Football League: six things you may have missed so far this season

24 August 2023 09:10
Promotion hopes in East Anglia, worries in Yorkshire, surprise leaders and a fan running the line at PortsmouthNext season marks 30 years since Norwich and Ipswich last met in the top flight. Both sides were relegated at the end of the 1994-95 season and have only played each other in the second division since. Norwich have enjoyed the upper hand in recent years – they haven’t lost the East Anglian derby since 2009. That could be about to change, though – after four seasons spinning their wheels in League One, the Tractor Boys have returned to the Championship with a bang. Kieran McKenna’s side have won their first three games to top the table – and Norwich’s unbeaten start under David Wagner suggests an “Old Firm” promotion battle could be on the cards. A tight-knit, organised outfit, Ipswich are determined to remain a “humble group” according to defender Cameron Burgess. Whether or not they maintain their impressive start, they will surely have an eye on 16 December, when Norwich come to Portman Road with that long unbeaten derby record to protect. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian