Things go from bad to worse to unbelievably awful!
Norwich slumped to a huge defeat as Bryan Gunn’s Championship return bid began in utterly disastrous fashion.
Keeper Michael Theoklitos missed his punch to hand Kevin Lisbie Colchester’s first, and Clive Platt finished into an unguarded net three minutes later.
Platt got a second at the back post, David Fox curled in a free kick, Lisbie headed another, David Perkins scored a volley and Scott Vernon tapped in.
Cody McDonald converted a flick-on for Norwich but angry fans confronted Gunn.
Colchester had bagged five goals by the 40th minute, by which time Norwich supporters were already heading for the exits.
The away side could even have stretched their lead further in the second half, before McDonald’s consolation from Grant Holt’s flick.
Two Norwich fans ran onto the pitch after Colchester had made it 4-0 and threw their season tickets at Gunn before being ejected.
The result was the worst home defeat in Norwich City’s 107 year history. (BBC Sport)
Whilst there is no justification for encroaching on the pitch and venting your frustration you can understand how this result was the icing on one very big disgusting inedible cake. To get relegated two divisions in the space five years and find yourself in the third tier of English football is bad enough but to start the campaign with such a woeful display is almost unforgiveable.
Bryan Gunn has no choice but to use the usual line of patter after such a defeat “We have 45 games left…” but if he manages to stay at the helm by the time the season comes to a close it will be a miracle.
Anyone who put a wager on the Canaries to go up may want keep it to themselves at this rate!