Norwich's own top guns
I'm just back from covering Norwich’s reserve game against Arsenal at Carrow Road tonigh and it was quite an interesting evening.
Firstly, the game was a cracker. The Gunners had a lot of quality on show, but for Norwich - and a young City side at that - they showed they have a bit about them as well. There are some good players working their way through the academy and reserve levels – and I thought they proved it against quality opposition tonight.
One strange point appeared to be Norwich’s failure to acknowledge last night’s number nine was not Danny Kelly – who is currently away on Northern Ireland youngsters duty – but triallist Roman Kienast.
Right: Austrian Roman Kienast, not Danny Kelly with blonde hair. Honest.
The international footballer apparently made several appearances in Euro 2008 for Austria during the summer and could be available for Roeder to sign if he impresses.
I don’t know if the announcer's incorrect team-sheet came about because of an admin error or otherwise, but it seemed a shame the fantastic crowd of more than 7,000 were not told about all the players in front of them, who they had paid money to see.
For the record, Kienast looked short of fitness and a little rusty before gently limping off after 18 minutes. Luke Daley was pushed up front and scored a hat-trick. There's tactics for you.
As I said, it was an excellent game of football made special by the appearance of Arsenal winger Tom Cruise. I know, we kept talking about puns all evening too. Fortunately, I thought better than to include any in my match report… ish.
posted on 19 November 2008 00:38 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk