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Norwich stats this season 17:55 - Jul 11 with 1709 viewsTommyparker

24th league defeat - in no league season in their history have they lost more.
Fewest away goals in a season 7 lowest ever in PL history
Failing to score a League- high 17th game this season.
Norwich have been relegated from the PL for a record fifth time.
Nine of the 11 players that started against West Ham today also started the final Championship game of last season.
While Aston Villa spent more than 100 million after winning promotion, Norwich spent a fraction of that sum, with 750,000 for West Ham Sam Byram one of their biggest outlays.
Only highlights for Norwich beating Man City, Everton away & 2 home draws against Tottenham & Arsenal.
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Norwich stats this season on 18:15 - Jul 11 with 1598 viewsBLUEBEAT

Their response will be they’ve been planning for the bigger picture.

They never expected/planned to get promotion this season.

It’s seen as a bonus boost of millions of pounds to help cement them as a top Championship side and ultimately a secure Premiership side.

The stats look nice and we can all hope on a double-relegation, I guess...
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Norwich stats this season on 18:21 - Jul 11 with 1573 viewsJimmyJazz

So who is in the best position - assuming Villa get relegated? Norwich or Villa?

But, does a team with stats this bad bounce straight back? I'm not so sure they will bounce straight back, for sure they have fixed their finances though

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Norwich stats this season on 19:13 - Jul 11 with 1470 viewsArnieM

Oh the narwich fans will No doubt be bigging themselves up in terms of “ look how much money our club has “..... “look at what our club can secure in transfer fees”, we’re a well run club blsh blah blah .

Truth is it’s all plastic. Players taking big salaries .... moving on to Big clubs for big fees .... Delia pocketing the dosh.... They are and always have been a Championship outfit. They yo- yo up n down , never actually competing in the Premier League ( Sheffield Utd are, Bournemouth, Fulham, Palace, Swansea all did to some extent ). Scum just bob around the PL in the bottom three , then come down with ridiculous amounts of parachute money got basically “failure”.

Would i want Town to do this ? Not really . The PL is one big con. The only people to prosper are the players and the owners.

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Norwich stats this season on 19:24 - Jul 11 with 1432 viewsBloomBlue

They will probably also see earning £90million (ish) for finishing bottom of the league as a highlight
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Norwich stats this season on 19:30 - Jul 11 with 1412 viewsTangledupin_Blue

Norwich stats this season on 19:13 - Jul 11 by ArnieM

Oh the narwich fans will No doubt be bigging themselves up in terms of “ look how much money our club has “..... “look at what our club can secure in transfer fees”, we’re a well run club blsh blah blah .

Truth is it’s all plastic. Players taking big salaries .... moving on to Big clubs for big fees .... Delia pocketing the dosh.... They are and always have been a Championship outfit. They yo- yo up n down , never actually competing in the Premier League ( Sheffield Utd are, Bournemouth, Fulham, Palace, Swansea all did to some extent ). Scum just bob around the PL in the bottom three , then come down with ridiculous amounts of parachute money got basically “failure”.

Would i want Town to do this ? Not really . The PL is one big con. The only people to prosper are the players and the owners.


You want looking at!

Would I rather be languishing in the third tier or would I prefer promotion to the PL and have a go at staying there for a few years, even if I go down again and have another go? Hmm; now let me think...

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Norwich stats this season on 20:02 - Jul 11 with 1324 viewsfactual_blue

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Norwich stats this season on 20:08 - Jul 11 with 1311 viewsEastTownBlue

Most unfair.

They also beat Leicester at home.
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Norwich stats this season on 19:30 - Jul 11 by Tangledupin_Blue

You want looking at!

Would I rather be languishing in the third tier or would I prefer promotion to the PL and have a go at staying there for a few years, even if I go down again and have another go? Hmm; now let me think...


Agreed, what we'd do for that currently

The sad thing is, they can probably go and spend £20 million next season in the Championship and strengthen

They'll probably flog one of Aarons, Cantwell, Godfrey or Lewis for decent cash too

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Norwich stats this season on 22:48 - Jul 11 with 1080 viewsElderGrizzly

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Norwich stats this season on 22:55 - Jul 11 with 1060 viewsstonojnr

Norwich stats this season on 19:30 - Jul 11 by Tangledupin_Blue

You want looking at!

Would I rather be languishing in the third tier or would I prefer promotion to the PL and have a go at staying there for a few years, even if I go down again and have another go? Hmm; now let me think...


yep exactly, and to be relegated 5 times from the premiership, you first have to have been promoted to that higher league that many times to be there.

weve been relegated 2 times from the premiership in the 28 years since it was founded, because weve only been promoted to it 2 times, we are now languishing midtable in League 1, and not one Town fan would remotely feel confident of promotion in the next season whenever that may happen.

is a season of pain playing against the top sides in the country really that bad if the downside is you end up totally financially secure and just yoyo between Prem & Championship constantly ?

even if Town were promoted next season, and by some miracle the season after, it would still be 20 years since Town were last in the top division. 20 flippin years!!!

dont get me wrong I enjoy seeing them relegated, but for all the bad records they might have set this season, theyre in a better position than us for sure
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Norwich stats this season on 07:27 - Jul 12 with 848 viewseastangliaisblue

Norwich stats this season on 19:30 - Jul 11 by Tangledupin_Blue

You want looking at!

Would I rather be languishing in the third tier or would I prefer promotion to the PL and have a go at staying there for a few years, even if I go down again and have another go? Hmm; now let me think...


Exactly this. I would take the season they have just had, over any we have had in the last 18 years or so.
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Norwich stats this season on 10:54 - Jul 12 with 658 viewsElephantintheRoom

I think there are two reasons for this, both of which are fairly obvious and somewhat admirable.

1. They overspent on rubbish players last time they got promoted and were determined not to make the same mistake again

2. They have a plan and are sticking to it. Even to the extent that promotion last season was a surprise to everyone.

This sort of assumes they wont sink without trace like most relegated teams do now that their underperforming and now overpaid players are so comfortable with their limited 'success'.

Personally I think they will follow the Huddersfield model next season and struggle to survive because of the millstone of parachute payments

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