Eat, Sleep, Drink Norwich City: Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Time will tell
PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 August 2017
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Well the Stuart Webber/Daniel Farke revolution has begun!
I’m afraid all my fellow Norwich City mates say I look at the glass half empty rather than half full so I will try not to be too negative!
With a massive reduction in our parachute payment we needed to cut the wage bill, as simple as that and that’s exactly what we have done.
In my opinion the release of Sebastien Bassong, Ryan Bennett, Youssouf Mulumbu, Kyle Lafferty and Steven Whittaker were no-brainers.
I guess slightly more surprising was the release of John Ruddy but again this was simply down to his high wages.
I’m supportive of letting Jony Howson leave, he didn’t want to play for us and had his heart set on heading back up north.
What I’m not supportive about is the fact we sold him to one of our so called Championship competitors.
Also Webber coming out and publicly slating a player who has given us five years of his best was not something I agreed with.
The structure Webber is putting in place appears to be trying to mimic what he achieved at Huddersfield Town.
My concern is that whist Huddersfield’s success last season was wonderful, it is unlikely something that we will see achieved again in the near future.
This brings me on to our new signings.
Positives appear to be Marley Watkins and James Husband who both have Championship experience. Also, reports on Mario Vrancic seem to point to him being the ‘real deal’.
Angus Gunn coming in is promising but a risk, zero league games and very young to be a Championship keeper.
The others, I, like most, know nothing about. Other than the fact they have no experience in, what is, the very unforgiving league that is the Championship.
We have plenty of strength in our side. Nelson Oliveria and Cameron Jerome will score goals. Alex Pritchard and Jacob Murphy have the potential to light up the league.
As we know the key focus this season needs to be shoring up the back after what can only be described as a plethora of atrocious defensive performances last season.
I wish Farke and his staff the very best of luck for a fantastic season and will forever bleed yellow and green. OTBC.