The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-07-13

Total Football : 16 : 8

Total Football

8 The Daily Telegraph Monday 13 July 2020 ** Total Football Referee’s view Keith Hackett 16th West Ham 17th Watford 18th Bournemout­h 19th Aston Villa decided to spend less than £7million on new players because of “the sins of the past”. Those had included handing Steven Naismith a long-term contract worth £50,000 a week, but with no relegation clause, the last time they were in the top flight. The current squad will have to take significan­t pay cuts should they stay. Until lockdown, Norwich supporters had bought into that philosophy. They filled every seat and gave magnificen­t backing to underdogs who responded on the pitch, beating Manchester City by playing through the press in September. The removal of that noise exposed Norwich for what they really were: a team as ill-suited to win- 24 Norwich City 0-4 West Ham Aston Villa Trezeguet 45+4, 59 Crystal Palace

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