Is it time for Norwich City manager Chris Hughton to go? Fans have their say

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has been left fighting for his managerial life at Carow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has been left fighting for his managerial life at Carow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Thursday, January 16, 2014
4:53 PM

Should he stay or should he go? That is the question on the lips of Norwich City fans, as pressure mounts on boss Chris Hughton after an FA Cup exit to Fulham made it eight games without a win.

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And a poll on the PinkUn website gave a definitive answer, with 85% of 3,800 voters saying that the manager’s time was up.

Canaries chief executive David McNally claimed he would “prefer death than relegation”, but stopped short of giving Hughton his full and long-term backing.

He said: “He is preparing the team for Saturday’s game. The brief is to keep out of the bottom three and that is what we are doing.

“We will not contemplate relegation – in a sporting sense it is worse than death.”

Betting odds

Odds on Chris Hughton being the next manager to leave his job were shortening yesterday, though Southampton’s Mauro Pochettino remained the favourite.


6/5 – Mauro Pochettino

2/1 – Chris Hughton

8/1 – Sam Allardyce

12/1 – Paul Lambert

20/1 – Alan Pardew

The Next Norwich City manager


Evens – Malky MacKay

8/1 – Gianfranco Zola

9/1 – Mike Phelan

16/1 – Marcelo Bielsa

16/1 – Neil Lennon

Opinion: If Norwich City don’t beat Hull the metaphorical storming of the ramparts will be successful

Norwich City chief executive David McNally would ‘prefer death’ over relegation

The comments appeared to grant the manager a stay of execution until after the visit of Hull City to Carrow Road on Saturday, when attention will turn once more to top-flight survival, but lay out clearly the importance of survival in a league where each season brings an estimated £60m in television revenue.

City currently sit 15th in the Premier League, with 20 points from 21 games, two points above the relegation zone in a in cluster of 11 teams separated by six points.

But with the Canaries’ run-in looking ominous – they face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their last four games – fans are growing increasingly restless at the prospect of having to muster 20 points from the next 13 games to reach the 40-point tally that traditionally means safety.

Following the 3-0 defeat on Tuesday, social media was awash with fans calling for the manager’s head to roll.

Kathy Blake, a committee member of the Norwich City Supporters Trust, said she had been on the fence until recently, but that the capitulation at Craven Cottage felt like a tipping point.

She said: “I’m really low as far as being a Norwich City fan at the moment, and I feel that the only way to dispel the gloom is for a change of manager - but I wouldn’t want to do a West Brom and make the change before there was a plan B in place.

“I don’t think the players are performing for the manager, and once it’s got to that stage it’s very difficult to pull it back.”

Mr McNally’s comments on staying out of the relegation zone were a marked change from promise of mid-table security given to fans at the shareholders’ meeting in November, she added.

“It doesn’t look like anything’s going to happen before the weekend, so it looks like they’ve moved the goalposts to respond to a crisis,” said Mrs Blake.

Fans on the streets of Norwich were divided in their views yesterday, with blame for a lacklustre season split almost evenly between the players failing to produce on the pitch and a manager seemingly unable to motivate them.


John Pritchard, 79, retired electrical engineer, Hethersett.
“I just think he’s done as much as he can. He’s got a set of players and I don’t think they’ve really gelled, and what’s happening is it’s having a psychological effect on him.”


Roger Chumbley, 67, retired director, Salhouse.
“I think his time is up. It’s very troubling to not to see 
the players particularly motivated. They don’t look as if they are there for each other and I think that’s down to the manager.”


Ross Procter, 25, sales executive, city centre.
“Norwich and all the teams down there are going to struggle and they are all going to be in the relegation fight. If they are calling for him to go, then all the other managers down there should go.”


Howard Hughes, 69, retired IT consultant, Riverside.
“I think it’s the players’ fault. They are the ones who go 
out on the pitch, and they should get the results.”


Shawnice Seager, 21, full-time mum, Beccles
“I was really happy with him at the start of the season but he’s kind of letting us down now. He’s focusing too much on defence. We need to score more goals.”


Chris Atkins, 52, retired electrician, city centre.
“It’s time for him to go. He’s had plenty of time to sort the team out. It seems that they are in disarray at the moment.”

