Cool Cameron Jerome showing he can be Norwich City’s star striker
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I don't care what anyone says you can't keep giving teams a two-goal start and expect your forwards to keep getting you out of jail.
Norwich City again went in at half-time 2-0 down against Birmingham City but, unlike at Cardiff, they couldn't rescue another victory, although they did manage a point.
Yes, we all want to see attacking entertaining football but players have to remember their defensive duties in the team. I thought it was two points dropped against Birmingham rather than one gained as in my opinion City should really be steamrolling over teams like Lee Clark's men with the squad that Neil has to choose from.
On the positive side I thought Cameron Jerome's two goals were outstanding finishes. His first goal was a brilliant finish as believe you me they are easy to miss.
You have to make sure you get your body over the ball to keep the shot down which Cameron did superbly. It's easy to lash at the ball and send it into row Z but Jerome watched the ball all the way to his foot and guided it into the back of the net. His second was a terrific header and once again he was so cool.
I think he knew he had to loop the ball over Randolph otherwise he wouldn't have scored. If he'd gone for more power with his header I think the keeper would have saved it. Cameron is already showing that he's capable of scoring all types of goals and if he carries on at this rate he won't be far off getting 25-plus this season.
Neil decided to make 11 changes when the club visited League Two outfit Shrewsbury Town in the third round of The Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
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I have to say I can't blame him and I think all of you will agree with me when I say it was a strong starting XI with the likes of Gary Hooper, Jonny Howson, Gary O'Neil, Carlos Cuellar and highly rated midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe all starting for the Canaries.
For me it was a team that really should have put Norwich into the fourth round of the competition but for one reason or another it wasn't to be.
It was probably the biggest upset of the night as I think the majority of people were expecting Norwich to go through after the great start they've made to the season.
But all credit to Shrewsbury Town they deserved to be in the hat for the fourth-round draw, where they will face Chelsea, as they were the better side.
Norwich never really got going and on the night and didn't muster one single effort on the opposition's goal which is probably the most disappointing aspect of the game.