Melissa Rudd

The two and a half hours that elapsed between City’s players dropping to their knees at the Bet365 Stadium and Brentford beating Leeds on Monday encapsulated the rollercoaster ride that is being a football fan.

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It’s a rhetoric that’s been repeated by a lot of Norwich City fans in the past few months: “If you’d have told me we’d be in this position before the season started I’d never have believed you.”

In a season of stand-out performers, it feels almost unfair that only one will hold the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy aloft at the end of the season.

The kind of football Daniel Farke has Norwich City playing has attracted plaudits far and wide – it has even sparked debate among fans as to which team was better; the current crop or Paul Lambert’s promotion winners of 2011.

After another blockbuster at Carrow Road on Saturday, it was perhaps too much to ask for Sunday’s televised double header to provide similar entertainment.

With every fixture that gets ticked off, there’s an increasing feeling that Norwich City are about to approach the home straight of this nine-month marathon.

Whatever happens between now and when the season ends in May, Daniel Farke has already proved so many of us wrong.

The overriding feeling from Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United seemed to be that winning the game wasn’t as important as not losing it.

There seems to have been so much noise around the upcoming Leeds United fixture this week that the small matter of Sheffield United this Saturday has almost been overshadowed.

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