71 comments

  • 'Derek McDonald', of course some fans won't be satisfied with whoever replaces CH, (that is assuming he's going), it's called a difference of opinion. One mans meat and all that.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Mad Brewer I don't really follow football - and I've only visited Ipswich twice. However, if you do a little bit of research (well actually just look on the edp website) you'll see the quote under CHIEF EXECUTIVE. But of course your assumption has, not surprisingly for a 'devoted fan', allowed you to avoid making a moral opinion on the matter.

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I can not stand Neil Lennon but I truly think if Norwich cold pull him away from Celtic we could have a man who is truly passionate about football and his players. All the other names that have been mentioned do not to me seem to have that passion that we the supports have ever week.

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    Panic

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • LYB - I hope it's true, but will take a few games for him to get into that role. Still think a passionate manager is needed who has them fired up going on to the field and Guttierez to keep it sustained for 90 mins, instead of fading at the first sign of real opposition.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Yes Hughton has got to go NOW can't under stand this board Norwich have got to much to lose if they got relegated mega millions down to a parachute payment no more big money signing all other plans got to be put on hold the last three year down the pan . The only reason i can think of why they have not sack him going by want we see this season is the board don't what to pay him off which could be £ 500.000 plus. or has Houghton got some sort of hold over club .

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    Obi-wan

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • We need a foreign manager they seem to be only type of managers the can do well in the premiership they know what players will work in the English game do thing so much different to English and Scottish manager do . We need a manager that has won someone look at Moyes of UTD he have won nothing now they struggle in mid table.

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    Obi-wan

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Edward Macghey, if you stopped posting cr@p about your newfound earning power, you could make even more money so why don't you burger off and brag somehere else.

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    waclor

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • There's a basic assumption here that Norwich isn't doing anything to sort, that our current form can't turn be turned around with transfers and returns from injury, things out and picking any old unemployed manager is going to sort things out, or that Colin Calderwood as caretaker manager is going to help sort things out while we go to secure said random manager.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • you were spot on wivenhoe budgie, he has come out in the press and talked about hull and their top signings and nothing about our club who he suppose to be manger of, don't ever say anything about our club it's all about the opposition and how good they are and what they have done in the transfer market, what is he still doing in charge, change it mcnally now, you have seen are fixtures, you need to get steve clarke in now go and do it!!!! before it's to late, get rid of him MCnally now!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hooley14

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Come on Mr Mcnally this has gone on long enough, you gave him 25million in the summer so you gave him support at the start of the reason, you haven't put him under any pressure in the press to turns things around quickly, Mr Hughton can't say he hasn't had any support because he has had everything, it's just the fact he has no ideas that goes for his coaching staff as well, you never do anything different, you never play wes but of course you wouldn't being so defensive, and after what you've done so far this season, and then you make it hard for the board to back you in January a crucial time in the transfer market, Mr Mcnally you need to sort this out and sort this out now, steve clarke is waiting go get him?????????

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    hooley14

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Is this a picture of a "D ead Man Walking"?

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • you were spot on wivenhoe budgie, he has come out in the press and talked about hull and their top signings and nothing about our club who he suppose to be manger of, don't ever say anything about our club it's all about the opposition and how good they are and what they have done in the transfer market, what is he still doing in charge, change it mcnally now, you have seen are fixtures, you need to get steve clarke in now go and do it!!!! before it's to late, get rid of him MCnally now!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hooley14

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • No,Firstly you need a bigger ground, bigger ground equals more money. At the moment your playing in the wrong grade for the size of the money you got.

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    Blocked User

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Completely spot on points Malaga....but your forgetting there is 10 teams worse than us in the league so dont worry about doing on the pitch ourselves. Lets just sit back safe in the knowledge there is 10 teams worse than us who have problems and are doing nothing to try and sort them like us.......oh lol

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Stew - either I don't understand the second half of your post or you didn't read mine properly...? As I said in my post you referred to - Marcelo Bielsa would excite me. Re Huckerby and Adams. No - nothing to do with their quality as footballers. My issue is that neither has any experience of even coaching a first team, never mind being a head coach\manager. Most managers have years and years of experience coaching first team players prior to jumping into management - particularly at the top level. I don't see why we would want to deviate from that if we want to take the calculated risk of changing manager...rather than just an all out shut-your-eyes-and-hope punt on a complete unknown (in managerial terms).

