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Hughton’s Norwich v Pardew’s Newcastle

8 years ago
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I spent a morning looking at a website that is doing a build up to the league kicking off today and reviewing each team one by one.

What they think their chances are, where they think they are strong or weak etc etc.

Up came Norwich’s turn, I quite like Norwich for no other reason than I respect and admire Hughton and I’m glad he’s getting a fair crack of the whip.

I then had a look at Norwich’s squad, it’s full to the brim of people we were linked with when Hughton was in charge here. I can’t help but think he must have made a sneaky photocopy of a list he and Carr made and is using it now (fair play) at Norwich.

Van Wolfswinkel (best name in the league) is one we were after for example, he now plays for Norwich. Snodgrass, Butterfield, Johnson and Howson. All players we once had links with. I know the Bradley Johnson one is a dead cert as I used to work with his girlfriend in Leeds for a year or two.

Add to that Bassong who worked with Hughton here and we could have a squad that looked like that had Hughton stayed in charge. Are Norwich a better team than us? I doubt it on our day but they are certainly putting a decent squad together and time will tell if it’s any better than what our so called ‘internationals’ are capable of.

Is it wrong to be jealous of Norwich, I’m not so sure it is. They got business done early in the window to have a settled pre-season and they don’t have a buffoon of a Director of F***all in charge.

At least their board (Delia) can cook a decent pre-match meal for the team which is more use than our board.

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