Date: 22nd February 2017 at 4:22pm
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Good performances don’t always win you games but they give you a much greater chance of doing so and at the moment Town are arguably in their best spell of form, in what has been a disappointing season.

Four games against tough opposition and we have come away undefeated every time, with one win and three draws. Next up is our fiercest rivals from Norfolk and the game is live on SKy Sports Two this coming Sunday afternoon and the kick off is at midday.

It promises to be a challenging encounter and of course our form on live television of late has been pretty miserable to say the least.

Supporters from around the globe will be meeting in bars and restaurants to watch the Blues in action and let us hope the Blues have a bit more fire in their bellies than they did against Lincoln City in that live televised cup game.

That said, since then The Imps have gone on to beat both Championship leaders Brighton and Premiership club Burnley and now find themselves facing Arsenal in an FA Cup quarter final and this is the first time a side from outside the full time professional syndicate has got this far for a 103 years!

In hindsight then, our defeat no longer looks so galling but it was not just the result that night that was disasterous but our limp performance too.

But let us not dwell too long on the past and instead look forward to this encounter with the folks on the other side of the divide.

Norwich City lie in 7th place in the Championship – but are 7 points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday who are in 6th, having lost more ground in the playoff race with an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to relegation threatened Burton Albion last weekend.

There will no motivation needed for for this one and with the long list of injuries incurred by Town and the absence of Tom Lawrence we will do well to come away with a point because at home Norwich are usually very strong.

The hope however is that we can take our recent good form into this match and it was encouraging to see Freddie Sears on the score sheet against Leeds and if David McGoldrick can add goals to his game too, then there is still hope of an upset.

Frank Weston – Editor of Vital Ipswich


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