As we step into the twilight of the current campaign, the mystique shrouding the title contenders deepens, casting a veil of uncertainty over the path to the coveted realm of automatic promotion.  

Meanwhile, the tension mounts as clubs grapple with the looming spectre of the Championship play-offs, where dreams hang delicately in the balance, awaiting the verdict of fate's impartial hand.  

As faithful followers of Norwich City, we have savoured the euphoria of triumph at Wembley, our hearts swelling with pride as the Canaries emerged victorious in football's most valuable game. 

Yet, we also bear the scars of anguish etched deep within our souls, memories of heartbreak lingering from that fateful day at the Millennium Stadium, where our hopes were dashed against the rocks of adversity, losing on penalties. (Daryl) Sutch is life. 

At this stage, anything can happen. We could finish anywhere from fifth to 11th. My guess would be fifth or sixth.  

When it comes to clinching that all-important play-off spot, history is on our side.  

The average number of points needed to finish in sixth place is 73.9, meaning that we would need 13 more points from the next eight games. We have averaged two points per game over the last 10 matches, meaning that we are seemingly on track and momentum is with us.  

But we all know that the Championship is a cruel mistress.  

Most would remember the six-goal swing that befell Nottingham Forest four years ago; they were minutes away from securing a top-six finish. Or the eight times Ipswich Town have claimed a play-off place, tragically only making the final once. Maybe that trend is destined to repeat itself once more in May.  

First up, there is a revenge mission against Plymouth Argyle. That miserable outing in September that cost most of us a whole weekend of travelling seems like a different season altogether. Neither Josh Sargent, Ashley Barnes, Borja Sainz, Grant Hanley, nor Marcelino Nunez featured that day.  

Should the majority of those crucial players be involved on Friday, we would be hoping for a completely different story.  

The Pink Un: City's season is on an upward trajectory

The Pilgrims arrive without a win in the last four matches and just two in the last 10. However, they will enter Norfolk determined to secure their status in this league, with the men from Devon just two points clear of the drop zone.  

Our back line will hopefully have more focus on Morgan Whitttiker than in the return fixture. The forward is responsible for a third of Plymouth’s goals this season, which attracted Serie A giants Lazio in the previous transfer window.  

David Wagner and his staff have all seen first-hand how Plymouth can be a threat; only Middlesbrough (unjustly) and Leeds have done the double over us this season, showcasing the boss’s ability to learn and adjust.  

We will rise again on Easter Monday with a tougher test against Leicester City. Personally, I’m looking forward to this fixture more than I would’ve been a couple of months ago.  

The Foxes sit 15th in the form table over the last six games, with discontent between their manager Enzo Maresca and the fans in the stands. Leicester have a tradition of hoofing the ball forward, which many of their supporters have always understood and found rather exciting. The style is not being enjoyed right now.  

The uneasiness began with Leicester at the top of the table. As we have seen ourselves this season, not having some fans behind you, no matter how small of a fulcrum, has a negative effect on results.  

Personally, I don’t think Monday will definitely be the last time we see the financially troubled Foxes this season as the race for the play-offs tightens. My mate Andy Priv has been convinced that we will meet Ipswich in the play-off final; this theory is based on a dream that he had back in August!  

The pivotal Easter period will reveal more about not only our fate but that of many other Championship teams. My feeling at the time of writing is that we can do this. OTBC