March 11 2014 Latest news:
I couldn’t believe my ears on Sunday afternoon when my producer informed me that the Canaries were 4-1 down after 41 minutes at Villa Park.
Not for the first time in Norwich City’s Premier League season Dion Dublin made a telling pre-match contribution ahead of the meeting between his two former clubs at Villa Park.
Circumstances meant the moment was rather lost – but it was actually something of a red letter day for Chris Hughton at Villa Park. Sadly, the special occasion wasn’t finally getting one over the man he replaced at Carrow Road – I’m sure a few fans of a yellow persuasion would rather this column had the chance to take such a line.
If last week’s results had been the other way round things wouldn’t now look quite as bad.
“Fans adore you and chant your name and all we want is for you to succeed. So here’s my plea. For every minute of every game give it all you have for the cause.”
Consistency is not a word I would associate with this season for Norwich City Football Club.
Norwich City managed to achieve the level of black belt in origami at Aston Villa on Sunday by folding so dramatically in the space of 16 first half minutes. It is the awards season after all.
Writing a column about Norwich City this season is like being in the film Groundhog Day, except that instead of one day endlessly repeating I seem to be living out two.