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After years of little progress, City finally look capable of uniting their fanbase



Ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-oh, up the Football League we go was the cry of the travelling Yellow Army at 1-0 up at Derby?s iPro Stadium last Wednesday, a song of jubilance and triumph not sung with such fervour by those who follow City since that glorious Paul Lambert epoch of 2009 and 2012.
The following day, tickets to Nottingham Forest away in just under two weeks? time had sold out.
Two days later, after what sounded an undeserved defeat at home to Stoke City, an evocative rendition of On the Ball City reverberated around Carrow Road. For once, and after what has seemed like an eternity, Norwich City appear to be a club and a fanbase united in a buoyant sense of optimism, passion and collective spirit.
And about time too. The last two seasons have been characterised by relentless disappointment and underachievement, whether it be Alex Neil?s hapless away form during the winter of 2017/18 or Daniel Farke?s defensive capitulations at Villa Park, the New Den, the KCOM Stadium or Loftus Road. Take your pick; there really have been so many moments of despondence, disillusionment and dismay. But times are changing. As it appears most fans have agreed, City are a genuinely improved Championship outfit this campaign, striking a balance between defensive solidity and attacking fluidity and successfully combining resilience off the ball with aesthetics on it. Such a balance is precisely what is required to flourish in this notoriously gruelling league.
Despite our slow start, some of us spot...
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