Players’ Forum Evening Summary
We all love Wes….and that includes the players.
The Irishman is apparently universally admired in the dressing room, with James Madison simply summing it up for all of us: “Wes is class.”
So it was always going to be a good start to this year’s Players Forum organised once again by the Norwich City Fans Social Club. Madison went on to say that they have a good relationship on and off the pitch, and someone else he rates in midfield is Alexander Tettey.
Joining him on the stage at last week’s event were defenders James Husband and Christoph Zimmerman, so we had the opportunity to learn a little about our new boys too. Husband and Madison have been keeping each other company in a variety of local restaurants, while Zimmerman has been venturing further afield to admire the scenery at Wells.
After some discussion with host Dan Wynn, questions from the floor covered a range of topics including the success, or otherwise, of zonal marking, the atmosphere on the team bus after the Millwall game, their footballing heroes and the pros and cons of a mid-winter break. One very young fan in the front row offered a potential banana skin by asking the panel who the Canaries team captain was…..luckily they passed that test with flying colours!
Husband said he’d realised he’d come to a ‘serious’ club when 13,000 people turned up to the pre-season Brighton friendly and commented on Farke’s rigorous training sessions. Zimmerman was able to offer some interesting insight on the differences between German and English football; and like Husband, said how much he’d enjoyed playing in front of big crowds and meeting his new fan base. In fact, he enjoyed it so much he stayed on chatting to fans afterwards right up until the last of them left the Top of the Terrace. (Perhaps he used some of the advice on offer to produce such a good performance against Birmingham!)
In other news on the night, our Fans' Social Club was delighted to announce a new partnership with Fosters Solicitors; support from the company as our Principal Sponsor means NCFSC will be able to bring you more and better events – hooray!
Thanks to everyone who supported our event, we hope you enjoyed meeting the players