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A month or so ago you'd have given Reading next to no chance of winning at Carrow Road, but since then Norwich have had a bit of a wobble, elevating our win chance from about 1 % to maybe 2%. To see whether Norwich fans are as pessimistic, we spoke to former Norwich blogger Little Norwich.

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How would you sum up Norwich's season so far?

We have tailed off drastically after a fairly positive start. Neil Adams honeymoon period is over and we have started giving away points in alarming fashion. It may be naivety with regards to our opposition, but following the end of the transfer window most fans felt we had one of, if not the strongest squads in the league. This has made our recent disintegration even more worrying.

Has the return to the Championship been what you expected?

Exactly so. Everyone taking points of each other, two games a week, frustrating officials. It's just how I remember it, only not as much fun. Last time we were here we overachieved, and crept into promotion. This time around there is a lot of expectation and at the moment it's weighing very heavily.

Any fond memories of games between the two sides?

February 2011. Grant Holt exacting revenge on Ian Harte at the far post in added on time onto added on time takes some beating. One of the results that gave our promotion push real momentum. The character shown that day is lacking a bit at the moment.



Any not so fond ones?

April 2009. Shane Long's sh*t eating grin and cheery "you like that don't you" being picked up on the pitch side microphone after he wheels away in joy after scoring the goals that all but relegated us to League One. Not that it wasn't deserved, we were terrible.



Who should Reading fans be wary of on Saturday?

Gary Hooper's cameo last week should see him start in place of the off-form Lewis Grabban. It didn't take him long to make his presence felt last week and we will be hoping for more of the same.

Anyone that Norwich fans aren't looking forward to facing?

Apologies but I did have to research this one! (ed. can't say I blame you!) Glenn Murray is an impressive loan signing and is usually good for a goal. Having said that I think we are more worried about our own defence who seem to be able to gift goals to teams of any ability.

Score prediction?

Nothing would surprise me at this point. I'll stay positive and go for a 3-1 City win.

Thanks again to Little Norwich and you can follow him on Twitter @littlenorwich