (5th) which has since been beaten of course but which put our club/city firmly on the map. We beat Ipswich in the semi-final in 1985. Forget about our 5-1, we actually beat Ipswich in the semi-final at Wembley, not too many years after they were European champions. These aren''t the clubs only great times. The problem with some people is that they just completely ignore history. In thirty years you will be moaning about young kids saying stuff like "Jack James is out best number 9 ever, give him a statue" by saying stuff like "If only you had seen the great Grant Holt". You are doing the same by ignoring our history. After we honour Watling and one of our most successful managers we can think about honouring a few players, of which there will be a good 10 to 15 from the 60''s to the current in the mix, of which Grant Holt is just one. If we build five statues in a few years time then Holt will be in with a shout, but proclaiming him as the greatest of all time isn''t a sign of your great respect towards Holt but rather a sign of your lack of respect of our history and the greats that have gone before him. 
  7. [quote user="im spartacus"][quote user="percy varco"]Puurrrrllease? He is a long way down the list after Keelan, Watling, Hucks, Forbes, Stringer to name but a few in no particular order.[/quote]  tell you what lets wait 50 years til we''ve all pegged it and then put his name on a brick or something ? sorry but the hall of fame just isn''t enough foe this bloke , we should show some real class , gratitude and respect and put up as big a statue as the council will allow outside carrow road.....  Captain - Leader - Legend [/quote]Is it too much to ask to wait just a few years until he retires? It is far too early to think about doing anything like this. We could build one this season and next season he could do a Bellamy and celebrate like mad after scoring against us. He could move to Ipswich in a year. Or he could score the goal which relegates us if Wigan go back up. It would be a bit bizarre, creepy even, to honour a 32 year old who is still active in the game just after we flog him. Makes much more sense to do it in five years when he is Huckerby''s age.But even then, if we were to erect say five statues behind the Barclay of former icons, I''d certainly want the subjects to be determined by a democratic vote by club members and season ticket holders. You are letting your emotions get the better of you. The first man to be honoured with a statue should be Geoffrey Watling, without him there would not be a Norwich City. His family can come and unveil it. Then we can think about a former manager, out of whom I can think of no one better than Ken Brown, a man who won us a trophy at Wembley (which Lambert didn''t achieve), and twice took us up from the Championship (two promotions just like Lambert), once as champions (which Lambert didn''t achieve), he led us also to our highest place finish in the top division (5th) which has since been beaten of course but which put our club/city firmly on the map. We beat Ipswich in the semi-final in 1985. Forget about our 5-1, we actually beat Ipswich in the semi-final at Wembley, not too many years after they were European champions. These aren''t the clubs only great times. The problem with some people is that they just completely ignore history. In thirty years you will be moaning about young kids saying stuff like "Jack James is out best number 9 ever, give him a statue" by saying stuff like "If only you had seen the great Grant Holt". You are doing the same by ignoring our history. After we honour Watling and one of our most successful managers we can think about honouring a few players, of which there will be a good 10 to 15 from the 60''s to the current in the mix, of which Grant Holt is just one. If we build five statues in a few years time then Holt will be in with a shout, but proclaiming him as the greatest of all time isn''t a sign of your great respect towards Holt but rather a sign of your lack of respect of our history and the greats that have gone before him. 
  8. Are you answering your own question? Or are you asking us to give our opinion? If I were to guess I''d say anything between £12m - £15m. I''d be quite happy for us to offer £20m if Wanyama was thrown in. Take those three and you basically get the three players that make up the spine of the team that got them so far in the Champions League. The ''Norwich-Celtic family'' thing isn''t gonna last is it? They will hate us if we sign Hooper + Forster. 
  9. What has Hooper got to do with it?Correct link: http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/norwich-chelsea-man-city-go-celtic-keeper-forster-3967840#.UduUxvm1FUA
  10. A video of every single Grant Holt goal for Norwich wouldn''t go amiss. 
  11. Hughton and McNally wouldn''t have sanctioned the sale unless they felt that they could cope with the departure, and I assume that we have somebody lined up already, just hope it''s somebody special.
  12. [quote user="City1st"]as did Ryan Bennett at Grimsby[/quote]No thanks. He isn''t captain material, not with the absolute guff which he spouts on twatter. Will be a good player but needs to grow up and get real.
  13. Why are you both assuming that the OP considers this bad deal, perhaps he is saying it is a good deal?The reality is of course that David Villa went extremely cheap, probably because he is on £100k+ a week, and the Holt fee is undisclosed and will remain so. Athletico aren''t going to pay a huge fee for a player who has probably shattered their wage ceiling, and for all we know we could have flogged Holt for £500k plus add-ons. In fact, wouldn''t surprise me at all if much of whatever fee we got is linked to Wigan getting promoted - easier said than done. 
  14. Most of the film was filmed in Norwich, hardly think a night at Anglia Square is going to tarnish this cities reputation, do you?If you are suggesting that we should make his premiere look like a Leicester Square premiere then I really think that you are missing the entire point of Alan Partridge. I bet you are one of those who is secretly offended by the very idea of Alan Patridge! Anglia Square is the perfect place for the Premiere. 
