It will give me no pleasure to see Norwich go down. I have no real affinity with the club, but I like the city and over the years I've loved some of their players. Ruel Fox, Jerry Goss, Chris Sutton, Craig Bellamy, Dean Ashton............and who couldn't love Delia's rousing speach from a few years ago.
Unfortunately they are now all but down. But what does 'all but down' mean to Norwich? It means they'd need to break all sorts of records on the final day of the season to stay up, and it's not going to happen.
Norwich have a goal difference of -32, and are the league's lowest scorers with just 28 goals all season. They host Arsenal on the final day. Although Arsenal will have nothing to play for, and no one will want to get injured before the FA Cup final, they'll probably have enough to see off Norwich.
West Brom, the only team that could go down in their stead, have goal difference of -15 and play Stoke at home in their last game. So West Brom have to lose, and Norwich need to win. Within those results there also needs to be a swing of 17 goals in favour of Norwich.
Given the record winning margin for a Premier League game is Manchester Uniteds 9-0 against Ipswich town back in 2005, it does not bode well for the Canaries.
Basically Norwich are down. Miracles do happen, but no one would believe this one. I'm going to miss them, and their fans in the Premier League next season, but I fancy I'll be one of the few.