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    PutneyCanary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I'm not no expert and and I won't pretend to know a solution but it's clear to everyone it's not getting any better . The players are not correcting mistakes they make in one game into the next. We can all see them for example- not closing down quick enough, midfield not pushing up with the attack, wingers not wrong sides , not enough crosses and if a cross no one in box (again leads back to midfield not pushing up and joining the attack ) , pass and move, give players a target to pass to ( not always backwards ) that's my biggest pet hate passing it back and back so we don't lose possession only for the keeper to hoff it up pitch and we lose it anyway!!!!!!! Anyway enough rant list could go on, back to the point we all see these so either the coaching team don't do anything about it or the players aren't listening . If they ain't listening is it cos there lost faith in C H ??? And if the coaching team ain't sorting these issues out is it cos there inept ?? Please faithful city supporters share with me your opinion on this . OTBC

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    kingpin

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Stew-What a breath of fresh air , music to my ears.!!!!!!!! I have been saying for weeks now how we should use Neil Adams and Hucks. I honestly think that Hughton should have gone straight after Fulham with Adams installed as caretaker for the Hull game and with Hucks by his side they would have fired up the troops to attack Hull from minute one and play with flair and without fear. Ok they not got prem experience in that field but what could we lose? MC n has missed a trick here .

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    Mawther07

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Stew you are so right, there are still a few Hooty fans about, who like to see us win in the Championship, and a few who have seen the light over the last month or two, but nearly 90% of fans have worked out that if we carry on like we are, top class football is doomed, all this we can be in top ten is wishful thinking, by the grace of Saint Football we are not in bottom three, stats say that we will be in February and bottom in April, so we must act NOW, or the 10% will be happy next season

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    OLDYELLA

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • If we beat Hull and he's given more time and we stay up, he should still be released in the Summer. He's not the man to take us forward. He could spend another £30m next Summer and we'd still be in this position.

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    Colin

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Hows about instead of sacking Chris, get Malky MacKay in to give him a hand... As they say two heads are better than one...

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    SJG

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • …..Putney1.. are you saying that Neil Adams and Darren Huckerby were inferior quality footballers to Hughton and Calderwood, and therefore have nothing to offer the players of Norwich City?... You have mentioned the names of two you don't see as the answer to our woes!....I would be interested if you stated the name of the man 'who excites' you!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • …..Mr Hughton! Chrissy! or what ever!.....Premiership football is WAR!....There are, or were 38 Battles to fight , and we either set out to win, or resign ourselves to allowing our opponents to beat us...Those men that YOU choose to fight those battles, are either not capable, or are allowing themselves to be beaten, and surrendering at the first opportunity....There is absolutely no point in having these 'stars' representing Norwich City on the enormous wages they receive when the same job and success rate could be achieved scouting for players playing on the parks in Norfolk....As the highly paid General in charge of these men, can you not see that they are failing?....and therefore You are failing too?....There can be only one answer to all of this....we cannot change the men..so we have to acquire a different General with different ideas!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Whoever we get, it has to be someone with passion that they can apply to NCFC, the squad and each player individually, to manage each one as they need to be managed to get the best out of them. This is why I like the idea of Neil Lennon, especially with the past experience with Hooper. We do not have a Holt anymore to fire the players up on the field, and if they are not fired up when they start, no wonder we are seeing what we are seeing.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • <sigh>. How many times. Malkay Mackay can't be our new manager - he is embroiled in a legal dispute with Cardiff that will take a long time to resolve, and in the mean time he cannot manage another club, so forget about Malky.

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    MancCanary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Kingpin....I thought for a minute there that you were CH what with you not being an expert and not having a solution. You're not are you?? Mattias 333.... I see no point in us signing anybody at the moment as that is a million miles away from dealing with the real problem. If CH can't get some perfectly reasonable players to play for him how long will it be before Guitierrez joins his team mates and stops performing. Any way if CH gets the elbow would we want to be stuck with his purchases to pass on to whoever. Sparks.....Sure we have had injuries in important areas but I don't think that accounts for the repetitive bad performances. It's CH job to tackle this, it's called football management.

