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Looking to next season?

Post by Bluemike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 am

Town are reportedly showing interest in Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood, currently the highest scorer in the top four divisions.

According to the EADT, the Blues are keen on the 28-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer.

Norwood has netted 27 times for the League Two side this season having bagged 23 last term when they returned to the EFL via the play-offs following three years in the Vanarama National League. He scored the winner in the 2-1 victory over Boreham Wood in the final.

Eastbourne-born Norwood, who is 5ft 9in tall, was a youth player with Brighton, Crystal Palace and hometown club Eastbourne Town before breaking into EFL football with Exeter, with whom he made three starts and one sub appearances.

During two years with the Grecians, he also spent time on loan in non-league at Sutton United, Forest Green Rovers and Eastbourne Borough, before joining the Green Devils on a permanent basis in 2011.

Following his release by Forest Green, the seven-times-capped, four-goal England C international joined his current club in the summer of 2015.

Speaking about his future earlier in the season, Norwood said: “I’m not too sure. I love the club, love the lads, love playing for the gaffer. My head’s here. I’m here until the end of the season, and I just want to be a part of something at this club.”
Scores goals for sure, don't know an awful lot about him.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 am

He is at his level Mike my mate goes Tranmere and has told me he needs 3 0r 4 chances a game to score 1.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Bluemike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:49 am

Yeah that is the concern, I just worry if we are in a position to attract anything better than this type of player or what we already have.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by AylesburyBlue » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:55 am

I’ll pass on this one. We need a big brute centre forward to go with Jackson and Harrison pace.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:13 pm

Freddie Sears might find his “shooting boots” level next season. Don’t rule him out just yet. I think maybe 4 of his goals this season were quite clinical finishes.

And fairly sure with Ipswich Town being a considerably bigger League One club, better players from League One itself could be attracted over the summer. Over to you Paul Lambert.

Paul: Remember what I done at Norwich in League One?
Player: Got humped 7-1 from Colchester?
Paul: Aye, but AFTER that.
Player: won the league?
Paul: Aye, and got promoted to the even bigger league. Fancy some of that action here?
Player: Yer fkin too right, Paul.
Paul: That’s good. Good choice.
Player: im so excited. When can i start?
Paul: Right now if you want. Could you go down the corridor and tap Mevans’ door. Ask for League One dough.
Player: League One dough? Is that a South Korean player?
Paul: Naw!! It’s your wages ya bawbag.

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Post by K L Blue » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:26 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Freddie Sears might find his “shooting boots” level next season. Don’t rule him out just yet. I think maybe 4 of his goals this season were quite clinical finishes.

And fairly sure with Ipswich Town being a considerably bigger League One club, better players from League One itself could be attracted over the summer. Over to you Paul Lambert.

Paul: Remember what I done at Norwich in League One?
Player: Got humped 7-1 from Colchester?
Paul: Aye, but AFTER that.
Player: won the league?
Paul: Aye, and got promoted to the even bigger league. Fancy some of that action here?
Player: Yer fkin too right, Paul.
Paul: That’s good. Good choice.
Player: im so excited. When can i start?
Paul: Right now if you want. Could you go down the corridor and tap Mevans’ door. Ask for League One dough.
Player: League One dough? Is that a South Korean player?
Paul: Naw!! It’s your wages ya bawbag.

The thing is MArko, He Humped Norwich 7-1 when he was Col U Manager

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by marko69 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Is that right? I knew Colchester humped Norwich but didn’t know Lambo was their boss. Shows how much I pay attention to the finer details.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Bluemike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:14 pm

I really hope Sears is moved on tbh, I am just bored of him and one or Two others, we need a new start.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Ando » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Lambert likes him and he signed a new deal so I can't see him going anywhere.

Do we need another striker from the lower leagues? Probably need someone with a bit more experience but saying that proven championship strikers do not come cheap.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Bluemike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:49 pm

Sears signed a new contract ?

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Post by Steve and Jo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:36 pm

No he hasn't, far as not heard anything. I think Ando meant that year option that was triggered before Sears got injured

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Ando » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:36 pm

Must have dreamed it

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Post by tangfastic » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 am

Steve and Jo wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:36 pm
No he hasn't, far as not heard anything. I think Ando meant that year option that was triggered before Sears got injured
Yes, you’re right. He’s contracted until the summer of 2020. Should be back fit for the promotion push after Christmas eager to get a new contract. Like a new signing. Something for Mike to look forward to :).

TBH.... I would have moved Freddie on last summer. I actually though this season -compared to most ‘senior’ players - he did OK. I think he might have been up there competing as our MOTM quite a few times in games.

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Re: Looking to next season?

Post by Bluemike » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:17 pm

Bloody hell Tang, I wont be looking forward to it trust me, there are certain players I never want to see in a Town shirt again, Spence, Sears, Knudsen, Bialkowski, Ward to name but Five, was gonna put Adeyemi but I doubt I need worry on that score.

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