Norwich City will surely be considering Daniel Farke's future after another poor display against Leeds United
Sadly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to argue the case for Daniel Farke to remain as Norwich manager.
Last week, I wrote about starting to lose faith in his ability to get us out of the sorry predicament that we currently find ourselves in.
And the 2-1 defeat against a below-par Leeds has only served to strengthen that feeling. Admittedly, it was a slightly more committed showing, at least in the first half when we pressed high and showed a willingness to get at the opposition.
The biggest positive, without a shadow of a doubt, was the performance of Andrew Omobamidele, who was handed a surprise start at left-back and given the task of dealing with Raphinha.
Whether he should have been put in that position in the first place – with Brandon Williams and Dimitris Giannoulis on the bench – is a question that needs to be asked. But ignoring that, and considering he was being played out of position, I thought he did well.
For large parts he stood up to the Brazilian, who is destined for big things in the coming years.
Omobamidele also scored his first career goal – rising high to head in a corner – a moment he will treasure, despite the final result.
However, the positives were still greatly outweighed by the negatives – and it was the last 30 minutes that were of particular concern.
Needing a goal, City looked bereft of ideas, confidence and belief. There was no sense of anyone looking to get the ball and make something happen. Instead, we regularly saw Grant Hanley lump aimless balls forward to no success.
While that’s not necessarily a criticism of the skipper, it’s a sign of how far we have become detached from the style of football that has become synonymous with Farke.
When it comes to the German, ultimately, the results speak for themselves. Not only this season, but the back end of our last Premier League campaign. I can’t see a way back from here.