‘It can take just one win and Norwich’s season can be back on track’ - Iwan Roberts
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Don’t throw in the towel! Defeat at home to Watford left City rock bottom of the Premier League, extending a dreadful run of results in which they have won just one point from their last seven games.
Yes, we're all hurting, but it's not the worst run the club's had in the top flight.
Back in 2013-14 the team won just one point from eight Premier League games - and that point came when Neil Adams took his team to Stamford Bridge to face Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
It was a run that would eventually relegate the side as it came right at the end of the season, unlike this one. Neil's team had no time and no games to get out of trouble, unlike Daniel Farke's.
It's a tough time at the minute - it's no fun watching your team lose week in, week out; it gets demoralising for everyone and it's going to take everyone to get out of this slump the club's in at the minute. The players can't do it without the support of the yellow army. Everyone needs to stick together - that's the only way the club will get out of this predicament.
The lads have 26 games still to play - that's 78 points up for grabs - and somehow they need to find the pace, intensity and confidence they showed and played with at the start of this season. It can take just one win and Norwich's season can be back on track.
- Raheem Stirling was suspended by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday night's European qualifying game at Wembley against Montenegro, England's 1,000th game as a footballing nation.
Raheem got himself into an altercation with Joe Gomez, which ended up in a bit of a scuffle, handbags at 10 paces by the sounds of it if you ask me!
Words were exchanged between the two players towards the end of the Liverpool v Manchester City game last Sunday, and it's obviously spilled over between Stirling and Gomez after they'd turned up for England duty.
It happened a lot in my day. I probably saw players falling out and having a bit of fisticuffs at every club I played for, but I never saw anything like this when I turned up to meet with the Welsh squad.
I've had a few fallings out in the past - the worst one was when I was playing for Leicester when myself and our left-back, Neil Lewis, went at it during a warm-down after training. Neil's performance during training had been poor and I started mocking him about it - which didn't go down well at all.
Neil flipped and came towards me and I thought, 'wow! He's brave' seeing as I'm 6ft 3in and 14st and he's 5ft 8in and 10st soaking wet! Anyway, a few punches were thrown before the lads jumped in to separate the two of us and made sure neither of us could swing another one.
As we all walked in towards the dressing room at the training ground I walked up to Neil, put my hand out and shook his hand and apologised for what I said. Id told him that I was only messing about, that I hadn't meant what I'd said. In all fairness to him he told me not to apologise and that the incident was all his fault, that he'd over reacted to something or nothing, but had done so as he was having some off-field problems and my comments were the straw that broke the camel's back.
Minutes after we'd been throwing haymakers at each other we were friends again, and that's what these incidents are like - emotions run high, people say things, players fall out, but soon enough have kissed and made up.
- We say goodbye to a great man on Friday - but sadly I won't be able to attend big Duncan Forbes's funeral service at Carrow Road as I'm thousands of miles away in Baku for Wales' qualifier here on Saturday night against Azerbaijan.
I would love to be there to pay my respects and say a final goodbye to Duncan. I'm sure he'll be given the send-off a true City legend deserves.
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