There needs to be a packed departure lounge at Norwich City this summer

Jonathan Kodjia scores Aston Villa's opening goal in their victory over Norwich City at Villa Park.

Jonathan Kodjia scores Aston Villa's opening goal in their victory over Norwich City at Villa Park. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Another defeat. Defensive errors have once again let us down and put shame to what was an otherwise encouraging performance. Can't this season be over already?

Two wins in the last 10 league outings have left Norwich languishing down in ninth place.

You have to feel for the poor fans that hold their away season tickets for the atrocious performances they've had the misfortune of suffering over the course of the season.

The faint hope felt last week of reaching the play-offs seems almost laughable now.

How many times are we going to be pointing to our defence and asking questions before something changes at the Colney training centre?


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Week after week we seem to be making basic errors and, it seems irrespective of who the manager is, nothing changes.

I remember watching games home and away under Lambert and even if we lost, more often than not we lost in the right way.

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Players fought until the last minute and left everything out on the pitch.

We had a culture of bringing in young, hungry players who wanted to prove themselves and we also had a few handy loan players that are now littered amongst top Premier League clubs.

I look across our squad now and we're left with the dregs of the Chris Hughton and Alex Neil eras.

The club is saturated with ageing players, likely to be on over-inflated wages and no desire to move until their contract runs out because there's probably no other clubs that will match their current deal.

So how do we inspire change?

A new manager is a start but it's all about process. How we bring through youth players, utilise the loan system, what type of players we bring into the club and what deals we give them.

Our performance in the transfer market has been as shrewd as Rodney Trotter in the past couple of years and this season we've paid for it.

Like most fans, I've written off this season already and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a packed departure lounge in the summer.

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