With Boxing Day’s disappointing capitulation by Nottingham Forest at Norwich City’s hands, the headlines largely wrote themselves as we surrendered a good lead to only take a point from the game.
Reports on Thursday in the press claimed that manager Aitor Karanka had ‘lost’ the dressing room at the City Ground, presumably more based on his methods and style of management as although we have dropped to tenth in the Championship table, we are only three points off the Play-Off spots and despite some hiccups, the first half of the 2018/19 campaign has been largely good on a results front.
Sky Sports reported yesterday evening that they had been contacted by two players who wished to remain anonymous completely rejecting the assertions and other reports had claimed that a number of players had texted the gaffer overnight to show their support when the claims began breaking.
Yes, we’ve had a blip in recent matches, and we’ve drawn more games than we would’ve liked when we arguably should’ve taken victory, but it’s way too early to be talking this kind of nonsense. There are those in the fanbase who haven’t warmed to the Spaniard, but plenty have and after another couple of victories I’d be amazed if this was ever referenced again.