September 21 2014 Latest news:
The chant at Griffin Park said everything about the last seven days for the Canaries. What a week; the week many fans sang – and plenty more will feel – they got their Norwich back.
Apparently, as someone took the time to point out on Twitter, it was only two minnows doing battle – but still, it was almost surprising how entertaining it was to watch England’s win in Switzerland.
The fact is, when Tony Fernandes decided to sell his Caterham Formula One operation, things were going to go one of two ways. Either there was going to be improvement, or the green, one-time Norfolk marque was going to stay where it was – at the bottom of the pile.
It’s the close of August that we’re left to argue over the success of Norwich City’s transfer dealings from the summer window – put forward the good points, where things could have gone better, what was missed out on. Although this time, I’m not sure there much of a debate.
There are a handful of special places that project the soul of Formula One every season. Without them, the sport would lose its entire and treasured romanticism.
This column was pencilled in on Monday, I promise – before it was known Alex Tettey would be wheeled out for Thursday’s pre-match press conference ahead of Bournemouth’s visit on Saturday.
Clearly this column will need to be taken in the context of sport – there are more serious problems across the world than a Formula One team having to manage a couple of multi-million pound egos.
Two words struck a chord as Norwich City’s weekend and midweek reinvigorated a club still trying to work out if there’s going to be a marauding, moaning hangover from Premier League relegation this season, or repeatedly joyous Championship abandon.
For some people, it will have felt like a very long mid-season break. And not necessarily for the same reasons or emotions.
As the season previews across the country came and went, you couldn’t move for people saying how good Norwich City’s squad looked for a Championship battle, and the fact it should be enough to propel them to a successful season.
It’s something of a footballing mystery, the most inexact of sciences: making a success of bouncing back to the “thrills and spills”® of the Premier League in your first season following relegation from it.