In football terms, Boxing Day is a collective sigh of relief after the familial confinement of the festive season.
Mick McCarthy is beginning to make an impact at Ipswich and it’s ironic that the first warning of a significant breakthrough should arrive by virtue of his substitutions in the 2-1 win at Bolton on Saturday.
To those with a fair idea of probability, it amounts to one of the great mysteries of the season so far: why are Ipswich Town fourth from bottom in the Championship at the moment?
The fate of front-runners Queens Park Rangers may not yet be affirmed, and the odd play-off party occupant is doubtless dying to discover the verdict of the Londoners’ case, but the feting of Norwich City can certainly start.
Norwich, who host Coventry tomorrow, can ponder their life in the top flight having secured promotion and will participate in an [...]
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