I’d hate to say I told you so...
There is only one topic to write about this week or rather one man, that man being Peter Grant.From a personal point of view for those that were prepared to listen to me, I said months ago that if there was to be a change of manager Peter Grant would be top of my shopping list.
There is only one topic to write about this week or rather one man, that man being Peter Grant.
From a personal point of view for those that were prepared to listen to me, I said months ago that if there was to be a change of manager Peter Grant would be top of my shopping list.
Today this may indeed sound arrogant, conceited or whatever now that the events of Monday have taken place.
Hare are just a few of the reasons why I chose the man who I believe to come from the same school of football thinking and man-management as Martin O'Neill.
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1) Back in 1997 I had the great pleasure of collecting Peter from his Norwich hotel to take to a NCISA forum. There he spoke for an hour and a half with great thought and sincerity, never once repeating himself. Every question received a five minute answer. The man won over a hundred new admirers that night.
2) His CV shows almost 500 games for Celtic playing every couple of weeks in front of 50,000 plus vociferous 'Jocks'. That is where Mr Grant's passion and commitment comes from.
- 1 City transfer rumours: West Ham show interest in £30m rated Aarons
- 2 No West Ham contact for Aarons; Drmic wage hike unlikely
- 3 Former City boss to leave post at the end of the season
- 4 Webber will continue to be 'brutally honest' at City
- 5 City hot-shot out to prove point in Premier League, claims ex-Canary
- 6 Transfer rumours: Everton 'step up interest' in City star
- 7 Transfer rumour: Canaries interested in Celtic defender
- 8 Spurs loanee Skipp discusses his future and potential of Canaries return
- 9 Canaries legend thinks promotion party was fully deserved
- 10 PRESSER LIVE: QPR v City - Bullish Farke on Aarons' Everton link; no new injuries
3) Two play-off finals and an FA Cup final as a number two at West Ham.
4) His ambition is surely one day to be manager of Celtic. First he must prove himself as a successful manager in his own right. What better place to attempt to achieve his goals than Norwich City, a club and an area he is already familiar with.
5) His composure and articulate manner in front of the media will win many admirers who are not fans of Norwich City, in other words a true ambassador for our beloved club. No spin, just football talk as we all understand.
To quote the Plymouth Argyle manager Ian Holloway the appointment of Peter Grant has made me “as happy as a badger on the first day of the mating season”.
This final paragraph to me helps my belief that we have found our new hero who is a true gentleman.
Did anyone notice that Peter stood behind his chair at the press conference and did not take his place until Delia on his immediate right had sat down. The man has class!
The future is bright, the future is Yellow.