Rumour Mill

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  1. RiverEndRick

    RiverEndRick Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear - we've arrived at the fire sale melt down stage of a transfer window. Mike Bailey writes a provocative article and almost everybody bites. We knew players would have to leave before we could buy. Olsson has been on the verge of leaving for years now. If he does for £5m and we replace him with Jovic on a free, we have pretty close to like for like and around £5m to spend on other players. The same could be said for Brady and it'd depend on who comes in after he leaves. I'll judge this window when it's over, not when it's one third complete. We need new players who are hungry and put in a performance every week rather than occasionally so I am not averse to change. Panic if you like, but I'll wait and see.
     
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  2. JM Fan

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    You're spot on Cromer and I wonder if there will still be a waiting list for Season Tickets at the end of May???? I doubt it. <doh>
    I'd be inclined to say for SEVERERAL years!! <yikes>

    <applause>
     
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  3. Cromercanary

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    I don't think many are, to be fair, but if Brady and Olsson leave, with Toffolo already committed to Scunny until May, we'd be a bit naked down the left side?
    Plus if - if, they were both to leave, that should realise circa £14/15m - and were a large chunk of that not reinvested in like-for-like replacements, I think some of the natives would get a shade restless.
    As I said in an earlier comment, it's starting to reek of the Chase era!
     
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  4. canary-dave

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    Thank you for the voice of reason RBF, I've kept off here because there are posters I don't want to upset. I just find it rather funny to see all the wailing and gnashing of teeth and in particular the reference to McNally's "mysterious" departure. There was no mystery, he was hounded off by idiot fans berating him, many of them were posters on here. In my opinion, that's the reason for our decline in fortune!
     
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  5. JM Fan

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    Therein lies the problem RBF, they're not going to want to take a pay cut, nor uproot their families just so that we can reduce our wage bill, so I don't really see them moving unfortunately.
    I agree re both Canos and Lafferty.
    As FML said earlier in the thread, where on earth has the parachute payment gone, as well as the sale of Redmond, other than buying Pritchard and he has only shown what he can do ocasionally.
     
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  6. RiverEndRick

    RiverEndRick Well-Known Member

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    And if we kept the same squad we have now how would everybody feel about that? My how attitudes change in a matter of weeks.
     
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  7. Forgot_My_Lines

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    The players that need to go aren't Olsson, Jacob, Brady, Klose.

    AND there should be plenty of money to add to the squad anyway!!
     
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  8. JM Fan

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    I've been saying for a while now, that I'd be quite happy for Brady to be sold for around £10M and I'd also be pleased if we could offload Bassong, Whittaker and Turner, but don't envisage that they'll want to leave.
    I'd rather Olsson stayed, but if we believe the rumours, it looks like he'll be off to Swansea in the next few days.

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  9. Cromercanary

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    Sorry, but they're all bang average / gash.
    Only a division 1 or 2 club would be remotely interested and couldn't afford 20% of what they're on here!
     
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  10. RiverEndRick

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    As long as we get a reasonable replacement of a similar calibre, I wouldn't worry overly about Olsson leaving for £5m. Apparently it's not Archant's Bailey who is speculating about players leaving, but this one: "Graeme Bailey has earmarked John Ruddy, Steven Naismith and Sebastien Bassong as players Norwich would like to offload." And just what has led to this journo's 'earmarking'? It wouldn't be an editor's deadline would it? You couldn't just make it up, could you?
     
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    We've got plenty of midfielders though, AN will just play one of them at LB.
     
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  12. Cromercanary

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    Sorry Rick, but you surely remember (28 ? goal) Chris Sutton to Blackburn for £5m - Mike Sheron for 500k as a "replacement"? <doh>
    And Ruel Fox to Newcastle, £2.5m, with Neil Adams from Oldham (250k) to 'replace' him.
    We dealt in 10%s back then, what makes you think we won't again?
    Any decent left backs out there for 500k? No, I thought not :(
     
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  13. woodbine

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    To be fair he had a point, and I wouldn't really say slagged him off but maybe could have said privately. I don't know why AN didn't start him more often, but we don't get to see what happens behind closed doors.

    Doesn't look good with all these players rumoured to be going, but under 3 different managers these players keep under performing so maybe a clear out isn't so bad. This season feels like it's over already, so maybe start some youth players.
     
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    Something I've been advocating for months!!!! <ok>
     
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  15. woodbine

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    If or when Brady does go Jarvis is on the verge of returning and be the natural replacement imo.
     
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    Johnny Howson! He's a versatile lad!

    Bah!
     
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    image.jpg
     
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  18. Forgot_My_Lines

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    I think it's a rental.
     
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  20. Forgot_My_Lines

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    It looks Blurry!! They didn't even get HD!!
     
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