Ipswich Town have sunk to the bottom of the Championship and sacked their manager - but do Norwich City supporters want to see the Tractor Boys relegated?

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A 2-1 home defeat to Derby County at Portman Road last night saw Peterborough United move above Town, thanks to a 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town.

It was Town’s third successive loss and extended their winless streak to 10 matches.

This afternoon the Suffolk club confirmed it had parted company with Jewell by mutual consent.

It is easy for Norwich City supporters to laugh at their Suffolk neighbours from their position of 15th in the Premier League, a full 29 places further up the ladder of English football.

However, we want to know if supporters would actually like to see their arch rivals sink to the third tier, League One, or if they would prefer the two teams to be in the same division.

If Town were to be relegated at the end of this season it would guarantee a third successive season without an East Anglian derby league fixture for supporters of both sides to savour, even if Norwich were to be relegated as well.

When both teams are in the same division, the two matches are the first that both sets of supporters look for when the fixtures are published at the start of the season.

So would City fans prefer to see Town recover from their current woes and join them in the Premier League? Or is seeing your rivals suffer more satisfying?

During the 2010/11 season City emerged victorious in both fixtures; a glorious 4-1 win at Carrow Road in November, before a historic 5-1 win at Portman Road in April which helped City towards their second-place finish, and promotion to the riches of the Premier League.

And while the Canaries may have the upper hand at the moment, the East Anglian derby has provided plenty of happy memories for Town fans over the years as well, including a 5-0 thrashing of City at Portman Road in February 1998.

Since the local rivals first clashed in 1946 Town have won 40 of their 93 matches, with Norwich victorious in 36 of them and 17 ending in stalemate.

But when will we next see the two teams battle for the local bragging rights?

- Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below, sending an email to david.freezer@archant.co.uk or tweeting @davefreezer

- Also cast your vote in the poll above and we will reveal the results and your views in tomorrow’s Norwich Evening News.

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48 comments

  • They bullied creditors into accepting a pittance to avoid bankruptcy and now they're getting their just deserts

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    cutty

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • No, need to be playing each other in the highest league possible and Lowestoft in the football league with Dereham in Conference and rising. NorfolkSuffolk big enough to support 4 league teams .

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    Brian Wren

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • yes I would love to see Ipswich go down they gloated at us when we went down to division 1 it wil make my season we stay up and they go down good luck to the boys Saturday come on do villa.

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    gav1961

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Too right! Waving their money about when the Invisible Man took over. What goes around comes around. All they need now is Roeder or the hapless Bryan Gunn to complete their decline.

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    Mikey B

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Football has always been a game of fluctuating fortunes, City's star is in the ascendancy at present whilst the Prancing Donkey's has slipped off the radar, surely Norwich fans ought to show that they are above the level of mediocrity shown by the ITFC supporters and the East Anglian Daily times, don't take the pi&& it is not needed. What does worry me is where have the notorius Dipstick trolls vanished to? You know who I mean without naming them!

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    blackdog2

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • With no chance of a local derby in the foreseeable future I suggest they burn their goalposts so we can play them every 2 years for the ashes.

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    irongloves

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • The rise of the Trawler Boys means Lowestoft will pass Ipswich in three years time as they head for the Conference. Unless Fleming becomes the new 1p5wich manager!

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    Pondlife

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • The EDP should be withdraw this poll now, in fact they should never have started it. All it is doing is gathering the type of comments that under any other heading would have probably been removed by the moderators. And what is worse the people making the comments actually have the nerve to call themselves sportmen! Far from it in my book, just bigots who revel in someone elses misfortunes. This poll is ludicrous, and no I am not an Ipswich, or any other football club supporter before anyone asks.

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    Mr T

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • I agree with MBA Marine, I don't take any pleasure in their misfortune, despite the things that were said in the past, we rise above that. I am much more concerned that we secure our next season in the Premier League and give The Villans one in the shorts on Saturday.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Town are in a really poor state at the moment and it's going to be many years before they join us in the top tier. However, some of my best memories are City wins in derby games over the years and I confess that I miss them. Instead, I'll just have to make do with watching City take on Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and the like.

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    Robin Hood

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • what a daft poll, everyone wants to see the binners down

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    lordyfan

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Mikey B - Unfair comment about Bryan Gunn. Who brought Holty in then? Gunny still a legend to me. Miss the derby but not ready yet to meet them!

