Should Norwich City fans be happy with their lot?
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Another two-goal lead thrown away! That seemed to be the consensus amongst supporters on Saturday.
Whether it was fans voicing their opinion on post-match radio phone-ins or discussions whilst walking up Carrow Hill. 2-0 up with less than 20 minutes to go, it should have easily been a home win.
What changed the game was the effectiveness of the substitutes. The changes West Ham made had a huge impact on the game – especially Victor Moses’ introduction. With two goals in as many minutes, it was like Liverpool all over again. Fortunately, we didn’t concede a third.
At the end of the day, the Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, and one of the hardest. I think we, as fans, sometimes expect too much. We don’t have the resources that other teams have and so finishing mid-table may be all that we can ever hope for.
The Premier League is completely different from the Championship – mistakes are punished more often and chances on goal are much fewer. So it’s simple isn’t it? We need to make the most of goalscoring opportunities and limit the mistakes – easier said than done.
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It would be great if we could compete on an equal basis week-in-week-out with the big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City, but at what cost? If an investor with big money took over the club, Carrow Road would quickly become impersonal, the family feel would be lost, and ticket prices would surely rocket.
There would not be an opportunity for supporters groups to be able to take part in a Q&A session with board members as they were on Saturday.
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Maybe we should all be happy with our ‘lot’. At times we have played a lot better than we did on Saturday, but there have definitely been times where we have played a lot worse.
Whatever happens, supporters will follow the Canaries through thick and thin, whatever league we happen to be playing in.
• Blog post written by Lorraine Taylor