Norwich and Ipswich cancel each other out as status anxiety looms | Paul MacInnes

26 February 2017 05:25
The East Anglian rivals, who drew 1-1 at Carrow Road in the Championship, both yearn to return to the top flight but are enduring frustrating seasonsFor much of this East Anglian derby the main subject of debate between opposing supporters was Ipswich Town’s recent history. Their 15 continuous years in the Championship is the longest current run of any club in any of the three Football League divisions and Norwich City fans gave it an ironic minute’s applause at the relevant point in the match. Ipswich fans responded with the following chant: “Fifteen years in the Championship, we’re still famous and you’re still [word that almost rhymes with Championship].”It was a decent bout of ribaldry between two clubs that are more evenly matched than they like to think. Ipswich have the history, Sir Alf, Sir Bobby, the Uefa Cup and all that. Norwich have the more recent pedigree, spending four of the past six seasons in the Premier League (they have also not lost to Ipswich since 2009). But while no one can take Portman Road’s honours board away, however long ago it was last updated, the Carrow Road club is currently enduring a prolonged bout of status anxiety. Related: Brighton go top after Anthony Knockaert seals points against Reading Related: Football League your thoughts: Newcastle come back to save a point Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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