Norwich City should accept that Paul Lambert has left them in the same way as he left Colchester United. Yes, it is unfortunate for the club and its followers, but to oppose the manner in which this has occurred would be hypocritical and short-sighted. Sadly, what goes around comes around. After all, isn't that what karma is for?
Lambert's time at Carrow Road was not good. He arrived with great expectations but produced little to justify these. His team played attractive football but finished no higher than 16th out of 18 teams.
His relationship with the fans didn't help matters either. He had a tendency to be rude to supporters who asked questions or made complaints about playing time or contract issues. This wasn't the best environment in which to create loyalty among players or staff members.
When a manager doesn't give his trust to certain individuals then there's no point in anyone putting any effort into their jobs. This is exactly how it appeared to us Norfolkians who watched on as Lambert changed position coaches during his time with the Canaries.
He also seemed to have no idea what type of player he wanted in the middle of the park. With Michael Dawson, John Ruddy, Ryan Bennett and Bradley Johnson available, he used all four players in the middle three times over the course of the season. That's no sign of confidence!
Lambert left Liverpool for WBA at the end of July 2015, but his hopes of obtaining more playing time were dashed. The English striker was given only a secondary role by manager Luis Enrique, with Maxi Lopez being preferred over him.
Lambert had been expected to be a key figure under Brendan Rodgers, but this didn't happen. After making just 16 appearances in two seasons, he moved on.
England's national football squad Rickie Lambert (forward)/Current teams: Southampton FC/Date of birth: January 4, 1984/Place of birth: Liverpool, England/Height: 6'3" (193 cm)/Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Lambert started his professional career with Liverpool, where he played from 2006 to 2014. During this time, he scored a record-breaking 102 goals in only 176 appearances in all competitions. He moved to Southampton for £4 million ($5.5 million) in 2014.
Lambert made his international debut against Sweden on February 16, 2015. He has so far scored 14 goals in 39 matches for England, the most recent being a hat trick against Germany on September 3, 2016.
Lambert took part in the Euro 2016 tournament with England, where they were eliminated by France in the quarterfinals. The next year he helped Southampton win the Premier League title.
After winning the league title, Lambert decided to stay at Southampton for another season. In his first season with the club, they finished in third place in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney quit Everton because he did not want to be a "dead weight" under Marco Silva's new management. The Portuguese coach has decided to give young players a chance and that is why Rooney felt it was best to find another club.
He told Everton's website: "I have great memories of my time at the club and would like to thank everyone for their support during my time there. I am now looking forward to the next stage of my career."
Rooney joined Everton in 2004 and made an immediate impact by helping the club win its first league title in more than 50 years. He scored important goals as Everton won the FA Cup in 2005 and the UEFA Champions League in 2007. However, things went badly wrong for him at Goodison Park after he discovered that manager David Moyes had signed him despite knowing that he was going to join Manchester United. This led to two separate moves being made without his knowledge - one to Man United and one to Real Madrid. Neither transfer went through and yet more evidence emerged that showed how little trust existed between him and Moyes.
After leaving Everton, Rooney had a brief stint with DC United before joining American club Manchester United in July 2011. He has since become the world's most expensive player when Barcelona paid £41.
Norwich climbed out of the relegation zone as a result of the unexpected scoreline, having won at the venue for the first time since 1989. The Canaries were well-organized, playing on the break, and anything short than a win would have been disappointing once they had built a two-goal lead. However, it was Sunderland who scored first through Fabio Borini before Wes Hoolahan put one past Vito Mannone to make it 2-1. In the second half, both teams went all out to win the game but it finished 2-2 after Jordan Pickford saved well from Patrick van Aanholt and Lee Cattermole.
This game showed that even though Norwich are in trouble with only six points from 18 games, they still have a chance of staying up if other results go their way. They proved this by beating a team in the bottom three, which few would have expected before the season started.
Furthermore, it showed that despite losing four straight games, Sunderland can still cause an upset if they play well enough. Manager David Moyes will hope that his side can build on this performance because without a win in their last five games, there is a good chance that they will be relegated this season.