“They are continuing their interest but it’s not even close to something that we would entertain,” said the Exeter chief. “I am sure they will continue their interest — it hasn’t finished.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
There are many reasons why every Norwich fan has a right to feel miserable.
A forthcoming pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic, a poxy little club who just a few years ago would have been falling over themselves to get City to their place for a warm-up match.
Then there's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. It might end in a visit to Wembley but it's a bit like getting a ticket to watch a tribute band. It's not really the real thing and is basically, a …
On the morning of December 5, 2008, I received a furious phone call from Rupert Lowe.
He accused me of being unprofessional and downright irresponsible for writing a story in my newspaper that day, saying Southampton were heading for administration.
The story – and it wasn't a very long one – was along the lines that Saints were ready to sell their two star players, Adam Lallana and Andrew Surman, in January, in a desperate attempt to generate some cash as …
For quite a few football clubs, it's not going to be a Happy New Year. It's going to be a lousy one.
While the recession has not hit football as hard as other industries, it will. The knock-on effect was always going to take about six months.
Next month, several clubs are going to be up a certain creek without a paddle.
Norwich may have debts aproaching �20 million, a board who wants to sell and a team which is struggling at the wrong end of …
All is not well at either of the top two clubs in Spain.
Real Madrid have this strangely amusing habit of sacking their successful managers, while keeping the ones who struggle.
Despite winning two European Cups, two League titles, one European Super Cup and the World Club Championship in just four years, it still wasn't enough for Vicente Del Bosque who was given the bullet 48 hours after his second La Liga success in 2003.
In a decision we hope will one …
In journalism, it's commonly known as a “F**k me!” story.
The type of unbelievable tale which comes completely out of the blue with the natural reaction being to spit out those two certain words.
It was Wednesday lunchtime and, with a fellow hack from the Daily Mirror, I was just leaving a location in the City where the Professional Footballers Association had announced a link-up with a gaming firm (and we were the only two reporters who turned up). …
Alex Ferguson is probably wishing he'd kept his mouth shut. By criticising his supporters for making the atmosphere at Old Trafford like 'a funeral' against Birmingham, the Manchester United manager has opened up a can of worms.
And this particular can is one the Glazer family would have preferred left untouched. The irony over Fergie's comments are nothing short of hilarious and for an intelligent man, the United manager has scored a major own goal by …
In a week when English football became the laughing stock of football, it was ironic we should be drawn against a country synonymous with a leotard-wearing comedian sporting dodgy facial hair.
As a tabloid journalist, and having being given the odd assignment from time-to-time, I found myself staring at the phone with trepidation after we were drawn against a certain country in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Phone rings: 'Charlie, we need you to go to Kazakhstan …
The board of Norwich City certainly took their time. Far too long, in fact.
But in terms of finding a man who can get the team out of the terrible position they find themselves in, Roeder is a good choice.
When things start hotting up down at the bottom come March and April, I genuinely believe Norwich will not be among those clubs staring League One down the barrel.
It's pretty obvious there were not too many options in terms of bringing a new man in.<br …
The day Peter Grant took over at Norwich, I spoke to a member of staff at West Ham. They were happy he'd got a manager's job but questioned whether he would be a success, giving the reason that he was such a nice bloke.
Strange, that. Particularly when you consider that over these last 12 months Grant has made David Brent look like a genius in man-management.
From slagging off the fans, to slagging off the club's best player, to slagging …
Not since Pele waved 'Good-bye!' to the New York Cosmos back in 1977 had there been such a fuss in the Big Apple over a club football match.
The city which always boasts it's the greatest city on earth played host to the most famous footballer on earth and finally, the Americans got what they wanted. A full 90 minutes from the LA Galaxy's No23.
A crowd of 66,237 – six times the Red Bulls' average attendance – saw an impressive performance from the …
A couple of my mates are Manchester City fans.
I'll never forget the look on their faces the day they suffered relegation to the old Division Two back in 1998.
Naturally, this woeful moment was even worse than the humiliation than the day earlier in the season when they were whacked 3-1 away at Stockport, the team situated just six miles from their home but always too tiny to consider as rivals.
I guess it was a bit like Norwich being beaten …