Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Grabban: City Matched My Ambition

Grabban: City Matched My Ambition


Norwich City's new striker, Lewis Grabban has been talking to the Bournemouth Daily Echo about why he chose to move to Carrow Road and it seems it's all about ambition.

Grabban told the Daily Echo: "When I listened to the manager`s philosophy on attacking football, it was a similar to the philosophy at Bournemouth.

'It`s important when a settled player moves on that they don`t go into a team that uses a completely different style, because it just might not work.

"I think Eddie Howe is getting it right and the manager at Norwich has similar philosophies - he wants to play attacking, passing football and dominate possession.

"I liked that aspect of what he wanted to do and the club`s ambitions matched my ambitions to get to the Premier League.

"Bournemouth have got a good chance of getting there, but I do feel that Norwich have a lot of Premier League experience and also experience of getting to the Premier League, so maybe they might edge it on that.

"The opportunity to go to a club of that size was one I didn`t want to turn down."

Grabban turned down a £1m+ move to Brighton in January before then signing a new three and a half year contract which maximised his value for The Cherries should they need to sell.

That contract contained a £3m release clause which City activated last week. Grabban says that he will always be grateful to Bournemouth and enjoyed his time there.

"I enjoyed every moment of my time at Bournemouth. It was a good time in their history and I was glad to be a part of their accomplishments.

"There were a lot of highlights. Winning promotion was special as was setting a club record for the highest second-tier finish.

"Early on last season we got beaten quite heavily by a few teams but by the time we played them for the second time, we were much better.

"The improvement the squad made was a highlight and the general journey over the last two years was great to be a part of."

Nice to hear the comments about an attacking philosophy as well as the club matching his ambition. Look forward to seeing you in action, Lewis.

OTBC



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:The Tuckster
Date:Thursday June 12 2014
Time: 11:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Good to hear, but let's hope he can do it on the pitch. I like how he says: 'It`s important when a settled player moves on that they don`t go into a team that uses a completely different style, because it just might not work.' Hopeless and RvW spring to mind.
FCBEARS
12/06/2014 12:59:00
0
Nice to be called a big club. One wonders if Surman had any influence. Dispite being farmed out for the season it seems unlikely that he represented us in a negative fashion.
Clwyd
12/06/2014 23:49:00
0
they did not match my ambition last season. trying to stay up and firing hopeless earlier.
DRAYTON GREEN
13/06/2014 09:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Norwich City Articles

The Acid Test - Newcastle

The Tuckster previews tonight's clash with Newcastle

Team News: Newcastle v Norwich

Almost, a clean bill of health

Match Day Officials v Newcastle (28/9/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this Wednesday.

In Defence Of Wes Hoolahan

Replace him? You're joking

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
Profile
Savvy_Monkey
no email
Profile
LeeBoz
no email
Profile
Tom McHugh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Burton Albion?
Suggested By: Tuckster
McGovern 1%
Pinto60%
Klose0%
Martin0%
Olsson10%
Dorrans5%
Howson2%
Brady0%
Jacob Murphy 10%
Hoolahan 10%
Jerome 0%
Thompson 0%
Josh Murphy 0%
Oliveira 2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Sep 28 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Capital One Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.FCBEARS536
2.DRAYTON GREEN427
3.Steve from Oz368
4.yellow belly222
5.suffolkcanary87
6.screaming canary71
7.northern yellow65
8.Rex62
9.Diss flyer38
10.fanforlife37