You would have got long odds on a Championship table that suggests Norwich City have the most porous defence and Preston the tightest.
That Jacob Murphy would interest Premier League clubs should surprise no-one. The pertinent question is how Norwich City respond to any tangible interest and how much they value this homegrown talent.
I was reminded of a conversation with Alex Neil as John Ruddy and his family took their bow at Carrow Road.
A popular misconception is professional footballers are thick.
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