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Norwich City veteran Dion Dublin is determined to end his career on a high note and get his team-mates playing to his tune next season.The 38-year-old, who is a keen saxophonist, has seen it and done it at all levels of English football and he talks to the Canary Preview magazine about how the City squad needs to get nastier next season.
Norwich City veteran Dion Dublin is determined to end his career on a high note and get his team-mates playing to his tune next season.
The 38-year-old, who is a keen saxophonist, has seen it and done it at all levels of English football and he talks to the Canary Preview magazine about how the City squad needs to get nastier next season.
He also reveals how highly he rates City's manager Peter Grant alongside some of the great tacticians he has worked with like Sir Alex Ferguson and Graham Taylor.
In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, Dublin talks about the highs and lows, from finishing the Premiership top scorer in 1998, to breaking his neck while playing for Aston Villa resulting in him having to wear a titanium plate for the rest of his life.
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“It was only after the op and having had the metal plate inserted that that I found out how close I had been to being paralysed,” he tells the Canary Preview. “One move this way or that could have been disaster.”
City fans will be delighted that he made a full recovery, as just a few years later he played a key role in pulling Norwich away from the relegation zone last season.
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City will be hoping to use the benefit of his experience at the other end of the Championship table in the forthcoming campaign.
Also in the magazine, Grant talks to Evening News football writer David Cuffley about his aspirations for the new season, with the Scot setting his sights on nothing less than winning the Championship.
Grant insists that he will not hide behind the fact that he inherited Nigel Worthington's team last season and takes responsibility for the results that led to a 16th place finish in the Championship.
However, Grant has now had the chance to put his own stamp on the Canaries and will settle for nothing short of promotion to the Premiership.
New board member Andrew Turner also reveals his determination to make Norwich City a profitable business as the long-time Canaries fan seeks to disprove the theory that running a football club is unlike any other business.
But that's not all because you will also get a free double-sided poster of your favourite City players, key details on the away grounds, interviews with key figures at Carrow Road and much, much more.
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