Mr. Neil Doncaster,
Norwich City Football Club,
Norwich NR2 3EW
After the debacles against Hull and Spurs, whereby in both games the lads managed to reduce themselves within 5 minutes to lurching after the shadows of the opposition like blinded zombies, it’s clear that Carrow Road needs some big changes.
So I am hereby applying for the obviously-soon-to-be-vacant position of manager of Norwich City FC.
You’ll probably want to know what experience I have in running a football club? The answer is: none whatsoever!
So what? I’ll run the show using a three-point principle broadly inspired by the athletics department of my current employer.
Firstly, I’ll get rid of the best players. This will engender an unprecedented level of solidarity in the remainder, leading to their being psychologically solidly impenetrable.
Anyway it’ll be quite easy to do because my predecessor Hughton has already voided the club of all but a couple of the good players – there’s only Hoolahan and the lad Redmond left. They’ll have to go!
Secondly, in a revolutionary step, I’ll remove the goalkeeper from the team! Knowing that our goal is gaping and unprotected will give our outfield players tremendous incentive to never let the opposition have the ball.
Thirdly, I’ll stop all training sessions. This will make the players so keen to play so that, come Saturday afternoon they’ll all run around like demented threshing machines, reducing even our dear friends from Ipswich to a bunch of whimpering blue babies.
It’s time the Canaries opened up a can of Norfolk Whoop Ass on the Premier League.
On the Ball City!
Let’s get to work!
Yours, Jeremy C. Smith.