A time for change! Yes we can!
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio It always amazes me that after a year-long campaign when American politicians beat seven shades out of each other that once the result is announced they become best buddies, it's something we Brit's just don't do.
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio
It always amazes me that after a year-long campaign when American politicians beat seven shades out of each other that once the result is announced they become best buddies, it's something we Brit's just don't do. Can you imagine Gordon Brown giving David Cameron a huge bear hug and posing for photos while handing over the keys to Number 10 the way Bush and Obama did? Although the complete mess they made of the swearing in hardly fills one with confidence.
Then, of course, the next day, in the words of Roger Munby we had our own Inauguration to announce.
I'm hoping that the fans of Norwich City can take a leaf out of the Republican/Democrat book to completely unite behind our new manager especially after the bloodletting and horror of the Grant and Roeder eras. As ever there are plenty of split views among the fans.
Shock, fear, disgust, delight, joy, fear, disappointment and trepidation were all words used by posters on web sites, message boards and newspapers following the announcement of our new management team.
Having nailed my colours firmly to the mast earlier this week I don't feel anything negative about the announcement and am totally delighted with the appointments. It's the nearest to a dream team we could have wished for having the much touted Ian Crook on board, Gunny's powers of persuasion already evident as the Crook family jump on a plane halfway across the world swapping Summer in Australia for a winter in Norfolk.
- 1 PRESSER: Spurs v City - Rashica major injury blow; Normann also out
- 2 'Some didn't feel right for me' - Lampard on potential job opportunities
- 3 Canaries legend Holt joins West Ham scouting team
- 4 'We need to be better' - Pukki's warning ahead of City's trip to Spurs
- 5 Smith's surprise at prolific Pukki
- 6 Smith wary of Kane and Conte double act
- 7 'Great passion' - Skipp stars for Spurs ahead of City reunion
- 8 LOAN WATCH: In-form City striker on target again in Croatia
- 9 Fresh start has reinforced City's keeper's 'massive belief'
- 10 'A thing of beauty' - from one City legend to another
Add to this the experience of John Deehan as a fatherly sounding board and it ticks all the boxes for most fans. The Club have acted swiftly and sensibly with the contract initially running until the end of the season.
It's a cheap option some already cry! Perhaps it hasn't occurred to them that the club is right on the line financially so the huge salaries of an Ince, Curbishley or even Boothroyd could have been a financial disaster especially if relegation followed, at least this way the Board have hedged their bets.
Under Roeder and his team the club had become almost as toxic as a high street bank, this is the ultimate breath of fresh air, the likes of which we haven't experienced at Carrow Road since another inexperienced ex goalkeeper Mike Walker was announced as the new manager with his assistant - John Deehan.
I seem to remember they did rather well.