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Arsenal away, that’s where we should have been on Saturday, just in case you have lost track.

There has been plenty of speculation about the potential long-term effects of the current crisis and how the world will look once the pandemic is over.

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Is football being singled out for treatment over its approach to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic? Chris Lakey looks at where the sport stands

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As the enforced isolation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic continues to tighten its grip upon us all, it’s important to appreciate just how badly the absence of football and its associated social networks can affect the mental wellbeing of those around us.

One day we’re talking about Tim Krul’s heroics to send Norwich City through to the FA Cup quarter final and the next thing you know we’re watching videos of Tommy Trybull doing keepy ups with a loo roll and Korey Smith performing amazing tricks with a tea bag.

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Football has taught me a lot about life and as one of the many parents now faced with the prospect of adding ‘teacher’ to my list of daily duties, these are the lessons I will be falling back on while the schools are closed.

I’ve seen some strange things and experienced some weird moments, during my decades as a sports journalist.

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The great soul singer Irma Thomas once sang “You don’t miss a good thing until its gone.” How right she was.

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We all love football. We love playing football. We love watching and talking about it and we’ll all miss it like crazy for the foreseeable future,

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I personally don’t think Norwich score enough scruffy goals!

Defeat to Sheffield United might just have provided clues to a shift in Daniel Farke’s thinking for the Premier League end game.

When a Norwich City museum eventually opens Tim Krul’s water bottle should be one of the star exhibits.

Daniel Farke was pitch perfect in his dissection of Norwich City’s Premier League woes after defeat at Sheffield United. But the tune still has a mournful refrain.

Could it be that the footballing gods have, somewhat belatedly, decided to smile on Daniel Farke?

Tim Krul enhanced his reputation among City fans with a match-winning display at Spurs – Chris Lakey looks at the master of the goalkeeping arts.

I was the tender age of just 23 and in the middle of my second season, scoring 34 goals for my second club Huddersfield Town, when Norwich City last reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup – I’m now 51, so it’s fair to say it’s been a long time coming!

As Norwich City prepare to find some silver lining to their season at Tottenham, Chris Lakey wonders whether some fans are a little too content with their lot...

Norwich City’s fine victory over Leicester City on Friday night felt like the ultimate morale boosting win until Watford redefined the term less than 24 hours later.

It was yet another case of deja vu for Norwich City at Molineux last Sunday where, once again, they made a bright start, dominated the early exchanges but failed to take the couple of chances that came their way.

I reckon it was at about 2.30pm on Sunday, February 23 when for the first time I really thought Norwich were heading back to the Championship.

We know Daniel Farke wants to stay at Norwich City. Now the head coach must work out who stays with him.

Justin Fashanu was inducted into the Hall of Fame at The National Football Museum last week.

The Premier League and its propaganda arm Sky Sports see football as all about glamour.

I thought the Norwich City lads were magnificent on Saturday against the runaway leaders, their application to a man was top class, their work rate and organisation was as good as I’ve seen this season and it had to be to limit Liverpool to just five shots on Tim Krul’s goal.

Daniel Farke might have had another reason for keeping Emi Buendia in reserve against Newcastle and Liverpool.

It’s official. There is no force known to man that is stronger than the current Liverpool team.

Cut adrift at the bottom. Applauded from the field. The final act of Norwich City’s Premier League quest is proving a disorientating mix of emotions.

It’s only six months since that sticky early August evening at Anfield when City kicked off their season but as they prepare for the return fixture all the hopes and dreams we took with us that day have largely evaporated.

Having come back from their two-week winter break the lads should have returned fully refreshed and raring to go for what is now a 13-game season for Norwich City.

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