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Norwich City need a spark to ignite a Premier League survival bid. Why shouldn't it come from an FA Cup run?

It's a peculiar paradox that Norwich City are almost certainly headed straight back to the Championship, probably as the bottom team in the Premier League, yet the team and manager were warmly applauded by fans at the end of Wednesday night's cruel defeat at Spurs.

City's midweek defeat at Spurs reminds me of a day I played at their old White Hart Lane ground - and learned a lesson for life.

Editor David Powles looks at the changes to Norwich city centre and the rise of King's Lynn Town Football Club.

Does anyone know how to say 'I'm sorry I can't be with you tonight, I've got a big game on Saturday so I need to stay fresh for that, but I'm thrilled to receive this award and I hope you're all having a great evening' in Finnish?

It might be premature to label Norwich City's win over Bournemouth a turning point. But it certainly turned a page.

It would be nice to be able to put a positive spin onto Norwich City's defeat at Old Trafford, but the truth is that there was very little to be positive about.

Let's be honest last Saturday's performance up at Old Trafford was a big disappointment for all concerned for Norwich City as they were well and truly beat up by Manchester Utd.

Death, taxes and a must-win Premier League relegation battle for Norwich City.

Norwich City fans have been here many times before and, let's face facts, we all knew that reality could catch up with the Canaries in the Premier League after their barnstorming and entirely unexpected promotion last season.

With the madness of the January transfer window upon us it's inevitable that there will be demands in some quarters for City to spend big money in an attempt to stay up, even though that would be in direct contravention of the blueprint that was put in place when Daniel Farke and Stuart Webber arrived in 2017.

It took me a good few years to score my first professional hat-trick - about eight if memory serves me right - but it's taken young Adam Idah just three games ... a little bit quicker!

Trust and team work hold the key to Norwich City causing an upset at Manchester United on Saturday.

Editor David Powles discusses media coverage of the struggles within the NHS.

Norwich City are on an FA Cup run at last.

Try telling Norwich City starlet Adam Idah the FA Cup has lost its lustre.

And so we have said farewell to 2019, a year that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs for City fans as we scaled the heights of the Championship only to see the Canaries cursed by injuries and struggling in the toughest league in the world.

So it wasn't the prosperous festive period that we'd all hoped for from a Norwich City perspective with just two points taken from their three games over the Christmas and New Year period, but it could have been so much more if they only could hold on to a lead.

For anyone who thought being a football commentator was all glamour, here's a little Christmas story for you set in the toilets at Cambridge Services at around 8.30pm on Boxing Day.

It might have been kidology from Jose Mourinho. But he was right about one thing. Norwich City's 'arrogance' means this Premier League survival fight is not over.

"We're a young team but there comes a point when the lads have got to step up, stick together and be men."

I'm sure I was not the only Norwich City fan who left Carrow Road with a mixed up concoction of emotions after the defeat to Wolves.


One of the best things about working in live radio football coverage is the fact you never really know what's coming next. No amount of preparation or homework can cover every eventuality.

Norwich City and the Premier League. A work in progress or a ceiling reached?

The only predictable thing about this Norwich City side is its total unpredictability.

What a fantastic point the lads came away with from the King Power Stadium on Saturday - and I have to be honest, with Leicester firing on all cylinders I couldn't see anything but a trip home empty-handed for Norwich City!

The last time Wolves came to Carrow Road is arguably as close as Daniel Farke has come to raising the white flag.

Anyone who has ever stubbed their toe on the edge of a table leg will have even more respect for Teemu Pukki after Saturday's morale boosting draw at Leicester.

The abiding images of Norwich City's Premier League journey are yet to happen. But what unfolded at Leicester City underlined there is a path to survival.

If anyone comes across Norwich City's identity could they return it to Carrow Road as soon as possible please?

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