Chris Goreham

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. Remember the shock in the middle of March when Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and the Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi both tested positive for Covid-19?

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“We need a 12th man out there” – one of the less-often quoted segments of Delia Smith’s famous cameo on the Carrow Road pitch back in 2005, but with some sort of Premier League resumption looking increasingly likely we may finally be able to answer the age old question about how much influence supporters actually have on the outcome of a match.

You must have heard about the time Tommy Cooper was introduced to the Queen after appearing at a Royal Variety Performance. He asked Her Majesty whether she liked football and when she said “No, not particularly” he said, “Can I have your Cup final tickets?”

These are not normal times – a fact underlined by the number of football supporters campaigning passionately against the return of their favourite sport.

What will football be like when it is able to make a welcome return?

When Norwich City held their open top bus parade on that memorable Bank Holiday Monday morning last year there was a running joke about how great it would be if we could all do it again in May 2020.

How good were Norwich City when you were eight years old?

Arsenal away, that’s where we should have been on Saturday, just in case you have lost track.

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