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Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Best of luck Russell, great bloke, Norwich through and through, and part of many of our most recent successes - I wish you well pal!
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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Seconded - a great pro and a credit to himself and to the club. An integral part of all or our successes of the last 9 years and always a great ambassador for Norwich City. Really demonstrated his fighting spirit when he battled back from ulcerative colitis to continue his career. Good luck for the future Russell.
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Agree. A major part of our Lambert revival and an integral part of the club for nearly a decade. Wish him every success for the future.

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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Good pro who gave us some great seasons. Good luck in whatever he does next.
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Best option for him to find another club or help the club out re wages. A true club player. All the best.

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A key member of some of the most memorable seasons we have had; it has been a roller coaster but has always been committed when he played. Hope he finds a club that he can make a positive difference to.


Poorly announced but am glad he has left, as he was not going to cut a happy figure and was no an option here any longer, esp with the likes of Aarons and Godfrey better for us going forward.


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Great as a full back, an appalling centre back.
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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Agree with all the sentiment regarding Russell

BUT

he has negotiated a buy-out here of his contract (and more power to him for that). The announcement shows the club said let's see if anyone is interested in you for a loan and we can cover your wages from that, before we enter confirm any buy-out; but obviously no-one is interested and thus the deal has been done. Expect to see Russ somewhere local shortly. And explains why he has been on the terraces in recent matches rather than on first team squad duty - the deal has been long done, but he was hoping for a contract elsewhere.
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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

 Alex wrote:
Best of luck Russell, great bloke, Norwich through and through, and part of many of our most recent successes - I wish you well pal!
Says it all - just a pity that it all got a bit unsavory the last 18 months.

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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Good luck for the future Russell and thanks for your massive contribution to my great club. 

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Curiously, I've heard that Ryan Bennett has bought his Wicklewood home and that Martin has moved his family to the South Coast. Unless he's going to Portsmouth, I can't see any club down there that'd take him on, although it's not a huge commute to London.

My source could well be talking *. He often does.
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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/pinkun-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>shefcanary wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Agree with all the sentiment regarding Russell

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he has negotiated a buy-out here of his contract (and more power to him for that). The announcement shows the club said let's see if anyone is interested in you for a loan and we can cover your wages from that, before we enter confirm any buy-out; but obviously no-one is interested and thus the deal has been done. Expect to see Russ somewhere local shortly. And explains why he has been on the terraces in recent matches rather than on first team squad duty - the deal has been long done, but he was hoping for a contract elsewhere.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

So what are the terms of this buy-out?

How much has it cost the club?

Why aren't Archant digging this out? Delia foolishly gave the boy a new contract for non-football reasons, as can be seen again from her sentiments expressed on the club's website, so how much has this now cost the club and is Delia going to pay from her own pocket, as she should?


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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Certainty and not have a disillusioned pro around the place is a good thing.



Just read that he tops the list of premier league appearances for the club (at 125) and is joint 23 in the all time top flight appearances alongside Big Duncan Forbes. That is esteemed company as speaks as loudly as anything else.
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Re: Russell Martin leaves after 9 years.

Dig what out? There's nothing to dig out.

Having his contract terminated will mean him being paid the value of it, basic wages wise, from now until it ended-assume 10 months (ie) to the end of June.

That's how it normally works-mutual consent implies the club and Russ came to a joint agreement so it may not be quite the full amount.

And the club will pay it. They were his employer, they drew up and offered him the contract that he signed.

Delia gave him the contract? Jesus f*****g Christ Vince.

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Of course it came directly from Delia that he got the new contract. It made no footballing sense whatsoever when it was announced and that was confirmed by his performances at the start of last season.

It is naive in the extreme that Delia had no hand in this. I would put my house three times over on it.

I would venture that 10 months wages of a high earner is a lot of money and that Delia should take personal responsibility for this appalling lack of judgment and downright interference in footballing matters which should be the domain of the professionals who know when a player is no longer any good.
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