8 The Daily Telegraph Monday 13 July 2020 ** Total Football Referee’s view Keith Hackett 16th West Ham 17th Watford 18th Bournemouth 19th Aston Villa decided to spend less than £7million on new players because of “the sins of the past”. Those had included handing Steven Naismith a long-term contract worth £50,000 a week, but with no relegation clause, the last time they were in the top flight. The current squad will have to take significant pay cuts should they stay. Until lockdown, Norwich supporters had bought into that philosophy. They filled every seat and gave magnificent backing to underdogs who responded on the pitch, beating Manchester City by playing through the press in September. The removal of that noise exposed Norwich for what they really were: a team as ill-suited to win- 24 Norwich City 0-4 West Ham Aston Villa Trezeguet 45+4, 59 Crystal Palace
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