Lord Norwood

Cant wait for the transfer window to shut . We need to get the man the best contract we can and tie him down . He has scored 5 in his last 2 / 11 in 11 . And 53 in 108 games thats bloody great when you considered he missed so meney one on ones last season. Love the noors . And he quite loves us to get him contracted up.
Cant wait for the transfer window to shut . We need to get the man the best contract we can and tie him down . He has scored 5 in his last 2 / 11 in 11 . And 53 in 108 games thats bloody great when you considered he missed so meney one on ones last season. Love the noors . And he quite loves us to get him contracted up.

36 Comments

  • Mungy's Hairdresser says:

    Just sat in the Malmaison in Liverpool on my lunch break & the Lord himself has just wandered in to meet his mates 😀

  • Ian says:

    I hope you bowed! 😀

  • Mungy's Hairdresser says:

    Ian, you know when you do a double take! I saw him pass the window & thought jeez he doesn’t half look like Nors then he sauntered into the empty bar area except for me & his mates, he was dressed in a grey trackie & flip flops. Still questioning whether it was him for sure until I heard him speak, instantly recognised the voice & he started talking about the recent games. Sadly there was some work going on in the lobby so I only caught bits of conversation but he had his mates in stitches, lol.

  • Mal says:

    The image I remember is the picture of him in mid air looking like he was performing in Swan Lake as he directed the ball down to the left of the goal.

  • Mungy's Hairdresser says:

    Haha, I’m the least observant person & have no facial recognition skills yet bizarrely whilst reading the latest on here something drew me to his attention to look up before he’d even come in. Ironically, I think it was his casual demeanour & lack of walking pace that stood out, a bit of a swagger & why not, lol.

  • Charlton1975 says:

    So, a fella in the crowd at Morecambe today told me that the Lord is going to Sheff U for £1m in January. Any truth in this?

  • Rockfords Love Child says:

    [QUOTE=”Charlton1975, post: 49774, member: 267″]So, a fella in the crowd at Morecambe today told me that the Lord is going to Sheff U for £1m in January. Any truth in this?[/QUOTE]
    Unless it was Mark Palios, probably not.

  • bigmart says:

    [QUOTE=”Charlton1975, post: 49774, member: 267″]So, a fella in the crowd at Morecambe today told me that the Lord is going to Sheff U for £1m in January. Any truth in this?[/QUOTE]

    Fair play to him if it is true as they are top of the championship, but I would be very surprised if it is true

  • drwhoman says:

    I see the Skysports L2 team of the season so far does not include the Lord. Bizarre! Strikers are Stockley of Exeter and Palmer of Crawley.

  • keep the faith says:

    steward in the jk stand says Fleetwood very interested in Norwood hopefully just a rumour

  • aldoes mustache says:

    who wouldn,t be need to sort it sort it out and fast . cant afford to let him go on a free

  • Rockfords Love Child says:

    We have offered him as much as we can afford. There is not much more we can do, and if a top League One / Championship club came in for him, would it be right to stand in his way anyway ?

  • Charlton1975 says:

    Couldn’t begrudge him a move if it came about, He has given everything for the club, and it could potentially be a life changing move for him at his age. I remember having a chat with him after he scored a really late winner at Bromley when we were struggling in the conference, and he said he loves every moment he is on the pitch, and will try his hardest wherever he is asked to play. Absolute legend, and as much as i want him to stay, I would wish him all the best if he moved on.

  • Boz says:

    I’d like Norwood to stay, who wouldn’t, but it’s looking likely he’ll move on. Think he could make a better career choice than moving to Fleetwood though.

  • Rockfords Love Child says:

    If he does go, I would guess it will be to someone like Sunderland or Wigan rather than Fleetwood.

  • bigmart says:

    I hope he stays but sadly think he will leave at the end of the season

  • Ian says:

    He should have a host of clubs after him so can’t see him staying. I’ll be gutted when he goes.

  • aldoes mustache says:

    of all the recent players to come from the non lg he has been the most impresive . look at miller he ant done eneything since leaving dover padrig almond . i think thats his name he to has not done mutch even cookie in lg 1 has only got 7/8 in all comps . so well done the lord

  • bring back the cowshed! says:

    Agree with the above and would wish him luck, but Championship may be a step to far. Hope he plays for us next season in League One. Also, he should talk to Cook. Not easy to settle in at a new club in a higher division.

  • aldoes mustache says:

    lets just hope they forget about him or get drunk the day b4 the window opens. then we keep him lol

  • Cowshed Kid says:

    Nors and Jamie Bullard on Soccer AM tomorrow.
    Should be good.
    Hope Lords is a tit and wipes a few grand off his price.
    Can’t see that happening though!

  • aldoes mustache says:

    you can see why the lord is scoring loads if he helps to set drills like that . Bullard was shatterd looks a horrible drill but if it works then so be it .

  • Sparky says:

    From the echo today

    Set to expire in the summer, Norwood’s contract is a cause for concern. Indeed, a January exit could well be on the cards.
    The forward admits he too is unsure of what the future holds, though stated: “I want to be a part of something special at this club.”
    “I’m not too sure”, said Norwood in reference to his contract conundrum.
    “It’s November. 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.”
    The Super White Army have already witnessed one goal machine recently depart, in the form of Andy Cook, and will be hoping their current talisman doesn’t follow suit.

