right sided midfielder Dean Marney joined Norwich on a season
long loan on 1st August 2005, after a couple of weeks of speculation
with Nigel Worthington expressing
his interest in the Tottenham youngster.
Marney signed professional
forms with Spurs in 2002 but made his professional debut whilst
on a six month loan to Swindon. His Tottenham debut came at the
start of the 2003/4 season as a substitute in a 1-0 defeat to
Birmingham. Slipping down the pecking order, he was loaned to
QPR. Another loan came in the 2004/5 season to Gillingham but
on his return to White Hart Lane, he made an impact scoring twice
in a 5-2 win over Everton. Howver he could not guarantee a regular
place and finished the season with a totla of 26 appearances in
his three seasons.
Dean made his Norwich
debut in the 1-1 draw with Coventry on the opening day of the
2004/5 season. A partial rupture of his achilles tendon during
the 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 29th October 2005
ruled Dean out of action for three months and he returned to Spurs
On 25th May 2006, Marney was linked with a switch to Steve
Bruce's Birmingham but instead joined Hull City on 14th July
2006 for an undisclosed fee.
Marney played a key role in Hull's 2007-8 campaign which saw
them reach the Premiership following a play-off final win over
Bristol City on 24th May 2008 although Marney was only a late
substitute in Hull's 1-0 win - the goal scored by 39 year old
Dean Windass who almost came to Norwich in 1995 during Martin
Marney and Hull were relegated to the Championship at the end
of the 2009/10 season. He joined fellow relegated club Burnley
for a figure reported to be £400,000 in May 2010
Marney and Burnley won promotion to the Premier League on April
21 2014 when they beat Wigan 2-0. They were relegated the following season but promoted again in April 2016, with Marney making 12 appearances.