Why you won't see me worrying about January
The Man In The Stands The Horse has gone goal crazy. Little Wes and Chrissy Martin are trying to keep up. The Doc and Rusty are doing the business - all perfect timing for the January sales.
The Man In The Stands
The Horse has gone goal crazy. Little Wes and Chrissy Martin are trying to keep up. The Doc and Rusty are doing the business - all perfect timing for the January sales.
After all, we haven't got the money to keep our floodlights on for the odd reserve game, let alone keep hold of an 18-goals-and-it's-still-barely-December striker.
But The Man's not worried - because the Norwich City board has no choice. We've heard it all from David McGnarly, Bowkett and the rest. That we don't have to sell players this season, that football comes first. That the only goal is getting promotion on the pitch, not cutting the debt.
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Even Lambo said he'd be “silly” to break up a good thing - damn right.
I'm not talking WLY Paul McVeigh, Jamie Lad and Simon Whaley here, I mean the big boys, and it's a pretty straight forward what happens next.
- 1 EFL announce revised schedule to avoid Prince Philip funeral clash
- 2 MATCHDAY RECAP: Dowell stunner puts City on cusp of promotion
- 3 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Canaries' spirited 1-0 Championship win against Derby County
- 4 Premier League here we come for City chief Farke
- 5 'You get relegated playing the Norwich way' - Old boy Bruce on Magpies' sorry plight
- 6 Paddy Davitt: Player ratings after Canaries' 1-0 Derby County win
- 7 Dowell the difference at Derby as City close on promotion
- 8 'Champagne on ice' - City set for Carrow Road celebration next week
- 9 Record-breaking week continues for Canaries
- 10 Spud Thornhill: Early days, but can City break that promotion record?
To sell Wes, Holt, Rusty or anyone likely to scupper our charge would be a kick in the proverbials to all us fans. It would be a new board, same old story. A stupidly false economy.
Forget the debt. Selling the silver - that is something we simply cannot afford to do. End of.
t Due to being completely shafted by the ridiculous kick-off time, The Man didn't make the trip abroad to Carlisle - so was stuck trying to follow things through the fog of a countryside broadband connection - the reason the kick-off was moved in the first place.
Still, nothing known to man could've hidden the blatant fact we didn't fancy a comeback after 47 minutes on Saturday. Then, as if to prove the point they weren't trying, the boys do a number on Saaaarfend.
That the Ewes now have to look up to us is more a case of natural order being restored than anything - but it still brings a smirk. And even though it looks like we'll have to be unbeaten for the rest of the season take the title, under Lambo's guidance you wouldn't write it off.
So there'll be no moaning about Carlisle in this column. The breather of a cup exit will do us good.
t Ah, that favourite City habit of throwing money at players to get rid of them, even though only a matter of months before we probably shelled out the same amount to get them here in the first place.
Goran 'couldn't Manage it', set to be followed by Michael Flapalot-klitos, Simon Whaley probably.
The Man knows it's part and parcel, previous mistakes and all that. But with the club broke, it gets a little frustrating after four years.
Still, if we really do keep hold of Lambo for a while, that'll cure it. Hopefully.