Left-sided midfielder Anthony McNamee joined Norwich City on
26th November 2009 on loan from Swindon Town. This loan lasted
until 4th January 2010 upon which City made the transfer permanent
for an undisclosed fee, with McNamee signing a 2 and a half year
contract. He finished the season with 17 appearances and 1 goal.
McNamee started his career at Watford. He was given his debut
by manager Gianluca Vialli on 16th March 2002 at home to Coventry
City in a 30 First Division win. He continued to make substitute
appearances for the remainder of the season, making his first
start against Gillingham on the final day of the season, scoring
his first professional goal in the process.
Concerns about his asthma limited his appearances in the following
season and McNamee was loaned to Conference side Barnet in December
2003, but failed to make much of an impression.
McNamee made a number of appearances towards the end of the 200405
season, under both Ray Lewington and new manager Aidy
Boothroyd. He extended his contract until 2008 and played
more frequently as Watford finished third in the Championship.
He was on the bench for the play-off semi-final legs against Crystal
Palace, but did not play, and he was left out of the 16 for the
final against Leeds United, where Watford clinched promotion to
the Premiership. In February 2006, McNamee was selected for Peter
Taylor's Under-21 Football League squad to face Italy's Serie
B team, but didn't make the final team.
During the 2006/7 Premiership season, McNamee made seven appearances
for Watford but was sent on loan to League One side Crewe Alexandra
in March 2007 for the remainder of the season
On 18th January 2008, was sold to League One side Swindon Town
for an undisclosed fee. He had made 103 appearances for the Hornets.
He made his debut for Swindon in a 00 draw with Crewe Alexandra
in January 2008 and scored his first goal for Swindon in April
2008 in a 60 win over Port Vale. Norwich and Portsmouth
both showed interest in him during the summer of 2009.
At the time of his loan to Norwich, he had made 88 appearances
for Swindon, scoring four goals.
He made 20 appearances during 2010/11 as Norwich won promotion
to the Premiership
Out of favour during the 2011 pre-season, Anthony was given a
free transfer and signed for MK Dons on 31st August 2011 on a
one year deal with an option for a further 12months. He made his
Dons debut on 3rd September 2011 as a late substitute in the 3-1
win at Carlisle.
On 24th November 2011, McNamee joined Wycombe Wanderers in search
of first team football. He signed on a loan deal until 7 January
2012. He was then allowed to join Wycombe on a free transfer on
31st January 2012, having made only 7 appearances for the MK Dons.
McNamee was on the bench when Wycombe lost to Notts County on
28th April 2012 and were relegated to League Two. McNamee was
released by Wycombe on 9th May 2012.
In the summer of 2012, McNamee joined Bradford on trial and impressing,
he was invited to the Bantams' pre-season tour of Ireland
On 31st August 2012, McNamee was one of a triple signing by Conference
side Macclesfield, the others being defender Pablo Mills and striker
Amari Morgan-Smith. McNamee made his debut as a substitute in
the 4-3 win at Stockport on 4th September 2012. He made a total
of five appearances for Macclesfield
In early January 2013, McNamee signed for League Two Aldershot.
He played just one game, against Northampton on 22nd January,
in a campaign in which Aldershot were relegated at the end of
McNamee moved to Conference side Woking in the summer of 2013.
He was released at the end of the 2013/14 season after failing
to hold down a regular position in the starting line-up.