Paddy Davitt

Nathan Redmond’s virtuoso strike against Brentford was the one joyous moment in Norwich City’s sobering Championship defeat at Carrow Road.

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Sebastien Bassong is back in the mix at Norwich City. 
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Norwich City’s Championship progress and the endless churn of the transfer window may be inextricably linked at present but if Alex Neil can re-integrate Sebastien Bassong he will struggle to top that business between now and deadline day.

Cameron Jerome got Alex Neil's Norwich City reign off to a perfect start at Bournemouth.. 
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Moments like Cameron Jerome’s sublime winner against Bournemouth and the joyous celebrations it triggered are why football supporters keep coming back for more.

Norwich's 2-1 Championship defeat to Reading recently was tough watching for Neil Adams and his first team coaches. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

You may well have got longer odds on Nigel Adkins departing before Neil Adams when Reading left Carrow Road with three Championship points just 19 days ago.

Former Norwich City talisman Grant Holt returns with Huddersfield to Carrow Road on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sentiment is a scarce commodity across top level football.

Norwich City 's squad look weighed down by expectation. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

After the poisonous outpouring came the pause and a chance for some semblance of perspective to take root.

Ryan Bennett is close to a first team return at Norwich City after injuring his ankle in the derby win over Ipswich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Such is Norwich City’s current defensive predicament, Ryan Bennett’s return from injury has almost assumed mythical proportions.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was left out for the 2-1 Championship defeat at Nottingham Forest. 
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Neil Adams will have rapidly discovered with each fresh instalment of Championship frustration there are thousands of managers in the making across Norfolk.

Norwich City midfielder Gary ONeil made an impact at Sheffield Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

A popular myth grew out of England’s stirring Italia 90 World Cup campaign that suggested the late Sir Bobby Robson was the victim of a player coup which propelled the Three Lions all the way to a memorable semi-final, penalty heartache and Gazza’s tears.

Norwich City boss Neil Adams is not the only Championship manager who has to work out a winning home formula. 
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It says much for the job Neil Adams is doing there is a genuine sense of so much more to come from his Norwich City squad.

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