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Friday, December 28, 2007

Birmingham: What Nowich Must Pay for Martin Taylor

[Not sure which "Mad" this was originally published on, presumably Norwich Mad]

Richard Lamb - Barnsley Mad - Norwich City
Brady challenges Roeder over defender

The managing director of Birmingham City and part time 'Loose Woman' Karen Brady has named the price Norwich must pay for Martin Taylor.
The defender, who impressed during a recent loan spell at Carrow Road and has expressed his desire to return to Norfolk after being frozen out at St Andrews, has been the subject of a bid from newly-enriched Queens Park Rangers.
Luigi Di Canio's resources have meant the West London club have matched the £1million valuation of the big centre back, with Glenn Roeder so far only going to the £750,000 mark.
Ever the shrinking violet, Brady used her column in the Sun newspaper to negotiate in a typically dignified way.
"Norwich manager Glenn Roeder has been going on and on about how we are preventing his club from buying our centre-back Martin Taylor," wrote the wife of Luton striker Paul Peschisolido.
"He is sounding like Violet Elizabeth threatening William she will 'scream and scream 'til I'm sick. Glenn is certain Martin wants to join the Canaries in a £750,000 transfer, while we are certain we want to sell him to QPR for £1m. The difference, Glenn, is £250,000. We are not a charity. Make it up and he could be yours."

While it might stick in the throat a little bit to bow to such a tactic, Taylor is a crucial addition. Barnsley Mad

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