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2014/15 Championship New Arrivals: Norwich

Chris takes a look at the latest addition to the 2014/15 Championship - Norwich City

Jamie McDonald

Part three of this interminable series sees Chris look at another of the clubs who will be entering the 2014/15 Championship where they will face the mighty Bolton Wanderers, it's time for a gander at relegated Premier League side Norwich City.


Neil Adams is a former player and current manager of Norwich City. Appointed to replace 'nice guy' (read - shite manager) Chris Hughton in April 2014 he was unable to stop the club being relegated to the Championship.

This despite the good work of 'nice guy' Hughton.

Imagine that.


Carrow Road is a 26,034 capacity stadium in the provincial backwater of Norwich which is one of those places of over 200,000 people but only three surnames.

Tenuous Link with Bolton Wanderers

In a hilarious and bizarre attempt to try and stay in the Premier League, 'nice guy' Chris Hughton made the baffling choice to sign former Bolton Wanderers striker Johan Elmander on loan from Turkish side Galatasaray.

Elmander rewarded Hughton in the same manner that he rewarded Bolton Wanderers - with fuck all.

It's just a shame that this chancer doesn't get what he deserves - first division football.

How Will Their Season Progress?

I expect Norwich to struggle.

Their novice manager will no doubt be sacked by Christmas making way for another former Norwich legend. Someone out of work at this moment but someone with a track record in bringing poor sides up a notch - Gary Megson. King Cock.

They'll not be relegated, but they'll not go up.

Keeping their better players such as Anthony Pilkington is key, whilst the form of Gary Hooper will be key given his familiarity with playing at lower levels of football such as the SPL.

Player to Watch

Johan Elman......only kidding. Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass is an experienced Premier League player and should Norwich be able to hold onto him then he will be key to their chances of earning a place back in the Prem at the first time of asking.

The former Leeds United man has 12 goals in 61 appearances since joining the club and is one of the few players to come out of last season's relegation campaign with any credit whatsoever.

Do We Have Beef with Them?

Nothing in terms of football, but they come across big posh sod with plums in their mouths, and the plums have mutated and they have got beaks. They make pigs smoke. They feed beef burgers to swans. They have big sheds, but nobody's allowed in.

And in these sheds they have 20ft high chickens, and these chickens are scared because the don't know why they're so big, and they're going, "Oh why am I so massive?" and they're looking down at all the little chickens and they think they're in an aeroplane because all the other chickens are so small.

Do they deny that? No, I think their silence speaks volumes