Here are 3 things everyone can learn from Norwich City
Norwich City are the neutral’s favourites this year. After years of watching promoted sides come into the Premier League with no real ambition to survive, the Canaries have been a breath of fresh air.
However, this isn’t easily done. Fulham promised much of the same when they got promoted but Norwich, of course, went on to win the Championship unlike Fulham, who made a late surge after signing Aleksandar Mitrovic.
No matter what happens for the rest of the season, the Canaries will always have the win against Manchester City to look back upon. Let’s have a look at 3 things every club can learn from the Canaries:
Nothing is won in the transfer window
Norwich were the lowest spenders in the transfer window but spent most of their resources on tying down some of their best players like Teemu Pukki, Max Aarons and Ben Godfrey.
We only need to look at Fulham last season, Manchester United and Everton in recent years and Arsenal this season. We can also look at Spurs last season for a better example.
The modern-day fan demands transfer activity, which can often paper over cracks and fans giddy but it has little or nothing to do with how the team performs on the pitch.
Stick to your footballing principles
A lot was made of Norwich’s loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the first game of the season but people ignored the number of chances they created.
Footballing principles have nothing to do with formations and tactics but general principles and Norwich have continued to play an attacking brand of football, where they always initiate attacks from the back to leave their attackers with chances to pounce upon after bypassing a press.
A few adjustments can be made but the principles should always be the same so that there is no confusion among the players and staff.
A structural hierarchy that sings from the same hymn-sheet
The sign of a healthy club is when the owners, the directors, the managers and the players are all singing from the same hymn-sheet.
They’ve been brilliant in the recruitment department and a lot of credit goes to Stuart Webber for identifying these players and to Daniel Farke for being able to coach them into a well-functioning unit.