It's been an interesting few weeks here at Carrow Road, both on and off the pitch.
Did we learn anything new from this week's AGM?
The transfer budget for this season has already been used… The club is actively seeking investment… The manager has no regrets at all about allowing Darren Huckerby to walk off into the sunset… And Peter Cullum never really made a serious offer for control of Norwich City.
On second thoughts, there is one little snippet that previously hadn't been made public knowledge. And it's not the fact that the headlines of Cullum's proposed takeover this summer were ever so slightly wide of the mark.
True Peter Cullum made contact with the club, but I think that the longer the whole sorry saga continued many people realised that the promise of millions and millions for team re-building etc was perhaps not quite the unbelievable offer it was widely interpreted as being.
Many refused to budge from their beliefs that Delia simply couldn't let go of her favourite toy. Hence the accumulating anger. But some would have been of the thinking that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
No, the surprise ? although hardly unexpected ? disclosure was the fact that club are now not just seeking outside investment ? (as in matching the previously determined criteria of the new owner having to be Norfolk born and bred, a lifelong fan of the club and a resident of the snakepit for the last 500 games – or something like that) – but are happy now for it to be any investment ? Norfolk money, Siberian money, Outer-Mongolian money? any money.
Just as long as they get some money.
And rightly so.
Because while it would be fantastic in principle if the new owner was sat there in the director's box wrapped in bigger yellow and green scarf that the one that Delia regularly adorns, and that like Delia that person was one of our own, would it really matter all that much, I mean really matter that much so long as everything was above board and it meant that the club could move forward to a place where it should rightly be?
After all, I don't think that too many of the 25,000-strong fan base would be complaining no matter who was sat there in the directors box with a big smile on their face if the Canaries were riding in high in the table again and in with a genuine shout of promotion or the play-offs?
AGM matters aside, on-field matters have hardly provided much by way of something to smile about either.
Since that excellent display and mind-boggling result against Wolves last month the Canaries have quickly returned to their more usual habits of struggling to attain league points.
Although they deserve credit for sticking to their guns and persevering when it looked like it was going to be another hard luck story against Doncaster, Norwich were fortunate to some degree to actually emerge from that game with a win.
It could so easily have been a swift return to what had depressingly become a losing sequence of form before the arrival of the league leaders, because the Championship new-boys looked set to hold on to their 1-0 lead.
But the performances at Derby and especially Burnley were derisory by anyone's standards, and City got exactly what they deserved in both those matches.
Against Preston last week City did produce a positive reaction to those evidently unacceptable previous performances and the standard of their football in the first-half in particular certainly provided some encouragement.
But – and true to the manner in which the present campaign has developed – it still wasn't enough in order for Norwich to record a victory and improve upon what can only be described as a thoroughly depressing opening third of the season.
Where will the team and club be after the next third? Does it really bear thinking about?
At boardroom level and given the current financial climate, I wouldn't hold out much hope for a knight in shining armour riding to the rescue and lavishing untold millions on the club – even if football's 'Mr. Fixit' and match-maker extraordinaire Keith Harris is under orders to get out there and do his stuff.
Times are hard, and every market is a buyer's market these days. Selling the club won't be easy at all. Just ask Everton.
On the field, and it's hard to see how much will change either given that the injuries and suspensions haven't really crippled the squad to date, and so I suppose we have to steel ourselves and prepare for the odd victory interspersed with plenty of defeats. No great shakes in other words. Another relegation scrap perhaps, maybe even mid?table mediocrity if we're being really optimistic?
Unless, that is, the team are about to embark on another unforeseen unbeaten run akin to the one that ultimately saved their bacon last term.
We can only hope.
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