It's half-time.

My heart says David Wagner, my head says Daniel Farke.

After the mad, crazy, totally unpredictable season we've been through, who knows what may happen between 8pm and 9.45pm (or maybe even later) on Thursday night?

The more people I speak to, the more believe City's play-off battle with Leeds could come down to a penalty shoot-out.

How you do feel after Sunday's Carrow Road stalemate?

I think beforehand we had all felt we needed to take a lead - and possibly by a couple of goals - into the second leg of the end of season bun fight in Yorkshire.

Let's look at the facts.

Leeds came second in the Championship home table in the regular season.

Farke's men won 16 of their 23 games, with five draws and only two defeats with a goal difference of 29.

A certain team from down the A140 had slightly more joy on their own turf, courtesy of an extra draw and one less loss.

Meanwhile, the Canaries came a lowly 19th in the away table.

Wagner's troops triumphed just six times on the road out of 23 games.

There were also six draws and no fewer than 11 defeats. City ended with a -6 goal difference.

In any way you look at it, that is really poor.

That's why surely it has to be Farke.

With Leeds' home record and City's away form, how can there can be any other outcome than the Whites heading down Wembley Way on Sunday, May 26?

Well, fellow fans, the madness of football - and this term in particular - has to give us hope.

And it would be SO Norwich - and SO Leeds - for us to head to Elland Road and maintain our 100pc record of getting to play-off finals.

Watch out for Sydney van Hooijdonk to bag the winning spot kick...

So where do I hunt around for the optimism?

Let's start with Leeds' current form.

Their only two league defeats at home were in their final two matches - a 1-0 reversal to Blackburn before the final day loss to Southampton.

Throw in that dreadful 4-0 at QPR which really gave Ipswich the automatic promotion momentum, a goalless draw at home to Sunderland and a 2-1 loss at Coventry and you can see why plenty of Leeds fans are jittery.

Also, let's not forget that the Yorkshire outfit have never gained promotion through the play-offs.

Of the 16 play-off matches they have played, they have won five, drawn three and lost eight.

In the old Division Two tussle in 1987, they lost to Charlton in the final after beating Oldham in the semi-finals.

In 2006 they beat Preston before losing 3-0 to Watford in Cardiff.

Two years later they again reached the final after overcoming Carlisle in the League One end of season lottery before losing to local rivals Doncaster at Wembley.

In 2019 they lost to Derby in the Championship semi-finals.

The pressure is certainly on Mr Farke and his men, especially as they were so hotly tipped to make a straight return to the top flight and looked certain to do so at various points during the regular season.

And so to City.

Our recent form isn't great - two home draws and the loss to Birmingham preceded the shut out on Sunday.

I'm sure Wagner will be telling his players to ignore all that. Thursday night is a clean slate. It's a one-off match. It's a cup final.

Another advantage the head coach certainly has is his form in previous play-offs.

In 2017 his Huddersfield side drew 0-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday before they won a dramatic return leg on penalties.

They then triumphed again on spot kicks again at the home of football against Reading to secure promotion.

That experience - and confidence - Wagner has could really be key.

Make no mistake about it, Elland Road will be an absolute cauldron of noise before the game and when it kicks off.

I suspect the home side will really go for it to score an early goal.

If they do, and seize the initiative, there will only be one result.

Wagner was right in his post match summary from Sunday in saying that every minute City stay in the game, they will have increasing hope.

The longer the game goes on, the better it will be for the Canaries.

Fasten your seatbelts, keep dreaming and keep believing!