We can easily get clouded on what’s happening in our backyard. A Town fan takes time out to compare both clubs…
City seem to lack any kind of consistency this season. I’ll sum it up as pretty football with no end product from what I’ve seen. The Canaries still have quality players for this level of football in my opinion, but I’m not convinced the Huddersfield model is going to work for Norwich. To my mind Daniel Farke looks a bit out of his depth, and he’ll likely Farke off in the summer?
How can a Championship club turn out with two senior strikers in the squad? Which brings me onto Ipswich.
On the other hand, Town have effectively added four goal scorers this season, bargain buys from Glasgow Rangers in Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner plus a quality young Manchester City loan signing in Bersant Celina plus the added benefit of David McGoldrick being fit again (apart from nearly having his bollox ripped off in a horror tackle recently against Sheffield Wednesday). If the defending is sorted out, which at times is comically bad, the playoffs are well within reach.
The crowds are still extremely low at Portman Road based on a combination of scepticism after last season’s dross and a perceived apathy from the board, which has now rubbed off onto fans. My feelings fall into the latter category. I don’t feel the club cares enough about its fans, but we’re far from the only team in that position, and it’s a problem with football in general.
There are lessons to be learned, both from each other’s clubs. NCFC are certainly miles better at marketing themselves which I believe has help massively to keep crowd attendances at a very good level. From where I am, cracks are beginning to show based on this season’s offering and ultimately lack of goals and excitement?
By Gran Turismo