Even by Norwich’s standards, the opening part to the summer has been extremely quiet. There has been no player / manager interviews for weeks, nobody has joined the club, barely anyone has left it and talk of financial investments is nowhere to be seen.
There has been the odd rumour here and there, but nothing concrete. Nevertheless, I’m going to attempt to come up with five interesting Norwich City related things that have happened in the last couple of weeks. Bear with me….
1) Mark Fotheringham playing in Spain – The former Norwich skipper (I still can’t believe he was either) is apparently training with Spanish club Espanyol. Derby are also interested in his signature. The fact he is in demand baffles me.
2) Mark Bosnich being linked – I had to check the date when I saw this one. Bosnich – who hasn’t played football in England since 2001 – hasapparently met with Ian Crook with regards to making a comeback. Remarkably, he is still only 37, but give me a break!
3) Norwich in League One on NewsNow – This was a very depressing moment for me. To check the latest Norwich news (in hope rather than expectation) I went to the Championship section of NewsNow, much like I have done for a number of years now. However, we weren’t there. We have been moved to the League One section. Ouch.
4) Joe Lewis is an England striker – The former Norwich keeper came on in England Under-21’s friendly against Azerbaijan as an outfield player. Lewis played the final few minutes of the 7-0 win leading the line for Stuart Pearce’s men. Very bizarre indeed! Maybe the fact he wanted to play up front is why we let him go?
5) A player we may never have been interested in the first place joins MK Dons – Crewe defender Dan Woodards has decided to move to Milton Keynes after ‘reportedly’ turning down the chance to join Norwich. Amazing stuff eh? Pretty much sums up the uneventful summer for Norwich so far.
So, there you have it. I managed to come up with five relatively interesting things about our club. My advice though is to enjoy the World Twenty20, enjoy the Ashes and enjoy Wimbledon. This is because it is likely to be a while before anything significant happens down at Carrow Road.
By Thomas Rooney