They’re due one, aren’t they?

20/08/16

By Duncan Edwards Let’s face it; they’re due one. We’ve comprehensively beaten them for what feels like forever and it’s entirely feasible there’s a section of their fans that have never seen them beat us. I say entirely feasible but they’ve been losing fans as quick as a roundabout Xmas tree drops its needles in […]

Let's face it; they're due one.

We've comprehensively beaten them for what feels like forever and it's entirely feasible there's a section of their fans that have never seen them beat us.

I say entirely feasible but they've been losing fans as quick as a roundabout Xmas tree drops its needles in recent years, so perhaps these "newer" fans are as difficult to find as Marcus Evans' wallet seems to have been lately.

The thing is though, being "due" means little. Perhaps it has some relevance when teams are equally matched but the fact is that, generally, the better team wins more often than not. This has been borne out in this fixture for a few years and I can see little reason for it changing now.

They do have home advantage, an advantage that is being somewhat undermined by their inability to sell tickets. Of course, their owner is an expert in this field but the only realistic target market for him here is seagulls, they always seem to flock to a dump in their thousands.

No, the only realistic danger to Norwich City is complacency. We have a squad overflowing with players that would walk into their first team. They don't have the class of Hoolahan, Brady, Naismith or Klose. They don't have the bite and tenacity of Howson or Tettey and you know what? They don't have a striker that could hold a candle to Cameron Jerome.

I reckon we'll win. I reckon we'll win comfortably.

They might be "due".

We're also due an Ice Age and Jon Punt is clearly due a visit to the knackers yard. None of which are imminent (Jon's wife's protestations aside).

There's no reason why them getting one over on us should be either. I suggest we continue to enjoy our superiority.

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