FOOTBALL: The Walks stadium next week will be hosting two of Norwich City under-23s’ Premier League Two fixtures for the 2021/2022 season.
On Monday the Canaries will entertain West Brom (7pm) while Friday, October 1 sees Norwich City U23 versus Fulham (7pm).
Meanwhile, all appears not well down the road at Norwich City with Daniel Farke taking a little swipe at some social media criticism of some of his players last week.
It has been a bad start for the Canaries’ life back in the Premier League, suffering five straight defeats which sees them rooted to the bottom of the league with a big fat zero in the points column.
I agree with the assessment by some that they have had a tough set of opening fixtures, in having to face the opening firepower of both Liverpool and Manchester City that is a tough ask of anyone, but the following three fixtures?
Leicester City have lost more games than they have won, the problems at Arsenal have been well documented for months and finally Watford last Saturday, who hadn’t won since the opening game of the season walk away with the three points from what some were calling a “six pointer” before kick-off.
By their standards Norwich spent big in the summer, recruiting from around Europe in an attempt to stay in the riches of the Premier League.
The voices from in and around Carrow Road in the summer was that the mistakes from two seasons ago had been learned from and wouldn’t be repeated this time but the frustration is clearly simmering just below the surface among the Canary faithful.
Farke and his team were treated like gods last season, and rightly so, following their Championship winning campaign following relegation the previous season, it was a tremendous achievement.
Now though those same supporters will be wanting to stay in the toughest league in the world for more than 12 months and they are concerned that following only five games the “R” of relegation is already written on the wall. It gets no easier with a visit to Rafa’s Everton tomorrow followed by the delights of Burnley’s Turf Moor in a week’s time. Things may turn but expect some choppy seas as we enter the changeable Autumn weather.