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Concern growing over Norwich City’s Premier League survival battle

PUBLISHED: 13:18 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:18 18 March 2014

Robert Snodgrass reacts after Norwich City concede their fourth goal at Southampton. Picture: Daniel Chesterton / Focus Images

Robert Snodgrass reacts after Norwich City concede their fourth goal at Southampton. Picture: Daniel Chesterton / Focus Images

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This time last month, we asked our panel of 12 Norwich City pundits and fans to predict the Canaries’ remaining 12 results – and whether City’s Premier League status would survive the season. Four games on, we see how they have fared so far – and if their opinions have changed.

What our pundits predicted. What our pundits predicted.

Darren Eadie - ex-City winger

My predictions are on track, but City’s performances are a bit of a worry. Still, they’ve done the business when it’s mattered before – and they will again, I’m sure.

What our pundits predicted. What our pundits predicted.

Angela Sharpe - City fan

I really do still think City will stay up, but my optimism is starting to wane! My total is on track, but I’m worried about City’s lack of passion. Saturday is massive.

What our pundits predicted. What our pundits predicted.

Chris Goreham - Columnist and commentator

I’m more concerned now than a month ago, but the one thing keeping me going is that fans at our rivals are too – they’re all below us, and only three can go down!

Steve Gedge - City fan and colunmnist

Last month I thought City would go down, just. Beating Sunderland could help keep them up. Any less, and the last-chance saloon landlord will be clearing his throat to cry: “Time, gentlemen please.”

Peter Raven - Pinkun.com founder and editor

Anything less than maximum points over Sunderland and West Brom could be disastrous. Hughton’s men also need a draw at Fulham or Swansea. It’s not looking good.

Ian Clarke - City fan and columnist

I’m more concerned about safety than I’ve been all season, but still think we will survive. Avoiding defeat at Swansea and Fulham can make up the deficit.

David Powles - City fan and columnist

I’m only one point behind and I still think we’ll do enough. But victory over Sunderland is vital. Lose that and my legendary optimism will be tested.

Paddy Davitt - Chief City writer

City beat Sunderland this weekend and they are back on target to finish on 37 points – which in my book is likely to be enough.

Just.

Chris Lakey - Head of Sport

City have blown a big chance to move closer to safety. I can’t honestly see them recovering. I wouldn’t put a penny on them winning again this season.

Mark Armstrong - Sports reporter

City are a point worse off than I hoped at this stage. Swansea away, a happy hunting ground in the past, holds the key.

Iwan Roberts - Ex-City stiker

I think I might have been a bit optimistic with my 45-point tally for City - heart ruling my head I guess. But I genuinely still feel they will survive, just.

Michael Bailey - City correspondent

I didn’t think City would beat all of Stoke, Sunderland and West Brom at home. Having drawn the first, winning the other two is key to safety.

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