GRABBAN SET TO COST NORWICH DEAR
AND that was that. After the most open and exciting promotion battle in years, it seems we will be denied the final-day climax every neutral desires.
Watford are up; Bournemouth will surely follow. And if either of them want to send a thank you card, it should be addressed to a Mr L Grabban.
OK, so his ‘punch’ wouldn’t have floored a ten-year-old. But what was the Norwich striker thinking? To have lost his cool with a place in the Premier League at stake is a major dereliction of duty and there can be little doubt that his absence cost Norwich a comfortable victory.
Alex Neil says Grabban will be “dealt with” but, with a three-match ban already winging its way from the FA, the real punishment will be watching the play-offs from the stands. For the MIllers, this was the perfect response to being docked three points. Heads could have dropped, especially after Hooper’s howitzer.
But they battled superior players manfully, just as they have all season.