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    feebies

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Good point ref Trawlerboys, Pondy. Green Jack Brewery produces a beer of that name in honour of the club, whose ground is just across the road from the brewery. A lot of presence\influence of ex-Norwich personnel there. Loostuff should be in Naaarfolk!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • No, it's not good for East Anglia to have Ipswich in League 1. Lets not gloat yet, our own position is the premier league is far from certain this season

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    nathanp

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Spot on, mellow yellow.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • No I don't just want them to go down, I want them to go bust and go down ;)

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    Barclayncfc

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • In view of the verbals 1p5wich gave us when we went to Div 1 I relish their downfall ! I'd be delighted to see them play a derby against Sudbury...

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    Timbo

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • I do feel terribly sorry for Mr Jewell, I am sure that he has done everything within his power and budget to bring success to our neighbours, however it has not worked this time unfortunately. As a neutral supporter, I would like to see more support for our rivals, because without Ipswich Town we wouldn't have any serious local competition. Let us all hope what Ipswich Town find themselves a worthy new manager and meet us again some time soon for the East Anglian battle derby. On the ball you yellow canaries! Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Of course the newspapers hype things up. Last year the local Ipswich newspaper had an image with a horizontal "dead" canary logo with a caption " x days to relegation" which was updated everyday. Unsurprisingly it disappeared suddenly, when it became evident that NCFC stood little chance of being relegated. Couldn't care one way or another about ITFC. I am only interested in how we fare.

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    mellow yellow

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • I'm just disgusted at EDP for trying to whip up inter-club rivalry with headlines like this. There's enough angst between local clubs as it is, and especially after the disgraceful scenes from Hillsborough last week.

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    Pete Bogg

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Look, they're human beings with feelings like the rest of us, right? Generally yes, but I believe that some of them were dancing in the street when we abseiled into division one, so, I say let them suffer relegation, after all, it did us no harm did it? And I never said I was the boddisattva of compassion anyway. My sympathies are much more with Fraser Foster, who put on a magnificent display last night against the best team in the world, and but for another thirty seconds...

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • OH I DO WANT THE BINNERS RELEGATED . O.T.B.C. I.H.W.T.

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    yarco

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Look, they're human beings with feelings like the rest of us, right? Generally yes, but I believe that some of them were dancing in the street when we abseiled into division one, so, I say let them suffer relegation, after all, it did us no harm did it? And I never said I was the boddisattva of compassion anyway. My sympathies are much more with Fraser Foster, who put on a magnificent display last night against the best team in the world, and but for another thirty seconds...

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Wholeheartedly agree with Helen Twiddy. I'd happily watch them get relegated every year, in fact, I'd love to see them go bust. £70,000,000 in debt, can't imagine that looks too attractive to prospective managers....

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    Valpy Word

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • I can never understand why anyone would care about any team other than their own? Norwich have to stay in the Premier league that's for sure, although it is not as strong as it was a few years ago, it's still the League to be in if you live in the British Isles! If Norwich remain in the EPL then surely that is good enough for Norwich Supporters?

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    RoadWarrior

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Yes,I would love to see them go down.

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    scott eltringham

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • What a shame! As their squad is no good why can't we lend them some players who are not playing regularly so that they could be our junior club or feeder club instead of Leeds?

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • If it wasn't for interclub rivalry football wouldn't be the game it is. btw anyone seen the "voice of the fans" lately?

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    SussexYellow

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • As a Norwich supporter for almost 4 decades, I have seen the media hype up the Norwich Ipswich rivelry in a way they simply didn't do back in the 70s. It seems a bit artificial to me. I hope Ipswich stay up and eventually re-join us in the Premiership - the Old Farm Derby. I've got a lot more sympathy with a fellow rural club than the great metropolis ones.

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    bogbog

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • I have had a rye smile about there league position, perhaps they see from NCFC an S'hampton that dropping down is the fasted route to the Prem, as we well know the championship can hold you for many years, it would seem that hitting it running is best way to not get stuck! I hope they can stay up, why when they laughed when we went down? well because we are better than that!

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    MBA Marine

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • all the crowing they did when we went down to div 1.of course i would love to see them go down.the further the better.otbc.

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    bluelight

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • That's it, Jewell's gone.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • The media didn't hype up the rivalry in the 70s Bogbog because they didn't need to - it was real. Or did I imagine being hit in the face as I walked away from Portman Road after we beat them in the league cup, and a brick coming through our train window on another visit? Thankfully those days have gone (I hope) but suffice it to say I would LOVE to see them go down :)

