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Norwich City supporter Edward Seaman reflects on how heavy Tottenham Hotspur defeat summed up the entire Premier League campaign

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It was perhaps fitting that this horror show of a season should finish with one final humiliation.

The saddest thing about the 5-0 defeat by Spurs is that it came as absolutely no surprise to anyone inside or outside of Carrow Road. It many ways, it felt inevitable.

That in itself tells the sorry story of how far our club has fallen over the last 12 months.

Norwich City supporter Edward Seaman
Norwich City supporter Edward Seaman

I cast my mind back to this time last year and the optimism we felt on the back of securing the Championship title with a stellar 97 points.

There was a promise from within that this time would be different, that we would learn from our mistakes – and we believed it.

But what has followed can only be described as a nightmare. A catalogue of errors from top to bottom that has left our fanbase feeling rather apathetic towards the club we love.

There aren’t enough inches in this column to go through every faux pas and in truth, there isn’t much to be gained from digging up old ground.

We all know that in every department, we have simply not been anywhere near good enough.

The owners and the decision makers, the management staff and the players all need to shoulder some responsibility for that.

But now that the season is over, the time has come to start looking forward and to begin the difficult healing process.

An important first step in that journey to re-connection is for us to hear from Stuart Webber.

Our sporting director needs to hold his hands up and apologise for getting this foray into the Premier League so badly wrong.

Webber also needs to tell us that he has the fight and stomach to continue leading this club going forward – without that, it is better that he moves on.

Because we all know how tough the Championship is going to be – and right now it feels like we are a long way from being ready. Both on and off the pitch, it is going to be a crucial summer.