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Lambert: Norwood? He's Different, He's Certainly Different!
Friday, 24th Jan 2020 12:18

“He’s different, certainly different!” was manager Paul Lambert’s assessment of James Norwood in the wake of the striker having broken into his own car earlier in the week, an incident the Town boss wasn’t aware of until he spoke to the media this morning.

Asked whether Norwood, who gave an account of his Tuesday morning adventure via Instagram, had arrived on time with his car intact for training today, Lambert had to have the incident outlined to him - “Oh, did he? Well, there you go. I didn’t know that actually” - with Norwood having explained that his fine would have been bigger than the cost of repairing the damage to the car.

“That’s quite sensible from him then!” Lambert laughed. “I’ll make sure I get here on time. I never knew that.”

Norwood has lived up to his the reputation for being a character he established at Tranmere since joining the Blues in the summer, in addition to scoring 10 goals.

“He’s different, he’s certainly different!” Lambert when asked about the 29-year-old.

“I think every player’s got their own personality, some are different, some are level-headed, some are a bit strange, but there you go.

“You need it, you definitely need different characters, as long as they perform on a Saturday, that’s the main thing. As long as they do things right in training and they perform on a Saturday, that’s all you can look for.”

Asked whether Norwood is an easy player to manage or one that can test him, Lambert says nobody in the squad gives him an issue.

“No, I don’t have a problem with any of the guys,” he said. “I never really have had any problem with any of the guys. They have their moments, they’re human.”

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Linkboy13 added 12:41 - Jan 24
Norwood likes to be the centre of attention think he should concentrate on the many chances he misses then he can live up to his ego .

runningout added 12:51 - Jan 24
Your judgment maybe guess work

dirtydingusmagee added 12:56 - Jan 24
he dosnt seem to be the sharpest tool in the drawer, he needs to improve. Imo , all the hype prior to, and on his arrival was well over blown , he so far has been average and nothing more.

BryanPlug added 13:03 - Jan 24
"he dosnt seem to be the sharpest tool in the drawer"

Kettle - Black

Dolphinblue added 13:30 - Jan 24
Wow..no matter what the story you can rely on thenegcrew to dampen the mood 😀

Melly added 13:36 - Jan 24
18000 gates. Surprising that considering half our team is crap or average at best according to most of the commenter on here

davidsc1971 added 13:51 - Jan 24
Well he can miss 10 a game if he chips in with enough throughout the season to get us promoted. Who will care then. Come on people, lighten up a wee bit. COYB

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 15:45 - Jan 24
Melly fortunately it's only a small minority , unfortunately empty vessels make the most noise.

Kickingblock added 16:23 - Jan 24
I'll cut him some slack. Perhaps he's not so bright but he has raised other players games. He does confront referees for silly bookings which is spirited but unnecessary. The north stand are perfectly capable of giving the officials quality abuse on his behalf.
Remember, this is the highest level he has performed at. With good support, encouragement, patience and more time he will "hopefully" mature into a good asset.

happybeingblue added 17:38 - Jan 24
i dont reckon there any many fellas in glasgow who have had the old hair transplant,but to be fair to james it looks good :)

Saxonblue74 added 07:21 - Jan 25
I certainly don't know the guy well enough to question his intelligence! Yes, he's missed a few but in order to miss them you have to be in the right place to give yourself a chance! The guy is passionate on the pitch, a few could take a leaf from his book. He's a good age for a striker, the right mix of age and experience. The better we play, the more goals he scores and the higher his confidence will rise. Football (and sport in general) needs characters like JN, it is after all entertainment that we pay to see!

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