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    SussexYellow

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Ipswich Town (or Norwich City Reserves) as they would become seems like a great idea Blackdog. They would have to get rid of those 'orrible blue shirts, though and wear Yellow and Green. Their Manager Paul Jewel has stepped aside, and will need replacing Who knows, Mr Lambert and co may soon be available , and he could apply for the job of Junior Manager. A wonderful career move!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • This is a sideshow. The only teams I would like to see relegated this season are any three from Reading, QPR, Wigan, Aston Villa, West Ham, Swansea or Stoke. Paul Jewell has been unable to stop the slide created by Roy Keane. The other day I read he was up for another managerial position. Who in their right mind would let him run anything?. And the TV companies ask him to join a panel of experts! Apart from petulance, cheating and violent conduct what is he an expert in? We may feel aggrieved that Hughton did not buy Jordan Rhodes for Norwich. How much worse would it feel knowing that superbrain gave him away? He's up there with Rodent and Gunn. Oh and Feebies, do not confuse legend with complete clueless idiot. Gunn did not discover Grant Holt, he was tipped of by a former Norwich player. Remember Whaley, and Theo Dropthecross if you are assessing Gunn's ability to sign players. The only thing legendary about Gunn was his conceit.

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    waclor

    Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • I would like to place on record my personal thanks to agent Jewell for the the wonderful job he has done i just wish that he had been allowed to finish his work. may be agent rodent will be signed to complete his work. OTBC

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    mckenz dv6

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Yes i for one Would love to see them Relegated, especially after the Note waving they did at Carrow Road and Clegg's comment about a Small Club getting Relegated., i'd feel sorry for all the Local businesses that would lose money when they go into Administration, Which will happen when they get relegated.

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    CanarySid

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Of course most Norwich fans would love to see ITFC relegated...and go bust too for some.Unfortunately both sets of supporters have their fair share of fans who can't handle the others success(even if success can only measured in current league position & one Milk cup win, not bad for 110 years.) Norwich fans hate talking history & Ipswich fans hate talking the here & now! I have friends who support 'the enemy' and nothing would please me more than the banter of a Premier League derby day. Unfortunately it won't be next year....not a Premier League one anyway.;-)

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    GorlestonBoy

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Personally, I'd rather have them in the same league as us and a guaranteed six points per season, hahahahahahaha ! No ! Oh well, let them rot then.

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    Bootneck R.M.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Im neither a city or town supporter - but having read the comments on here, I think the city lot should wake up and face reality - NCFC will be relegated, they leak goals, and only stayed up last year by the skin of their teeth - Against Arsenal you were lucky to face the worse arsenal performance for 30 years - but one game doesnt make a season. Yes its sad to see Ipswich in such a bad state of affairs - Far suppior history of trophy wins than city, far better ground.

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    pubmandave

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Jim Magilton must be wetting himself laughing.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • This poll should be stopped dead - right now. It is appalling that the EDP should seek to whip up such feelings at the expense of a football club going through tough times. I'm a strong NCFC supporter of 60 years, and I will not gloat at others misfortunes. Genuine NCFC supporters are better than that.

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    city-man

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • I do feel terribly sorry for Mr Jewell, I am sure that he has done everything within his power and budget to bring success to our neighbours, however it has not worked this time unfortunately. As a neutral supporter, I would like to see more support for our rivals, because without Ipswich Town we wouldn't have any serious local competition. Let us all hope what Ipswich Town find themselves a worthy new manager and meet us again some time soon for the East Anglian battle derby. On the ball you yellow canaries! Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Schadenfreude is a very negative condition. I watched the Fulham 6 Norwich 1 game on a pub telly in Suffolk. The joy at this outcome amid the 1p5wich mob was immense. Clegg`s remarks about us didn`t endear him to Norwich fans either. In this one-horse town there is an Ipswich fan-ess who is married to a Leicester fan. That`s self regulation! My instinct is to gloat but I don`t want to be like a Tractorboys follower. It`d be better for the East Anglian football scene if they got their act together. Just think, if they were in the Prem now at least we`d have a guaranteed 6 points toward our own survival.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • What sort of a stupid question is this?! HELL YEAH of course i would love to see them go down!

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    Helen Twiddy

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Oh, and Mr Clegg....how is that small club to the North doing....?? MUG

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    Valpy Word

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • All city fans will love it if they go down,thats 2 high profile managers & backward progress,be interesting to see what the invisible arms dealer does now,gates are small for the' big' club the fans are not thick n thin like city.personally i can live witjout the derby,white hart lane is a better day out.

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    osm yellow

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • People moan and groan about the edp doing this poll, they should take a look at the EADT sometime for they are worse. I use the same yardstick and gloat the same amount as what Town fans did when we were relegated. Their club has been heading this way for the last 2-3 seasons, and nothing has been done to halt the slide. You reap what you sow, am I sorry...why should I be, were they sorry over our troubles ? Nah £66 mill in debt and facing League 1. Future certainly doesn't look bright.

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    gordon52

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

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