“It will be extremely tough, we know that, and I’m not going to make a rash prediction but we are going to enjoy it and if we can stay in the league it will be incredible…” Lambert tells FourFourTwo Magazine.
Archive for June, 2011
The silly season is truly upon us as Fry insists that Mackail-Smith ‘turned down’ a move to first Norwich and then QPR…June 27th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 2 Comments »
“Craig is facing a tough decision,” Fry told the paper. “He turned down Norwich and he has now turned down QPR.”
Villas-Boas arrives at Chelsea after a €15 million release clause is triggered. Are we now in the age of managers and their own transfer fees?June 22nd, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
To all intents and purposes, that €15 million ‘release clause’ in his Porto contract was a transfer fee slapped on his head by those in charge. Pinto da Costa, the President of Porto, has suddenly opened up a whole new market-place – in managerial transfer fees.
Martinez fully expecting a nasty surprise or two next season as the Canaries prepare to open their account at the DW StadiumJune 18th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
‘Although the gulf is still big, as we saw last year there are more and more surprises occurring. And I expect the same thing to happen again next season, with Queens Park Rangers, Norwich and Swansea getting promoted. They are three clubs who will be very confident of staying in the Premier League…
Lambert tonight reported to be closing in on United left-back De Laet; are his best-laid plans bearing more fruit?June 15th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 2 Comments »
‘The one’s that we have identified so far, we have got. I certainly didn’t want to go on holiday thinking: ‘He’s got away…’ or ‘That’s another one we haven’t got…’
“I think it’s important that you bring people in who want to do well – and aren’t just coming here because Norwich is a nice place to live. I think the football club have been guilty of doing that beforehand but that is a road that I won’t be going down.”
You do wonder whether the hard work of the summer has yet to begin; that a proven, older Premiership head might be the next challengeJune 12th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 4 Comments »
Finding someone of proven Premiership experience and class to bolt within that Colney dressing room is, I suspect, one of Lambert’s biggest challenges this summer. Such players – if available – come neither easily nor cheaply.
City reach for a spot of Italian style as they begin to gear up for that return to the Premier LeagueJune 8th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Having worked so closely with Norwich over the past few months, with the entire clothing range being designed together and the final choice always being made by the club, we feel that this is the start of a partnership that will last for many years,” said Fabrizio Taddei, Errea’s sales director.
City’s latest impending arrival straight out of Lambert central casting. Like Morison, from Stevenage to Old Trafford in four seasons…June 7th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 6 Comments »
“It is definitely not easy – you have to work hard and I have managed to do that. I have got lucky at times, and I have managed to still score goals and as a striker that it what you are judged on,” said Morison, as he signed in yesterday.
Brighton plan for a life without Master Bennett by swooping for Master Buckley tonight. Come in No3?June 6th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 1 Comment »
“It won’t be easy for him. He will have to be physically stronger and he will be playing against unbelievable players, but I think he will be all right. Benno’s a great player. He has got everything.”