Norwich City: Time for a new direction at Carrow Road and consider a Farke exit

Daniel Farke, Manager of Norwich City (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Daniel Farke, Manager of Norwich City (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images) /

Norwich City are once again having a torrid time in the Premier League, sitting bottom of the division with just two points from nine games.

Only two teams have ever stayed up in the Premier League when on as little points at this stage in the season, and you wouldn’t have a hard time already ruling out safety for the Canaries.

Daniel Farke’s men have failed to inspire or build on their solid summer recruitment, with both their points coming in 0-0 draws.

In fact, Norwich have scored the same amount of goals as they have points. Scoring isn’t even their first problem either, the Canaries have conceded 23 goals in nine games, with seven of them coming in a single game against Chelsea.

Farke and Norwich have been here before after dominating the Championship, they come up and fail expectations, hard. In 2019/20, Norwich were relegated on 21 points with a goal difference of -49, and they’re on their way to another 20th place finished if they don’t take a new direction.

To make it worse, at this point in 2019/20, Norwich already had two wins and sat five points better off.

It’s understandable why Norwich stuck with Farke in 2020, as the team wasn’t heavily invested in, and allowed the majority of the squad to stay together to go on another Championship-winning campaign.

The difference this season is that money has been put on the table and used, the Canaries spent a good chunk of money in the summer, and yet the team is worse off this time around.

Farke may be a cheat code in the Championship, but he just doesn’t cut it in the Premier League.

If Norwich want to change the narrative of the ‘yo-yo’ club, then a change of direction and an injection of new desire are openly needed.

The decision to move on would be a partial risk, but a more than needed one if they want to stay up, and press on in this division.

The Canaries have created minimal chances, with an xG less than Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, and defensively they get carved apart week after week, with no sign of improvement.

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Norwich lost again the weekend and this time to fellow strugglers Leeds United. Despite giving the board backing Farke, you feel they will have to change the coaching staff to earn some positive results.