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Norwich City's Premier League relegation looking more and more inevitable with each passing fixture

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Is there anyone out there who still – hand on heart – believes this Norwich City side has what it takes to avoid relegation?

Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at West Ham was our sixth straight defeat in the Premier League, a run which has seen the mood among supporters go from bad to worse.

To add to the misery we haven’t even managed to score a goal during that time.

Norwich City supporter Edward Seaman
Norwich City supporter Edward Seaman

In fairness, the performance at the London Stadium wasn’t particularly bad, at least by recent standards. Dean Smith’s side were well and truly in the game until Jarrod Bowen doubled his tally for the night with five minutes remaining.

To revert back to my opening sentence, it is becoming increasingly difficult to argue the case for our survival chances.

That seems like a strange thing to say for a side who still only remain three points from safety, but I’ve seen precious little to warrant any belief that we can pick up the six or seven wins that are likely to be required.

At the moment, the table points towards it being three out of four. What makes it even more difficult is that one of those teams is Newcastle, whose new billionaire owners have already shown a willingness to spend big in order to avoid dropping into the Championship.

Of course, no-one expects Norwich to go out and match the Magpies in the transfer market, but to not make any efforts to improve the squad is something I am struggling to get my head around.

In his pre-match press conference prior to Wednesday night’s match, Smith admitted he didn’t expect to make any major signings.

Whether this is true – or whether the club would simply like to go about its business quietly – remains to be seen. But if it does turn out to be the case, it screams of a club who have already thrown in the towel on this latest top-flight foray.

For us fans, that doesn’t bode well for the next 18 matches.