Excitement is mounting in Norfolk as Norwich City’s relegation campaign kicks off this weekend with a bottom-of-the-table clash against mighty Crystal Palace.
The Canaries are confident of finishing in the bottom three after their play-off victory at Wembley in May.
And cocky Norwich fans are sure their plucky Carrow Road heroes won’t let them down.
Dwayne Pipe, who lives in Great Yarmouth with his sister and their two young children, boasted: “If we play to our true potential, we’ll definitely go down.
“In manager Alex Neil we have a man who will be able to restrict Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City to scoring just five goals against us. And the likes of Liverpool will be lucky to get three.”
Club owner Delia Smith is sure her team will cook up a relegation treat. A pal said: “She loves a relegation battle and can’t wait to get started.
“Delia is a wise old bird. She knows being in the bottom three puts the club in the spotlight, and that can only be a good thing.”
Defeat at home against Palace will set up the relegation campaign nicely, with the south Londoners’ new striker – ex-Ipswich Town star Connor Wickham – expecting to get a hattrick.
Meanwhile, Ipswich, who are Norwich’s bigger East Anglian neighbours, begin their season with a Championship trip to one of the country’s biggest clubs, Brentford.
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