The start of the new Premier League season was something that Norwich fans could have been dreading when Paul Lambert left the club in June and headed towards Villa Park.
However, after the appointment of Chris Hughton later in the month, the Norwich faithful are once again excited by what the future holds at Carrow Road. In football it is rare to find an appointment as popular as what Hughton has been with the Canaries fans.
Those assessing free bets for the new season note how the new boss has already brought fresh faces to the club with defender Steven Whitaker signing from Rangers an exciting young talent Jacob Butterfield making the move from Barnsley.
Butterfield looks to be an impressive talent that many people are talking about as being a fantastic bit of business from Hughton. He turned down moves from other Premier League clubs to join the Canaries, which shows that the club is heading in the right direction.
It was a current player signing a new contract that was the big news coming out of Carrow Road this week as Captain Grant Holt put pen to paper for another three years at the Norfolk side, ending the speculation over his future.
Holt has been at the heart of the success of Norwich in the last three years and this has been noticed by the fans, who have voted him as the Player of the Year three times in a row.
Hughton is sure to be busy this summer, adding the right players to a squad that seems to have a togetherness and hunger to win.
The former Birmingham boss will be looking to add the right personnel to the team and possibly continue Lambert’s ethos of bring young players that have plenty to prove into the squad.
The 53-year-old has done a great job wherever he has been as a manager and many people are tipping him to have a successful time in charge at Norwich.
It is an exciting time to be a Norwich fan and although they know this season could be tougher than last, it is one that they surly can’t wait to get started.
Should Hughton bring in a few more quality signings, the Canaries could better the 12th place finish they managed last campaign.