    [IMG]https://i2-prod.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article14562733.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS149529988.jpg[/IMG]
    Andy Cook salutes the fans after scoring Tranmere’s first goal (Image: Tony Coombes/Tranmere Rovers FC)
    Norwood, who formed such a prolific partnership with the now Walsall man, was forced to readjust upon his exit, though, backed his former teammate’s move, claiming Cook’s desire to further develop was not something to be frowned upon.
    “I don’t begrudge him anything; he’s gone to play League One football. If you do well, you move, and that’s all the way to the top level.
    “People want to play at the highest level they can. And he came in, got us promotion and scored in the final— why have negative feelings about that? I just wish him all the best, and I hope he scores goals in League One and moves again”, concluded Norwood.

  • aldoes mustache says:

    get it bloody sorted he wants to stay he loves everthing about the club be crazy not to get the lad sorted

  • Ian says:

    He’s just waiting for a decent offer now . More money and to play at a higher level. You can’t blame him..

  • Sparky says:

    Agree Ian. The only way we could ever keep him would be if we went up and offered him a bumper 3 year deal but let’s face it, it’s likely he’ll be off and as you say, you can’t blame him. The next contact he gets could be the best one he ever gets

  • bigmart says:

    [QUOTE=”aldoes mustache, post: 50438, member: 6141″]get it bloody sorted he wants to stay he loves everthing about the club be crazy not to get the lad sorted[/QUOTE]

    I believe we have offered him a new contract, but the ball is firmly in his court

  • Colin K says:

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    From open source – it says Nors may be attracting the attention of Championship club Sheff Wednesday. I think they’ll be linked with a fair few players in the build-up to January and their need to sign players to keep them in the division (6 points off relelgation). It’ll be a great move for him though, playing in front of 25,000 each week and at 28 it’s now or never to get a shot at playing at that level.

    His attitude and playing style reminds me of Jamie Vardy, and there’s nothing saying he can’t score goals in the Championship either! Lucas Joao tops the Owls scoring charts with 8 goals this campaign and the next top is Stephen Fletcher with 3. Hardly prolific and it would only take a run in the team and a few goals to keep Nors confidence up.

    I wouldn’t begrudge him any move after what he’s done for us. I just hope he commands a decent fee!

  • Ian says:

    Yeah. It’ll be a sad day when he leaves.

  • bring back the cowshed! says:

    I can believe this story has legs. Wednesday desperately need a striker they can afford in the upcoming transfer window. Nors is on form and presumably affordable, as his transfer value will be zero in a few months. I agree that at his age, James would jump at the move to a big club two divisions higher – although both clubs could be playing in the same league next year. 😉

    I think it depends on how much money is on offer whether Rovers accept or let the contract run down. Also, if the player really wants to go, it may be better to cash in now. Hopefully, at least some of the money can be spent on a replacement, so it won’t adversely affect our promotion push.

    Ironically, if we do progress on Monday, the money will be less of an issue and we could hold out. But I think if Wednesday make a fair offer and James can’t wait, we’d be better letting him go. Whatever happens, he’ll remain a Rovers legend.

  • drwhoman says:

    Agree with you BBTC. If Wednesday do want him it will be early in the window as I imagine they will not want him cup tied. This might give us some leverage in the price. With all due respect to our team, I doubt if it matters much if he plays or not if we end up facing Spurs. Our optimum result would be a draw and another game in London but Spurs are not a run of the mill Premiership side. I would be pleasantly surprised if it was not a damage limitation exercise. Negative perhaps but trying to be realistic. I imagine MM will already have thoughts on a possible replacement.

  • Boz says:

    I wouldn’t begrudge Norwood a move, after his heroics dragging us over the line and back into the FL. Wonder whether he could do better than Wednesday though, a lot of dissatisfaction with the manager there atm.

  • bring back the cowshed! says:

    [QUOTE=”Boz, post: 50938, member: 19″]I wouldn’t begrudge Norwood a move, after his heroics dragging us over the line and back into the FL. Wonder whether he could do better than Wednesday though, a lot of dissatisfaction with the manager there atm.[/QUOTE]
    Taking on a player aged 28 who only scored his first league goal in August, moving him up two divisions into a struggling side and expecting him to carry on scoring straight away is risky – for club and player. I wouldn’t expect any bigger clubs to come in for him in January.

  • Rockfords Love Child says:

    [QUOTE=”bring back the cowshed!, post: 50940, member: 20″]Taking on a player aged 28 who only scored his first league goal in August, moving him up two divisions into a struggling side and expecting him to carry on scoring straight away is risky – for club and player. I wouldn’t expect any bigger clubs to come in for him in January.[/QUOTE]
    I think it is highly likely Championship / top League One clubs will make bids for him in January. 300,000 – 500,000 is peanuts to some of them, so what would they have to lose by stealing a march on their rivals ?

  • Boz says:

    [QUOTE=”bring back the cowshed!, post: 50940, member: 20″]Taking on a player aged 28 who only scored his first league goal in August, moving him up two divisions into a struggling side and expecting him to carry on scoring straight away is risky – for club and player. I wouldn’t expect any bigger clubs to come in for him in January.[/QUOTE]
    I agree that bigger clubs may not come in for him, but as RLC suggests, there may be more interest than simply the Owls. If that is the case, then they may provide a more stable environment than Hillsborough could turn out for James.

  • drwhoman says:

    Fair comment Boz. If people are desperate they will take a punt even if he is inexperienced at a higher level. Cook is doing ok albeit in L1. In that regard, there are a few money bags in that league.

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