Having limped meekly out of the Championship with the white flag hoisted, Norwich City's League One sojourn got off to the most calamitous start imaginable as they were humiliated 7-1 by Colchester United in front of a shell-shocked crowd at Carrow Road. Bryan Gunn's side found themselves 4-0 down after just 22 minutes, with Kevin Lisbie and David Fox scoring either side of a Clive Platt brace. By half-time in the Canaries' first third-tier match for almost half a century, Lisbie had made it five for the Us. Uninterested in finding out how much gas was left in the explosion, the half-time whistle prompted an exodus of outraged home fans from Carrow Road, many of them pledging to hand in their season tickets after seeing their side capitulate so pitifully. Those who left missed Cody McDonald's consolation goal in the 72nd minute, an act of impertinence that was promptly punished by goals from David Perkins and Scott Vernon. Already 10 points adrift at the bottom of League One as a … [Read more...] about Gunn facing firing squad as Norwich hit for seven
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Even with the increased focus on relationships and character-driven stories in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, building the strongest and most versatile army of units is still paramount. Fire Emblem: Three Houses classes are just as varied in design and ability as they have been before. There is no better feeling than seeing a unit you've leveled up over the course of the game turn into a new class a take on a whole new design. Three Houses makes things a bit more complicated with how leveling up and choosing a new class works. Now students have to take exams in order to choose a new class, skills are taught in the battlefield and in the classroom, and new mechanics like adjunct professors, make team building a bit deeper. The best, and sometimes worst, part of team building in Three Houses is that complicated nature. There are a lot of systems that need to be used and sometimes you'll want to just skip ahead to the battle instead of slowing down to sort things out. Here is a war … [Read more...] about Fire Emblem: Three Houses class guide: How to build the best strategic squad
"When was the last season (if indeed there ever has been one) that all the clubs in the English top division finished the season with the same manager they had at the start?" wonders Tom Shaw. The Knowledge turned to Twitter in search of an answer for this one, and after stirling work from @ChristopherHarv and @STV_Andy, shadowy and intimidating stats robot @OptaJoe's eyes started flashing, his cogs started whirring, and from within his metallic depths out chugged the answer – 1965-66. In each of the 45 seasons since, someone has lost their job in the top-flight. Perhaps imbued with pre-World Cup bonhomie Blackburn stuck with "Jolly Jack" Marshall despite barrelling headlong towards relegation, ending bottom with the lowest points tally in 19 years (though he was sacked midway through the following season – "This post at Ewood Park has been likened more than once to what the Americans call a 'hot seat'," reported the Guardian at the time). Dave Bowen, who was also … [Read more...] about When was the last season in which no top-flight manager lost their job?