Ian Clarke

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend after conceding their side’s 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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02/02/2016

City are quickly heading towards the unwanted statistic of conceding an average of two goals a games.

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The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Let’s get two things out of the way before I come on to talking about City.

New Norwich City signing Timm Klose in action for Switzerland, battling with England's James Milner (right) during a UEFA European Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London in  September 2015. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Football is a funny old game, a certain television pundit once said. Saturday was one of the most depressing days I remember as a City fan for some time.

Dieumerci Mbokani runs off to celebrate scoring Norwich City's second goal at home to Aston Villa. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Even the City fan with the most yellow and green tinted glasses must have been a bit surprised by Alan Shearer’s verdict on the Canaries on Monday night.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. 
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If a week is a long time in politics, then 48 hours were certainly a long time for Norwich City and the club’s fans.

Norwich City celebrate scoring against Bournemouth - and its the games in the mini league which really matter for Canaries.

Troy Deeney wasn’t the player I had expected to be writing about.

Nathan Redmond puts his penalty over the bar and Everton celebrate victory at the end of the Capital One Cup match at Goodison Park. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

I love cup football. The Milk Cup final victory, those FA Cup runs in 1989 and 1992 and the European adventure are among my real highlights in nearly four decades of supporting the Canaries.

NCFC training ground at Trowse. Pictured: Manager Dave Stringer leads his players away for training a Trowse. Date: Unkown. Picture: EN Library

One of my highlights as a fresh-faced and excited young Norwich City fan was seeing my heroes being put through their paces at the old Trowse training ground.

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