Rotation, rotation, rotation. Probably what Jez Moxey would say if he was still here. He's not, but Ffion Thomas did make the intrepid journey so she could bring you these words...
Random star performer
Whichever member of the Norwich City social media team decided it would be a good idea to publish a tweet on Friday night informing fans of the fun fact that ‘Burton Albion have lost each of their last 8 home games in the Sky Bet Championship’. Absolutely textbook.
Moments of the match
Nothing happened, so congratulations to Sky Sports for managing to stretch their online highlights video to 41 seconds (generously comprising of three Burton attempts and one from Norwich).
Obviously frustrating to follow up a good win at Birmingham with a no-show against another set of opposition that were absolutely there for the taking, both on paper and in reality. Burton were organised enough but offered little that wasn’t easily dealt with – the game was crying out for just one moment of quality in attack or creativity from midfield, and had it come to pass we’d surely be two points better off right now.
We won’t know until ten to five on Monday whether his long game gamble in making so many changes has paid off. Home discomforts should we not make it seven points from the week’s three games have clearly deemed it necessary the 48 hour workload must be distributed in this way, which is a shame but on balance probably not a surprise.
Biggest positive to take
Lots of fresh players for Monday…
Despite the dire fare on the pitch, there was rarely a lull in the singing and the away fans backed the team throughout.
Not one that will live long in the memory, and a smash and grab would have been undeserved. Sadly a gimme three points for pretty much every other side in the division has bypassed us. Take the shrink-wrap off your new club shop calendar and most of our January and February fixtures make for grim reading, so with all our most precious and fragile eggs having been duly transferred into one basket, a win to kick off 2018 is imperative.
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