David Powles

Will defender Michael Turner be surplus to requirements at Norwich City next season? Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

It’s fantasy football time again. That period when many football fans will be making mental wish-lists of those their team should sign and those they should ditch.

Ian Clarke

Regular readers of this column will know that I like the odd random fact about the Canaries.

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Alex Neil has the full confidence of Norwich Citys supporters having led them to promotion last season.

Excited? Yes, me too. And a bit more than a man of 45 should be. Worried? Yes, a tiny bit. Up for it? Absolutely.

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley.
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So who still thinks the play-offs are a bad idea? Without checking on Wiki, pause now and guess when they were first introduced.

Steve Plunkett

Look, I know that the cynics in you will say that what happened at Wembley in May 2015 is now done and dusted and that we should all move on and confine it to the history books, that we should concentrate on the future and forget the past and all its glory.

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Robin Sainty

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m heartily sick of the transfer window. Whilst it’s a wonderful excuse for Sky to crank up the hyperbole and for Jim White to practice his hyperventilating, it’s a major distorting factor on the development of this season’s Premier League, particularly with the big kick-off occurring almost a month before deadline day.

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Norwich City full-back Steven Whittaker has impressed Robin Sainty going forward so far this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton

All the faint praise from the national media this week highlighting Sunderland’s shortcomings shouldn’t be allowed to mask one of the most dominant away performances from City I’ve seen in years.

Melissa Rudd

For all the talk of a winless Southampton being weary after their Thursday jaunt to Denmark, it was Norwich City who looked like they’d been clocking up the air miles at St Mary’s.

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Cameron Jerome rues a missed chance during Norwich City's 1-1 draw with Stoke. 
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There will be times this season when taking a point from a game will feel like all three. Saturday’s draw with Stoke was at the other end of the scale.

Sebastian Coates of Sunderland and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium Of Light. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Premier League survival requires being better than just three teams.

Duncan Edwards

Liverpool thrashed at home by West Ham, Chelsea defeated at the Bridge for only the second time under Mourinho, the unpredictability that makes the Premier League so exciting was once again to the fore this weekend.

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Cameron Jerome rues a missed chance during Norwich City's 1-1 draw with Stoke. 
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Three games into the Premier League season and you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’d never been away, we’re playing with a confidence and sense of enjoyment that many ‘established’ Premier League sides would love to replicate.

Defensive duo Steven Whittaker and Russell Martin both found the net at Sunderland. 
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Not that long ago, I stated that Norwich City would always struggle if they persisted with playing two average right-backs in their first choice back four.

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