'Dream' management team can bring success

PUBLISHED: 17:37 31 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 10 September 2010

John Wilkinson, NCISA

We can all dream, can't we? What can we add to the new 'dream' management team at Carrow Road? Let us start with a six foot plus striker who can hold up the ball to bring others into the game and scores twenty goals a season.

We can all dream, can't we? What can we add to the new 'dream' management team at Carrow Road?

Let us start with a six foot plus striker who can hold up the ball to bring others into the game and scores twenty goals a season.

We must sign at least one experienced tall central defender and an Ian Crook-type midfielder who can spray the ball around, spot the runs of strikers and quickly deliver the ball before they stray offside.

How about a couple of multi-millionaires to provide the finance for permanent player signings and who join the board of directors?

We could then add a continuation of the sell out of season tickets into the next season with 25,000 plus crowds at every home game.

We must hope that the lost skills of Andrew Cullen will be duplicated so that even in these times of credit crunch sponsorship will flourish in all of its many forms and those who sponsor will be appreciated for their efforts.

On the field of play we can dream of an improvement of the Canaries dismal away record and once again see Carrow Road as a fortress feared by visiting teams.

Of course dreams can just be a fantasy. There is no certainty in football. Nobody can guarantee success.

However it is reasonable to argue that the new 'dream' management team does have a realistic chance of bringing success to our club. Although Bryan Gunn, pictured, does not have management experience he has served the Canaries in a variety of important positions with distinction.

His skills are applicable to the management of a football team. He has had close contact with the fans and understands our necessary relationship with the club.

He has many contacts in the professional game and can perhaps call in a few favours.

After an outstanding playing career Crook has had success as a coach, manager and assistant manager.

Some are concerned that this has not been in this country, but many of his admirers had notable playing careers in this country and see no difficulty in the transfer of his skills.

John Deeham also brings experience as a manager, assistant manager, coach and scout.

The doubters who speak of his time as Norwich manager forget that he had the team sold from around him.

The three games since the FA Cup dismissal have produced five points more than we could have expected with the performance that fateful night.

However a question remains. Is there money that can help make our dreams come true?

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