The third round of the FA Cup hasn't conjured up much joy for Norwich City fans in recent years.
"The problem is they were so well drilled and organised. We had no answer to it."
Sunday afternoon felt like one of those films that starts off brilliantly but by halfway through you're beginning to fear you've worked out the rest of a frustrating plot that promised so much more.
Given Norwich City's early season injury woes, they were long overdue a bit of luck.
Watford came to Carrow Road on Friday night averaging a goal every 165 minutes this season. It took them just 76 seconds to score against Norwich.
There is a crisis of confidence in this Norwich City squad... so what better team to face than the only one beneath you in the table?
There is an air of inevitability around when Norwich City concede first.
It's become a weekly ritual for all those football fans who double up as virtual managers. Scanning the fixtures, weighing up transfers, trying to predict which players are likely to score big points.
When Jack Grealish slotted home Aston Villa's third goal less than five minutes into the second half on Saturday, it laid bare Norwich City's shortcomings more than any other.
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