Eadie: Being an unknown quantity could help Norwich


Norwich’s “unknown quantity” could prove key to their hopes of Premier League survival next season, according to former winger Darren Eadie. The Canaries are preparing for life back in the top flight for the first time since 2015-2016 after Daniel Farke guided them to the Sky Bet Championship title. Tackling England’s elite will be a new experience for the German head coach and the majority of his squad, which was driven on by the 29 league goals of Finland forward Teemu Pukki. The Boss.#ncfc pic.twitter.com/FiaCpeOXnX — Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 10, 2019 Eadie came through the youth ranks at the Norfolk club, going on to make more than 200 appearances between 1993 and 1999 before joining Leicester. The 44-year-old feels the make up of the Canaries current squad – with new deals already in place for the likes of Pukki and Argentinian playmaker Emi Buendia – can ruffle a few feathers as they bid to stay clear of the relegation battle. “It could be a bit of a blessing that not many of them have played in the Premier League, so they can go into it with no fear and I think that will be a good thing, particularly at the start of the season,” Eadie told PA. Happy to have renewed and very excited to play in the premier league. It’s going to be a very demanding year and we will fight to be as high as possible. 🐤💚💛⚽️ pic.twitter.com/qh6xqHBCPY — Emi Buendia (@Em10Buendia) July 8, 2019 “They will soon realise what it is all about in terms of the step up in quality, which is massive, but they deserve that opportunity and the club have been rewarding the players who got them there with new contracts. “They will surprise a few – other players won’t know much about Norwich either because they are all so new to the Premier League and won’t understand them, which sometimes can help. “Especially in the first half of the season, teams will not have worked them out yet. “They won’t know too much about your players, whereas I could look at any other Premier League team and tell you how they are going to play, what their strengths are. Norwich, though, will be a bit of an unknown quantity.” 2nd episode of @FCKTheShow over 10k views already on YouTube. We must be doing something right team? 🤷🏼‍♂️⚽️🍔 pic.twitter.com/WrXUDb4qdE — Darren Eadie (@eadie11) June 1, 2019 Eadie feels the Canaries must be ready to step things up in all areas to meet the Premier League challenges ahead – which start against European champions Liverpool at Anfield on August 9. “The approach of the opposition will be very different compared to what they are used to – and last season they conceded quite a few goals in the Championship, as well as scoring plenty,” said Eadie, who is a presenter with online football and food magazine show FC Kitchen. “We all know how punishing the Premier League can be, given an opportunity those players will take it. “Even if teams come to Carrow Road and play one up front, it is going to be guys like Mo Salah or Sergio Aguero, so the quality is at a different level.” :: A new series of the FC Kitchen show on YouTube is starting in August – just in time for the football season. Topics Norwich, Premier League Norwich chairman Bowkett steps down Norwich City name Ed Balls as new chairman BREAKING NEWS: Mbokani unharmed after Brussels airport attack Adams takes positives from debut defeat Everton weigh up record-breaking bid for Ligue 1 ace Lukaku misses open training session Serie A club turn to Tottenham defender in search for new blood Competing with Harry Kane puts key Tottenham target off a move to London Laurent Koscielny remains grounded after Arsenal exit blocked Wolves’ ambitious owners understand they can’t match the Big Six – and that’s why they might actually break it PSG set eye-watering Neymar price as Barcelona consider next move The fall of Neymar: where PSG’s ill-tempered talisman has been going wrong Wednesday’s big transfer rumours: Manchester United given permission to speak to midfielder Tottenham wary of late hijack from rivals as they close in on new midfielder

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