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Bowyer: Charlton Tried to Sign Norwood
Friday, 27th Nov 2020 15:36

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has revealed that the Blues beat the Addicks to James Norwood’s signature in the summer of 2019, having tabled the striker double what was on offer at the Valley.

Norwood was a free agent with his contract at Tranmere up and it was known that the Blues fought off opposition from other clubs in League One as well as sides in the lower reaches of the Championship, including the Addicks and Hull City, to land the frontman.

Bowyer, a former Town midfielder, watched Town’s recent games on video on Wednesday as he prepared for tomorrow's visit to Portman Road and felt the Blues were most impressive up front.

“They are a good side,” Bowyer told London News Online. “Especially up the top end. Norwood is a player we tried to get ourselves last season but he went to Ipswich, they paid double what we offered.

“He is a good striker with good movement, who can finish. They have got variation with [Oli] Hawkins, who we knew about when he was at Portsmouth. If they want to go that way and be a bit more direct then he is an option.

“I see Freddie Sears got injured the other day. He’s a good player for them. It’s unfortunate for them but better for us, because he’s a good player. I played with him at West Ham when he was a young kid coming through.

“[Alan] Judge is another that we have tried to get before. He’s another player I like. They’ve got good players in and around that final third who can hurt you.

“I watched their game against Hull and I didn’t think there was too much in it. Hull got an early goal and were able to make it difficult after that.”

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tractorboy12341234 added 15:48 - Nov 27
Bowyers done very well at Charlton given the controversy there. Wouldnt mind him at PR

MrTown added 15:53 - Nov 27
Clearly hasn't watched us then - good side? Judge good? Sears good?

Nae normal

RobsonWark added 16:20 - Nov 27
Sounds like a great opportunity to offload Sears and Judge :)

Come and get them Charlton!!

happybeingblue added 16:39 - Nov 27
so jimbo came to us for the £ then not lambert

Trac70 added 16:42 - Nov 27
Doesn't sound like Mr. Bowyer has done his homework!!! Clearly didn't watch the entire game!!!!

MonkeyAlan added 16:49 - Nov 27
Bowyer is p!ssing up our backs. He has been in football a long time and knows full well that we are sh!te.

Saxonblue74 added 17:43 - Nov 27
Yes, Bowyer has been in the game a long time. Maybe that substantiates his opinions!

Bert added 17:47 - Nov 27
If true that we offered double the wages for Norwood to come to Ipswich, in the interests of balance and fairness we should give Evans some credit even if his debits outweigh his credits in general.

Trac70 added 19:05 - Nov 27
#rabbit and Timefliesbyintheblue you really are delusional. Negatives for anyone who dares criticise. Happy clappers brigade.

BryanPlug added 22:48 - Nov 27
You can gladly have Judge and Sears

bigolconnor added 09:33 - Nov 28
Sears is a good player and has worked very hard for this club. Judge maybe isn’t in the right system because he was undoubtedly a good player. As was Huws, who now looks like he is scared to battle. Maybe injuries have ruined all these players.

Norwood will score two today.

rabbit added 12:52 - Nov 28
Trac70 thank you for your input, you have taught me a good lesson.
I will do my utmost not to have an opinion in future, thank you for pointing out the error of my ways.

Skip73 added 14:33 - Dec 1
He would be fit now if he had signed for them.

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