First, I’d like to just register my protest against all the games being played at the same time on a Sunday. What do the powers that be have against a 3PM kickoff on a Saturday?
Anyway, we lost, but I’m totally convinced that we’d have won this if we had Grealish and McGinn playing.
I thought the game was very even and the big difference was that Norwich were a bit more clinical in their finishing.
That said, the game missed someone who could take it by the scruff of the neck and either of our mainstays could have achieved just that.
Never mind, the result means nothing and our opponents in the play-offs continue to not scare me in the slightest.
Albion lost to Derby and the truth is, if we play to our best, I don’t rate either of them as good as us.
The fact is we face Albion at home first and I’d take us to beat them over two legs, no problem, the usual derby game issues apart.
As for Leeds, they couldn’t even beat a relegated 10 man side in Ipswich.
Did they throw this game?
I haven’t a clue, but the result can’t have been positive, although I believe they’re our biggest obstacle to getting promoted.
So while I hand out plaudits to Alan Hutton and Birkir Bjarnason, who are probably now done at the Villa, so I have to say I don’t believe Norwich have a chance of staying up next season.
It’s not sour grapes at all and I think they totally deserve the Championship title.
But it shows the gulf to the Premier league and I just doubt Norwich will have the required resources.
Which is a sad state of affairs.