It always was one of those quotes that stood out; one that almost suggested that conversations were being had. It didn't, after all, seem to appear anywhere else apart from this neck of the woods.
They can be easily missed, in fairness.
It was, of course, the one from Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson that reportedly went along the lines of ?If you can only afford to shop at Tesco's, don't try and shop at Harrod's…?
Well, according to my pal Eric in tonight's Evening Gazette, the Canaries could be working their way past the famous Food Hall and on towards the Premiership loan player department where 22-year-old, right-sided defender Andrew Davies has now come on the market.
Needless to say, there are some familiar faces waiting in the queue to see the shop assistant – namely Southampton and early favourites for the lad's signature, Hull City.
Again, according to the Gazette, the deal would be a three-month loan deal with a view to a permanent ?1 million switch once the transfer window re-opens in January.
Why Granty might be interested isn't exactly hard to fathom – not after last night's news that Doc's groin has gone on strike for the next few weeks leaving that gaping big hole next to either Shacks or the quietly impressive Ian Murray.
One that, clearly, old Dion could fill with his usual ease. But given Norwich are heading for the eight-hour mark without a goal, you kind of suspect that the gaffer might be more keen on keeping the 38-year-old exactly where he is – keeping either a Jamie or a Chrissy company.
One whisper today had the Boro' defender actually in talks at Carrow Road; according to the Gazette, he was merely going to sit down with each and every interested party and weigh up his options.
City fans of the travelling variety may remember him – he featured very heavily in Norwich's miserable 2-0 defeat away at Derby County in December, 2005. He scored both goals that day as the Canaries continued to get horribly re-acquainted with the ways of the Championship.
Last season and Davies – yet another one of the Boro Academy's success stories – all but made the right-back berth his own, racking up 23 Premiership appearances only for the summer arrival of Luke Young to spoil that particular party.
But at 6ft 2in tall, he has another big string to his bow in that ability to switch inside to centre-half – and as a right-sider would certainly fill the hole that The Doc is about to leave.
But the word on Teesside was firmly that the Tigers remain in the box seat. Turn the clock back those two years and Phil Brown's time at Pride Park coincided with Davies' – and, of course, from the Tees to the Humber is far less of a drive than from the Tees to the Wensum.
But it is an interesting one – particularly if that suggestion that Norwich are willing to meet that ?1 million valuation come January are true. That suggests a board willing to back their under-fire manager with a trip to the bank.
And that is interesting – that board and manager are willing to go shopping in Harrod's. Together, too.