Status anxiety looms as Norwich and Ipswich cancel each other out


East Anglian rivals Norwich and Ipswich, who drew 1-1 at Carrow Road in the Championship, are both enduring frustrating seasons

For much of this East Anglian derby the main subject of debate between opposing supporters was Ipswich’s recent history. 15 continuous years in the Championship is the longest current run of any league club in any division and Norwich 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 also haven’t 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.

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Source: Football News
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