Ticking transfer timebomb - seven to go
It promises to be an interesting week.
Seven days to go until the transfer window slams shut again and we all find out whether Glenn Roeder’s long and protracted search for a long and productive striker to add to his permanent stock actually bears some fruit.
I think we’ve had a pretty good handle here on who Roeder has been looking at and tempted by during the summer, even though the City boss himself has chosen to deny everything until there is a player to unveil – you can’t necessarily blame him for that.
But with time ticking away and targets being ticked off the list rather than added to it, there is a growing sense of gangling nerves as to who Glenn will wheel out, and whether it will be in time for Saturday’s game against Birmingham – one which I think most people are looking forward to already.
Whatever happens, it’s worth bearing in mind what Roeder has already done.
It has been a pretty impressive achievement for him to make so many changes with a relatively modest outlay – less than Peter Grant spent – and having used money wisely so far, I expect any delay or failure in dragging Shola, Howard and Iversen appearing through the doors at Colney comes down to money. And that doesn’t mean the blame lies with Norwich.
But hopefully, as Hull and Stoke proved last season, money won’t be the deciding factor, Roeder will get someone (anyone?) in time for Saturday who can inspire nine outfield players to look good within six yards of goal and Norwich will prove their Loopy-inspired comeback was the kick-start to the season they were crying out for.
…and there will be a new name on the wish list tomorrow…
posted on 25 August 2008 12:02 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk