What a lovely feeling it is, descending from the clouds on the way back from sunny climes to see blighty being battered by rain and wind. That was me first thing this morning, and how lovely it is to be home.
I managed to keep up on most of what was going on in our part of the football world via the wonders of a Nokia N95 8gb and the wonders of mobile t’internet, but rather than wasting several posts on what went on, this is what I’ve got…
Earnie signs for Forest
Robert Earnshaw ended his Derby “nightmare” by signing for local rivals Nottingham Forest in a £2.65m deal.
Forest seem to be pulling out all the stops to make sure they are as competitive as possible in the Championship next season (incidentally, when does it become “this” season?), and have picked themselves up a proven goalscorer at this level.
How interested was Glenn Roeder in bringing the Welshman back to Carrow Road? We’ll probably never know, but I’d have taken him back in a heartbeat.
We have a new kit-man
When I went on canaries.co.uk earlier on I was hoping for something a little more exciting for a lead story than a new kit-man, but that’s where we are at the moment. Frankly I find it a little embarrassing but hopefully there’ll be some news on that front before too much longer, which reminds me…
What’s going on with Wes Hoolahan?
Before I went away the Blackpool man was supposedly on the verge of a £250,000 move to Norfolk courtesy of a release clause in his contract at Bloomfield Road. Today, Hoolahan is supposedly on the verge of a £250,000 move to Norfolk courtesy of a release clause in his contract at Bloomfield Road.
Around the ‘net all the talk has been on how his signing is “imminent”, and if it really is true then it represents a great deal for the club, so let’s hope it gets sorted as soon as possible.
Today’s Sun has linked us with a move for Andy Cole, who left Sunderland at the end of the season. Cole is the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history and Burnley want him back after his loan spell but if he could be persuaded to leave his North West base I’m sure he would be a decent signing.
One player probably not too likely to be leaving his North West base (at least for Norwich) is a certain Chedwyn Evans.
The Welshman announced himself to the mainstream media when he scored on his debut for the national side against Iceland, which has led to him being linked with anything from a starting place at Eastlands to a further loan spell with a Premier League club.
Anyone with a first-aid certificate or a magic sponge should probably send their C.V. to the club courtesy of Mr N. Doncaster.
You can’t blame Neal Reynolds for accepting a post with Premier League giants Arsenal – it’s a great opportunity for him – but is anybody else a little worried that whilst QPR, Derby and everyone else seem to be improving their squad seemingly by the day, we don’t appear to be getting anywhere?