Juggernaut. Steamroller. Or maybe just simply awesome. And with squillions of quid to further reinforce them (as if it’s really needed).
Yes, we’ll be up against Man Citeh twice next season. So welcome to the real world of the elite of the Premier League. We’ll have to swallow the occasional result like that ourselves next season but if we show as much spirit as Watford did in the most one-sided FA Cup final I’ve ever witnessed (my first was in 1964) we will be okay.
When you’re a young boy and catch the wrong part of your anatomy in your jeans zip you quickly learn to never, ever do it again. I was lucky, my dad was ex-Army and he sorted it so I didn’t have to go to hospital. But I doubt I enjoyed my fish fingers and baked beans tea very much that day.
Watford could do nothing to stem the Sky Blue tide and made several mistakes, probably as painful to them as my late 1960s one was to me. City were truly frightening. Imagine the luxury of bringing on Kevin de Bruyne in the second half.
But that’s the level we’re now at, and I’m sure Stuart Webber and Daniel Farke fully realise that.
We think we press high (which we do) but Manchester City were something else.
Which is probably why I’m looking forward to next season so much in maybe a perverse kind of way.
Just to see the likes of Mo Salah, Marcus Rashford and Sergio Aguero (who didn’t even get on the Wembley pitch during game time) at Carrow Road appeals to me immensely.
But we have every right to be there to mix it with the big boys and I very much doubt every fixture will go Pete Tong.
There are teams in that “bottom 14” (not my phrase but seemingly bandied about by one and all) that I reckon we can cope with, and maybe give one or two of them a right good pasting.
I’m sure most our boys will have watched that match (albeit from the Seychelles, Cancun or possibly, in Timm Klose’s case, Cromer) but I am sure they, like me, will have enjoyed the spectacle. Decent footballers tend to respect those ostensibly better than themselves.
And when you read that Emi Buendia cannot wait to play in the PL with Norwich surely that warms the old cockles.
Nothing has changed within my mindset and I am still sure we will be all right.
If some of us were quaking while hopefully admiring, Norwich City supporters will not have been alone. Fans of 13 (okay probably 19) other PL clubs will have felt exactly as we did.
Although Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis have (very) recently entered their twenties, we still have something up our sleeve, so I’ll leave you good folks with this. And we have quite a few of them (wait for the chorus)