Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Gary O'Neil

Gary O'Neil


Midfielder, Gary O'Neil could join Norwich City in the coming days, according to The Daily Mirror's, James Nursey.

O'Neil was released by Queens Park Rangers at the end of the season and is now available as a free agent. Having been spotted in the stands watching City beat Nice 5-1 on Monday evening, it seems something is definitely in the offing.

O'Neil is 31 now and has built a steady reputation as a reliable player who will also score a goal or two. He built this reputation after joining Middlesborough in 2007 from Cardiff for £5m, before leaving for West Ham in January 2011.

He played a key role in the side that was promoted after beating Blackpool at Wembley in 2012 but declined the offer of a new contract from the Hammers in 2013 and subsequently joined QPR as a free agent for last season.

O'Neil made 29 appearances for Rangers and again played a key role in the promotion campaign before making his final appearance in the play-off final against Derby, where he was infamously sent off for a cynical foul on Johnny Russell.

It was a professional foul that saw Russell denied a goal scoring opportunity and turned out to be his last appearance for the club as he has been released and is now again a free agent.

So, is he worth a punt? In the same way that Harry Redknapp saw he needed experience I think he probably would be. If we lose Leroy Fer then we could do with a replacement. As a free agent and if given a short contract, maybe just one year, then he would be a handy player to have.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather not lose Fer, he's not as good as Leroy and he is not a like for like replacement but he is a midfield player that could do a job for us.

What do you think?



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

Writer:The Tuckster
Date:Wednesday July 30 2014
Time: 2:00PM

Comments

0
I think he would be a decent signing, no replacement for Fer though, hope Fer doesn't leave as he will be a really good player in the Championship, hope Hooper stays as well as it will be a massive blow to our promotion chances if we let him leave.
Rousey4000
30/07/2014 15:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Norwich City Articles

Team News: Norwich v Arsenal

Just 48 hours on from Ipswich and we go again

A Grand Day Out In Ipswich - Part Two

The second instalment of the Tuckster's incursion into enemy territory

A Grand Day Out In Ipswich - Part One

The story of my trip into enemy territory and coming back with all three points

Ipswich 0 - 1 Norwich

City are now unbeaten in 9 games against the old enemy

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 Ipswich?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Gunn9%
Pinto0%
Zimmermann 0%
Klose4%
Stiepermann 4%
Trybull 4%
Reed4%
Hoolahan 0%
Maddison 63%
Wildschut 4%
Jerome 0%
Hanley4%
Husband 0%
Vrancic 4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yellow belly136
2.Steve from Oz90
3.DRAYTON GREEN72
4.FCBEARS64
5.fanforlife38
6.Nathan_NCFC26
7.suffolkcanary25
8.Canary Kevin17
9.screaming canary12
10.sminky10
The Vital Football Members League