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Norwood Aiming to Make Up for Lost Time
Tuesday, 11th Jun 2019 16:06

New Blues striker James Norwood says he wants to make up for lost time having climbed back to League One after dropping out of the EFL as a teenager.

“It’s gone full circle now,” The 28-year-old told iFollow Ipswich.

“I joined Exeter in League One [from hometown club Eastbourne Town] when I was 18 but fell out a little bit. I dropped into the Conference with Forest Green and started playing midfield.

“I joined Tranmere because I was dying to play up front and scored 20 goals a season for four years and it’s got me the move here, back in League One and with a point to prove.

“It has taken me nine years to get a real crack at League football and I want to make up for lost time.

“I want to grab this opportunity with both hands. I’m not going to let this chance go.

“I want to score goals here. The club has got big dreams and I want to be part of that. I don’t want to let myself down.”

Norwood signed a three-year deal with an option for a further season yesterday, joining the Blues from Tranmere on a Bosman free transfer.

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Tractorblue1939 added 04:16 - Jun 12
Super signing though. On paper, we've landed a good one, and really glad her wanted to join us. Hope he can fire us up the league! Every chance he will... good luck, James!

Kirbmeister added 08:20 - Jun 12
Very pleased with this signing but let’s not get carried away. I still think we’ll finish mid table. We ain’t suddenly going to start beating everyone week after week. The games will be tough and it’ll be a long hard season.

mathiemagic added 08:24 - Jun 12
@tractorblue1939....You are absolutely correct. Disrespect this division at your peril. If were not bang on it from game one we will be going nowhere. We might be bookies second favorites for promotion but PL needs to quash any ideas of it being easy from the get go.

Bluearmy_81 added 08:39 - Jun 12
The main reason for Norwich minus net spend was the sale of Maddison. They still spend millions on certain specificplayers they needed to fill a role, proving my point. Had they not they wouldn't have had the team they had and wouldn't have gone up.
Love you Terry Nutkins!! Thought you were dead but hey, animal magic and all that, love it

Bluearmy_81 added 08:48 - Jun 12
Scumbuster, yeah sorry about the negativity last season, not sure what was wrong with me. Not like we were a joke of a club, a laughing stock rooted to the bottom of the table for the whole season and nailed on to go to the third tier for the first time in 60+years?!! Must learn to bloody well cheer up!! 😂 Hopefully this season will be much more positive but top 2 has to be the goal, anything less unless we go up in the playoffs is a massive failure. Doubt fans would rise up even then though, probably take a good 3-4 seasons in league 1-2 for them to start doubting their saviour!!

rabbit added 10:14 - Jun 12
Interesting point you make about NCFC and Maddison Bluearmy_81, you probably forgot they also sold Murphy to Cardiff and Watkins to Bristol C collecting around £36mil in fees, nice going bearing in mind they spent less than £4.5mil on incoming players, in fact about the same as ITFC spent even though there was less money incoming to ITFC.
But hey you proved your point even without using the facts!!!


LegendofthePhoenix added 13:49 - Jun 12
@Midastouch yes, I have really enjoyed the first half of Soccernomics, then my son nicked it and took it away to Uni, so I have just got it back and am looking forwards to the 2nd half. It is very readable and understandable by lay readers (unlike Soccermatics which requires a good understanding of maths to make sense). Soccernomics actually highlights a number of measures (derived from the wealth of stats that are available) that can be used to improve a team's performance. According to the book, pretty much every successful club employs anything from one to a team of stattos to analyse things, form which way to hit a pen, to where to deliver corners, positional play, wages, you name it. A good read and vert thought provoking, I hope Lambo has read it.

ohmycampo added 19:05 - Jun 12
Great spin from Evans on what is a pretty average signing

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