What’s the most pressing issue for Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke?
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There were always going to be teething problems.
You would hope that no Norwich City fan is panicking unduly – it's only the second league game of the season after a summer of unprecedented change at the club.
But there were concerns.
Defensively the personnel has changed but the issues remain. City still look like they have a soft centre and until they can start defending set-pieces better then it could be an arduous season.
But there were problems at the other end of the pitch as well. City weren't peppering Sunderland's goal with efforts all afternoon and, whilst the approach play was pleasing on the eye, more purpose has to be carried for Norwich to thrive.
Perhaps it's time for Nelson Oliveira to be further re-integrated with the Portuguese striker having the ability to produce a piece of magic.
Arguably the most surprising aspect of Sunday's game is the rate at which it seems Sunderland have adjusted to their new Championship surroundings.
- 1 Travellers set up 'unauthorised' camp in popular park
- 2 Massive care village and research park planned for edge of Norwich
- 3 Large aircraft in shape of whale spotted above Norfolk
- 4 Why is Norfolk not introducing a hosepipe ban?
- 5 Mods and rockers taking over Norfolk town for classic bike and scooter meet
- 6 'Risk of injury' - Aldi recalls product due to safety fears
- 7 Norfolk attraction to hold its largest ever fireworks display
- 8 Warning to pet owners after chocolate dumped in seaside village
- 9 Woman filmed being raped while she was unconscious, court told
- 10 High Court threat to A47 dualling plan
Simon Grayson's pragmatic approach certainly drew the Canaries' sting after a promising opening before Daniel Farke's men were picked off.
It's early days but Farke will know as well as anyone that tangible progress has got to be seen against QPR on Wednesday for fans not to start going from concerned to restless.