'Fans Deserve Better': Norwich And More As Supporters React To Games
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'Fans Deserve Better': Norwich Fans Among Those Reacting To Weekend Games

Alex Fletcher March 17, 2022

It’s time for part two of this week’s social media reaction to the Premier League weekend.

Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Merseyside is a place filled with footballing passion. Two historic top flight clubs alongside many other teams occupy different places in the football league. However, it’s been a case of Merseyside misery for the fans of Everton in recent weeks.

For a club who have been in the top flight of English football for as long as they can remember, the prospect of facing relegation is nothing short of disastrous. But that is the sad reality for the Toffees. While the players have taken a significant amount of blame from the fans in the stands, social media has singled out the clubs hierarchy as the culprits.

Poor investment seems to be the key for Everton fans. With a very high net spend and not much to show for it, you can understand their frustrations. Relegation to the championship may be seen as the final nail in the coffin for this proud and historic club. 

On the other hand, Wolverhampton Wanderers are seemingly loving life under the stewardship of Bruno Lage. The men from the Black Country are now engaged in a fight for the chance to play in Europe next season. The type of European competition Wolves will qualify for, if any, remains to be seen, yet Lage’s team are certainly building momentum and will be a force to be reckoned with as the run-in gathers pace. The Wolfpack highlighted the performance of Captain Conor Coady as the main reason for their team’s success on Sunday.

‘Conor Coady’s game by numbers vs Everton: 100% aerial duels won, 94% pass accuracy, 71 touches, 11 attempted long balls, 8 successful long balls, 5 ball recoveries, 5 clearances, 1 winning goal, Captain Fantastic’. A real difference in emotions between two big fanbases at Goodison this weekend. 

Leeds United v Norwich City

The departure of Marcelo Bielsa may have felt like a broken heart to many fans of Leeds United. A popular figure both on and off the pitch. But that was then, and this now. New manager Jesse Marsch led his team to their first win under his stewardship with a last gasp 2-1 win against fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich City. Certainly a massive boost for the survival prospects of Leeds United this season who now sit four points clear of the dreaded relegation zone. And social media was quick to highlight to spirit of the new gaffer.

Footy Prime the Podcast tweeted, ‘good morning. May you enjoy today as much as Jesse Marsch & every #LeedsUnited supporter on the planet enjoyed yesterday’ along with a picture of the American celebrating their late winner scored by Joe Gelhardt. It seems Leeds fans might just have a new man to take to their hearts. But of course, it’s still early days. 

For Norwich City it is deja vu. Relegation seems to be the fate of the Norfolk club once again which has prompted fans to push blame on the clubs ownership for their alleged lack of ambition in the top flight. ‘40 years supporting my team. Never have I felt so deflated and disenchanted about what comes next. We’ve believed the narrative. Time for the board and Webber to speak up about the next chapter so we have something to cling onto. We fans deserve better’.

That was the verdict of Simon Gibbs who, like many Norwich City fans, are growing more and more frustrated and angry with the way their club is being run. Grim times indeed.  

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Hi, my name is Alex Fletcher. I’m a second year history and politics student at the University of Birmingham, originally from Portsmouth. My main passion is sport and I am a big supporter of Portsmouth football club and the McLaren F1 team. I also take an avid interest in music, theatre, politics and current affairs and I have a strong passion for writing and presenting.