Darren Eadie upbeat about Norwich City’s Premier League prospects ahead of new season

Former Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie with some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall. From left, Caitlin Dye, 10; Owen Cranston, 14; Connor Fadden, 13; and Craig Shingles, 10. Picture: Denise Bradley Former Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie with some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall. From left, Caitlin Dye, 10; Owen Cranston, 14; Connor Fadden, 13; and Craig Shingles, 10. Picture: Denise Bradley

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
3:44 PM

Norwich City legend Darren Eadie believes that Canaries fans are in for another exciting season in the Premier league and that they are more prepared than last time around.

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Former Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie shoots at the goal watched by some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall. From left, Caitlin Dye, 10; Owen Cranston, 14; Connor Fadden, 13; and Craig Shingles, 10. Picture: Denise BradleyFormer Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie shoots at the goal watched by some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall. From left, Caitlin Dye, 10; Owen Cranston, 14; Connor Fadden, 13; and Craig Shingles, 10. Picture: Denise Bradley

Speaking at a summer sports event in the Castle Mall this afternoon, that is raising funds for Norfolk bereaved children’s charity Nelson’s Journey, Eadie seemed upbeat about the campaign ahead.

The former England Under-21 winger said: “After the disappointment of losing Lambert, I think we’ve appointed someone who is more than capable of achieving the same if not better. After the previous season we’re probably a little bit better prepared than this time last year.

“People talk about second season syndrome, but it’s almost a new start again. We’ve got a new manager, new players coming in, it’s like we’re starting a fresh. I think they’ll be all right.”

The 37-year-old, who had to retire from football at 28 years old due a persistent knee injury, was having a kick about in the sports cages with some local children and believes such events and all the sport this summer are incredibly important for getting children into the game.

Craig Shingles, 10, shoots at the goal watched by former Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie and some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall, Connor Fadden, 13, left, and Owen Cranston, 14. Picture: Denise BradleyCraig Shingles, 10, shoots at the goal watched by former Norwich City footballer, Darren Eadie and some of the children taking part in the caged sports area at the Castle Mall, Connor Fadden, 13, left, and Owen Cranston, 14. Picture: Denise Bradley

Eadie, who left Carrow Road for Leicester City in a deal worth an estimated £3m in 1999, added: “I’ve been really surprised by how well received the Olympics have been. There’s no such power like a sports person and it can be incredibly inspiring to the kids.”

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7 comments

  • ?2009 ?? whats on in the woolpack 'old hermans time machine'or what

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Anodyne stuff. Hope Eadie has a Police Disclosure. Those of us who have worked with the elderly, young ang vulnerable do have to do that. Or does "celebrity" bypass that requirement?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  • It`s amazing what a couple of bottles of Pinot Grigio and a cheeseburger & fries does to the single synapse of a journo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Are you taking the Mickey? Thanks for the odds update. I never actually thought it would happen and stated that several times. I just kinda hoped it would.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Oh, I just noticed you were talking about a mistake in the article, hahahahhahaha. I thought you were saying I was a young teen a few years back. Well spotted, the article is 10 years out. I WISH he left us in 2009. Man's a legend.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • You leave Eadie alone! Hero-worshipped that guy when I was a young teen. Still remember the day he shook my hand at Carra & I got his signature, haha. Happy memories.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  • Left us in December 2009? Dont think so. By the way, Owen now out from 2s to 5 to 1 to join us so looking unlikely.

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    zebbee

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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