So with the hot favourites a ‘maybe’, and the other relegated club needing to start again, I really do fancy Norwich. Your manager served an apprentice in the SPL, successfully navigated two years ago, and you have a better squad now…
Archives for August 2016
On the same morning that McCormack signed for Villa, City announced the signing of Alex Pritchard, which certainly softened the blow. It also served to counter the accusations that our Board are unable to conclude their business quickly. In essence, Norwich did to Brighton what Villa did to Norwich and what Brett did to me…
What intrigues me is what flashed through Josh’s mind the moment his bro let fly. Or, indeed, the moment when Alex Neil pinned the team-sheet to the door of the changing room. And it wasn’t the J Murphy he had hoped for.
Of course it’s important that the feet remain on ground (and if there’s one thing that Alex is good at… ) and, as results yesterday confirmed, freak results do occur on opening day but there is unquestionably a different feel to the place now that one is out of the way.
McCormack’s overall record at Fulham is 100 appearances with 42 goals scored. An overall record of 2.38 games per goal. Now that’s not bad, not bad at all, but it does reflect these occasional purple patches he has had in his career, notably last season and 2008/09.
Football is littered with examples, from Leeds to Portsmouth to QPR, of clubs over-stretching and setting themselves back years. Because many of our fans seem oblivious to those dangers, some of us are tempted to keep reminding them at the risk of sounding like spoilsports who’ll settle for less than best for City.
“Buying a football player isn’t the same as nipping down the shops to buy a loaf of bread. Whilst I understand and share the frustrations that our business isn’t concluded within minutes of the season ending, it’s a reflection of the complexities of the transfer market.”