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    NICEONE

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • One Horse Town whoever you support, you are absolutely correct. To compare the outcome of any sporting event with the death of a human being is extremely crass. Equally crass is paying people 100 times as much to play a game as you pay doctors, surgeons etc to save lives. We live in a world where values are warped or non existent where the population of a country are actually being fed by another country who, according to their leaders are trying to annihilate them, where one country who cannot afford to retain its armed forces is giving aid to a country who are building their own aircraft carrier and have a space programme. Tonight look at The News at Ten and carefully consider the order of the various news items and their real importance. If a contestant in The Voice fell over and cut hisher knee, it would rate higher in the news bulletins than 50,000 starving people in Africa. Weep for what the world has become. (Hoof The Hoot as well though).

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I expect to see a news conference reported in these august pages where Hoots bigs up Hull and their new signings !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Oh dear Hughtons latest press conference only adds to peoples frustrations. Gutierrez seems a top man though, Hopefully backs it up where it counts on the pitch. Hughton once again said "our form in general hasn't been too bad".....yes Chris you right....if being able to have a shot that goes close in the first 5 minutes then folding like a pack a cards week after week is playing well in general. Then the continued pearls of wisdom "a couple of wins and everybody looks at things differently".....no they wont. Any other team yes...but we've been saying "oh a couple of wins and were midtable for so long and failing to deliver that even if we managed 2 wins (sounds so much now a days) I think everyone would be fairly sure we would then lose the next 5 and drop down again. To make things worse Hughton claims the stats (oh god he's using stats to try justify failings now) had NCFC on top against Fulham......obviously Im guessing he isnt including the vital stat.....GOALS. Goes on to say the usual stuff like he understands everyone is frustrated and they are to.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • If we could get Bielsa, that would be incredible. Unlikely, but it would be great.

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    chirpy

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Do agree totally with what your saying Putney. Im firmly off the fence at last and fully in favour of change but like that? im not sure. I mentioned Marcelo Bielsa in my report on here yesterday. Would love it but highly doubt we'd be able to tempt him. We can dream.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Steely, thats the one - another of Hughtons old boys from Newcastle days, plays a bit like Bradley Johnson acts a bit like Joey Barton. Hardly what I'd call a fit for our club??

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Leadership?? But captaincy is not important, malaga. Chrissy says so. I wonder if Gutierrez will become (loan) Captain? Hughton`s man, therefore no threat.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Latest rumour doing the rounds is that CH is trying to sign Danny Guthrie from Reading.....

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • There's no way Bielsa would ever contemplate coming here. And, Dobby, do you really think that with £60m at stake, McNally would worry about paying out £1m in compensation for CH - let alone the £500k you mentioned?

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    zebbee

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Zebbee. OK you tell us all why the club will not sack Hughton if its not the money to pay him off going what we seen this season and what its at steak if city get relegated . Considering if we survive and that he spend another £ 25 million and we would still be in the same persuasion we are in know any fool manager wast millions but it takes top manager to turn them into a winning team.

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    Obi-wan

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Not the same Danny Guthrie whose relations wrecked a hotel at a wedding reception somewhere in the North ? I think he had put £50k behind the bar to cover the drinks bill. The hotel manager described them as 'drunken sc*m'.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Time to go hoots... game over!

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    Chowman

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Doable Wins at home to Hull & Newcastle will put Norwich where they need to be. If they lose then They are definitely where they don't want to be.

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    Watton Warrior

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I think Hughton should go, but lets not heap all the blame on him as Mcnally must also shoulder a lot of the blame as Hughton is only trying to following his instructions to keep us out of the bottom 3. As for a new manager I think the only sensible option is to install Neil Adams as interim manager until the end of the season; he may well surprise a lot of people and furthermore he knows the players already.

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    John L Norton

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Not trying to make excuses for CH because the performance against Fulham was terrible but remember we were playing better before the mysterious Howson injury + he and Fer were combining well .The same can be said for Tettey who was also playing his best football for us at the time of injury.

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    spark

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Is this a picture of a "Dead Man Walking"?

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Past caring who I offend, you know who you are!

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    goldie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Donkeys led by a donkey.

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    goldie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Any manager can spend millions but take a very good manager to turn them into a winning team.

