The players have to remember they are paid a lot of money to play football and all you ask is they try their best.
That sense of dread enveloping any pessimistic Norwich City fan who fears all good things must come to an end in the East Anglian derby should relax. The pressure is firmly on Ipswich Town.
The refrain is a familiar one. The power in modern football now resides with players and agents.
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.
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