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Football Today

Feb 22, 2021

On July 11th Norwich City lost 4-0 to West Ham confirming the Canaries' relegation from the Premier League. But if you listened to Norwich's head coach Daniel Farke after the loss it was clear this outcome was inevitable and he didn't seem overly concerned. 
That's because both Farke and the club were prepared for the relegation. Just as they were also prepared to sell Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis in the summer. 
It is this forward-thinking that has Norwich atop the Championship table. Today we take a look at Norwich City and ask, what’s the purpose of a football club?
Murad Ahmed (@muradahmed) is the sports editor of the Financial Times.
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