They will have done their research, and any alleged foibles in the make-up of City’s latest international will have been weighed up against what Neil Adams and co think he can bring to the Carrow Road party.
Archives for June 2014
Ipswich arrived on the night with characteristic swagger and a manager, in Ferguson, who thought that the team that had won the first-leg was more than good enough to see off the Norwich challenge
If thirty-eight games in the Premier League felt a bit like a sprint, the Championship season is going to feel more like a 3,000 metre steeplechase.
The men from the Black Country have beef with us – the origin of which I’m not 100 per cent sure (I suspect it goes back further than Kevin Muscat) – and in the intervening years some of our number have made hay of their demise,
So unprepared, however, were the suits at Carrow Road when this deal was announced, that the only place where the club could install a camera gantry was behind the goal in the River End.
The quandary of quality in the final third is a different kettle of fish for Neil Adams in terms of the talent at his disposal, but the conundrum remains – even when adding relegation into the equation.
Away trips may even start being fun again. Remember those days when the Yellow Army would set off on a Saturday morning, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of hope and expectation?
The second-half was like being a witness to the Alamo. Millwall breathed fire and brimstone with the Norwich defence almost permanently under siege. Time and time again Gunn came to the rescue
I should be worrying over Neil Adams’ next move in the transfer market, or whether Snodgrass and Olsson are having their heads turned, but equally I find myself stressing over the fitness of ‘the Ox’ or whether Glenn Johnson is really good enough.
As good as he was the ambitious Christopher Charles Eric Woods knew that, with Shilton a record signing he was never going to be anything other than cover at The City Ground.
Adams, Deehan, Grant, Gunn, Megson, Stringer and O’Neill all made it to the top of the non-playing tree at Carrow Road as First Team manager, with six of the seven enjoying, enduring even, a rich mix of success and frustration along the way.
One of the accusations laid at the door of David McNally, Delia Smith and co is that, in Adams, they have appointed a manager with virtually no first-team experience. Well, in Royle it looks as if they have tried to address that deficiency.
I read recently, with interest, a messageboard thread that asked if we should recall Andrew Surman to the Fine City. The answer was an almost unanimous ‘yes’. I wonder if Neil Adams feels the same.