  15. I agree that it is a potential disaster and just hope it doesn''t turn out to be one, but at the same time - if Holt was unhappy, then we did the right thing to let him go. We can''t really just force an unhappy player to stay against his wishes, especially one who has done so much for us. I just hope that we are given reason to feel optimistic again over the next week or two, we could be feeling even worse should Ruddy leave before any major signings are announced. I didn''t expect to see Ruddy leave and that one would be a much bigger shock. 
  16. [quote user="Stuart Jarrold"][quote user="TheNewBoy"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Stuart Jarrold"]Club Legend? Oh Dear. Not for me im afraid. The ''Legend'' tag gets thrown round all to easily these days. When I see some of the players in the ''Hall Of Fame''. Its laughable[/quote]   This post is laughable!   I reckon if you stripped the hall of fame down to eleven players Holty would be amongst them. And rightfully so! [/quote]Stuart Jarrold is a very well known Ipswich fan, so I wouldn''t bother giving him a rise. Give him a Google.[/quote] Oh dear, because I have slated Holt im deemed an Ipswich Fan. I dont think Holt would even make the top 20 of a NCFC hall of Fame IMO.[/quote]No, you are deemed an Ipswich fan because you are an Ipswich fan. How else would you explain this? http://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/22111/stuart-jarrold-on-lifes-a-pitch 
  17. Why do we have to pick one? Why can''t we love them both? And why doesn''t Eadie get a mention? He was the equal of Hucks at his best and it is a huge shame that we didn''t get to see Eadie and Hucks together, which looked like a possibility just before Eadie had to announce his retirement. 
  18. That''s the entire bleedin point you muppet, the grimmer the better. Do you think any of our cinemas compare with the typical Leicester Square premiere? 
  19. [quote user="RUDOLPH HUCKER"]The answer is simple. Hucks has his thing going on in the Jarrold. Gunn has the Gunn club. Yellows is a poor name for an American style diner. [/quote]A tribute to Holt is something to think about when he retires from the game. Not when he is an active player. I would actually like the club to commission a few statues, but I think there would be a fair few people in the mix, my immediate thoughts are that I''d rather a Huckerby statue from modern times. From the nineties I''d have to go for Ian Crook or Bryan Gunn, due to their loyalty, maybe even Mark Bowen. Lot''s of names would be in with a shout.
  20. [quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Stuart Jarrold"]Club Legend? Oh Dear. Not for me im afraid. The ''Legend'' tag gets thrown round all to easily these days. When I see some of the players in the ''Hall Of Fame''. Its laughable[/quote]   This post is laughable!   I reckon if you stripped the hall of fame down to eleven players Holty would be amongst them. And rightfully so! [/quote]Stuart Jarrold is a very well known Ipswich fan, so I wouldn''t bother giving him a rise. Give him a Google.
  21. [quote user="PurpleCanary"][quote user="TheNewBoy"][quote user="PurpleCanary"][quote user="Mr Brownstone"]mbncfc1 wrote: "12 months on the majority would be happy for him to leave us with the likes of rvw coming in" The poll from the past few days would suggest, quite convincingly, the opposite.[/quote]   Except that, as Official Scrutineer of that poll, I did notice that already two posters who said we should KEEP Holt under ALL circumstances have now turned round and said that actually under THESE circumstances we should sell Holt. And it is  fair guess that many more of the KEEPs think the same.   [/quote]Go on then, name names! [/quote]   Oh no, As Official Scrutineer I have to be seen to be above such gutter-press tactics. But I confess, and this is very sad, I had taken a mental note of a few KEEP names (one in particular), because it didn''t take a genius to work out we might well sell Holt, and there would be a few posters hurriedly changing tack. A bit like the European Communist parties in world war two who found the Hitler-Stalin Pact suddenly meant they had to regard the Nazis not as mortal enemies but firm friends. [/quote]In your role as Official Scrutineer you should perhaps consider, in the interests of impartiality, also monitoring those who have voted ''SELL'' but may at some stage in the future claim that we should have kept Holt and that they never wanted him gone.
  22. [quote user="flecky76"]I do think we are selling Holt a year too soon. There are a whole list of clubs out there who believe, just when they think they''ve got his league cracked and can finally move forward, it comes back to bite them. If Holt leaves, then the sum total of PL goals between our existing strike force will be NIL. We so needed Holt to help bridge that gap between existing and new incoming strikers IMHO.[/quote]Wolves were relegated in their third season, we aren''t in the clear yet. 
  23. [quote user="flecky76"]I do think we are selling Holt a year too soon. There are a whole list of clubs out there who believe, just when they think they''ve got his league cracked and can finally move forward, it comes back to bite them. If Holt leaves, then the sum total of PL goals between our existing strike force will be NIL. We so needed Holt to help bridge that gap between existing and new incoming strikers IMHO.[/quote]Wolves were relegated in their third season, we aren''t in the clear yet. 
  24. [quote user="PurpleCanary"][quote user="Mr Brownstone"]mbncfc1 wrote: "12 months on the majority would be happy for him to leave us with the likes of rvw coming in" The poll from the past few days would suggest, quite convincingly, the opposite.[/quote]   Except that, as Official Scrutineer of that poll, I did notice that already two posters who said we should KEEP Holt under ALL circumstances have now turned round and said that actually under THESE circumstances we should sell Holt. And it is  fair guess that many more of the KEEPs think the same.   [/quote]Go on then, name names! 
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