Now that Norwich City’s horrendous season is over, it is now officially the cricket season for me. Instead of worrying about who Norwich are going to lose to each week, I will either be playing or watching the wonderful sport of cricket.
I say it is wonderful, because it doesn’t come with half as much stress or disappointment. I enjoy playing the game immensely and when it comes to watching my team (be that Essex or England) it is never anything other than an enjoyable day out – regardless of how the cricket goes.
The amount of times a Saturday has been ruined by Norwich’s fortunes is ridiculous and I am fed up with it. After last season, I am fed up of even talking about it.
Yes, we are in League One. Yes, most of our better players will leave. No, we haven’t got any money and no, Bryan Gunn probably wasn’t the best appointment.
However, there is now nothing we can do about it until August. More to the point, there is nothing we can worry about until August. That’s over two months worth of weekends that can’t be ruined by football – marvellous.
As long as we have 18-22 committed and contracted players by the time the big kick-off comes around, I will be happy. Loans can and will be used, but should only be seen as additions to the squad. Last season, the loan signings made up the squad and we paid the price.
Other than checking the official site for transfer news though, I’m not worrying myself with Norwich City for a couple of months. Enough of that was endured last season and let’s be honest, it seems a good football bet that enough of that will be endured next season.
For now, let’s forget it ever happened, enjoy the summer and worry about the fact that we are in Division Three with an unproven manager some other time.
By Thomas Rooney