Joseph on: Avoiding a summer of boredom
Before he dashed off from his work experience week, Joseph Malby left a second blog post and some opinionated stuff - so here you go:
The dust has now settled on the Canaries' romp to the
League One title and it's time for the close season.
Normally I can’t stand this time of year, the only sport on being cricket - although I usually boycott
watching cricket in favour of watching the paint dry on my living room walls.
Thankfully, this summer will be very important for Mr
Lambert, as he is faced with the task of assembling a squad capable of doing
better than Norwich City’s previous Championship campaign -
which, let's face it, given the likes of Chris Killen, Alan Gow and David Carney
were involved, should not be too difficult.
I have heard rumblings among fans that we need to splash out on players, but my attitude is: why fix what is
We have a vast array of extremely talented footballers at
Carrow Road, so there is no need to splash
cash on players we don’t need.
Money wins you nothing in this division anyway.
Look at Sheffield United. Kevin Blackwell has spent millions on players,
including £3m on a certain Ched Evans. Admittedly, Chedwyn was brilliant for
City, but £3m on one player is ridiculous, especially a striker that has scored
a measly four goals in 33 games.
Now look at Blackpool, who begged and borrowed DJ
Campbell from Leicester City. He has scored eight goals in 15
It's all evidence that astute managers can find bargains and chucking money at
proceedings does not work.
I have every faith in Lambo though, and he has not let us
down with his signings yet. I am sure his transfer activity will keep me
entertained until August rolls around.
As well as the transfer dealings, there is the small
matter of the World Cup in South Africa to keep me awake.
England’s noticeable absence at Euro
2008, this country has been without a tournament since the disappointment of 2006.
Don’t get me wrong, I fully expect the usual World Cup behaviour. The country
will get whipped up in a flags flying, shirt buying frenzy only to have its heart broken by a quarter-final shoot out elimination.
There is also bound to be
a villain, whether it be a cheating opponent (Maradona 86, Ronaldo 06), someone getting themselves stupidly sent off ( Beckham 98) or a shocking refereeing
decision (Campbell's goals, 98 and Euro 04).
I still cannot
wait for June 11 and the fun to begin, the world’s best
footballers on the world’s biggest stage.
Cricket? No thank you.
posted on 27 May 2010 17:48 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk