Norwich City has employed a rather bizarre tactic which higher-ups at the club believe will give them the edge in this season's home games.
The soccer season is well and truly underway with two Premier League gameweeks done and dusted, but that doesn't mean all of the league's managers have their ducks in a row quite yet. In fact, even with two matches gone, some teams haven't even decided on what their regular starting XI's are going to be.
Then again, some teams don't have what you would call a regular starting XI. Take Manchester United for instance when it was under the guise of the great Sir Alex Ferguson. Fergie very rarely started the exact same team twice in a row. When it comes to the club's current manager Jose Mourinho, his go-to tactic occurs off the field via his comments and his mind games.
Championship outfit Norwich City has had its own crack at mind games this season. According to Sky Sports, the away team's dressing room at Carrow Road has been painted pink in an attempt to lower rivals' testosterone. Norwich City's sporting director, Stuart Webber revealed the psychological move during a fan forum last week. It's one that has been employed by NFL teams in the past and is even used in prisons in an attempt to calm prisoners.
If the away dressing room at Carrow Road is indeed pink, and for the above reason, then it has had mixed results so far. Norwich City has played at home twice so far this season. The first match was a victory over Stevenage in the first round of the Carabao Cup, however, Norwich's only league game at home this campaign ended in a 4-3 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Norwich City won't have to wait long to test out its strange pink dressing room theory again. The Canaries will go head-to-head with Preston North End this Wednesday at Carrow Road. If Norwich does manage to win, perhaps the Preston players can let us know if they felt any less aggressive heading into the match, and if they felt the color of the dressing room walls played a part in their performance.