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    Obi-wan

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • …..Putney! There are so many posts now that cross talk has become difficult, and adjustments to points of view take ages, even without ethering!..and duplications....My suggestions that Adams and Huckerby be involved was for the short term rather than a permanent appointment....They are in position at the moment, know most of the players, and can only be positive in their approach....But as sure as eggs are eggs, something has to be done pronto! ...It could take a 'new' man time to settle and assess the talents of his squad, and by then it could be too late …..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Not grumbling about the CH debate because I hope the Board are having it, too. But we need to see the Prem as something quite different from all other leagues. There's no point CH going just to be replaced by someone who doesn't get how the Prem works, which is why Adams and Huckster could only be the shortest term remedy. And...do we have a discussion about the players, too. Some have let us down through attitude but some are finding out they just don't have the ongoing intensity for the Prem. it must be a pretty horrible learning curve for them when they find out that the Prem is very different for them, too. There are a lot of teams like us and every team that is probably safe has been in the league for longer then we have. It's a brutal place as well as an exciting one. There is no hiding place anywhere, as Lambert is finding at Villa, too.

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    Stopper

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Latest rumour doing the rounds is that CH is trying to sign Danny Guthrie from Reading.....

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I totally agree with fellow old timer Adelade Canary,my support started 1949 in the Barclay we have seen some C**p play since then but i will support the tean until my box arrives. unfortunatly at 79 i am no longer able to ge to games,but saw the first half of Fulham match on B T Sport plenty of passing backwared and sideways no one making a space in top third and when the ball did get hoofed up it went staight back, This is not the Canaries style. I am in despair

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    richard grout

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I don't think it will matter who they got to replace Hughton some fans would never be satisfied and this paper only stir thing up

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    Derek McDonald

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • If the powers that be had their heads screwed on they would get rid of Chris Hughton now before thing get worse, if thats possible, and get someone who is respected by fans and players alike, and that person is Malkie the previous Cardiff manager..

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    Footyboy16

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • If Hughton goes and this same group of players continue playing in the same manner or even doing worse nothing will have been achieved. Bit of a catch 22 isn't it. Nothing will stop me continuing my 70 years plus support for the club, even if they end up in the lowest division, that's where they were when I saw my first game in 1946.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • OneHorseTown, you make a fair point about Mcnallys statement? No doubt he is feeling under intense pressure which seems to have paralysed him into inaction these past months. Of course we don't really know who on the Board is keeping Hoots in a job for so long. All we do know that with one exception the City board has a terrible record on management appointments.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Odd that Pochettino is the bookies` favourite but doesn`t feature in the chart. I suppose he is likely to resign but unlikely to be sacked? If Chris Hughton needs extra help, can Neil Adams be freed up a bit? Depending on somebody being able to cover for him for a while, eg Hucks? Just thinking aloud, or rather in type. It may feel a bit threatening to Hoots.....Don`t let Bewilderwood near the development squad, though :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I for one think its time for change BUT has anybody noticed every time hoots future is in doubt we play out of our skins and he gets saved from the axe

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    Patrick Grey

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Pochinneto please! That is, if he is actually going to carry out his earlier threat to leave if the Chairman at Southampton were to resign. He has been a surprise package but as was said on this blog site a day or two ago, maybe we need to look overseas for once? The Prem League has changed dramatically, due mostly to the overseas influence both on and off the pitch. I know a lot of people would prefer a British manager but maybe it now takes someone from outside these shores to take the game and this club forward? Just a thought! Reading between the lines it seems as though Hughton has the game on Saturday to win or else if we don't and slip below the relegation line the deed will be done. We'll see.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Hows about instead of sacking Chris, get Malky MacKay in to give him a hand... As they say two heads are better than one...

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    SJG

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I still can't believe my eyes everytime I read people genuinely suggesting that Neil Adams and\or Huckerby are the answers to our woes. Incredible. Interesting that the bookies appear to have Marcelo Bielsa as joint 4th favourite to succeed CH...I don't think anyone had him on their radars so to see his name is perhaps suggestive? Or maybe its just known he's looking to come to England...? Either way, that is the one name that seriously excites me. If we could get him in I would completely change my tune and say CH should be sacked today. Boom.

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    PutneyCanary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I would like a news conference where our manager says we will give Hull hell and our players are top men

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • MichiganCanary, I think Gutierrez has come to Norwich with a view to catalysing the team like Holt used to. He had a successful history of that at Newcastle.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Sorry LYB but it beats sitting around waiting for relegation. If we'd even been given the slightest bit of encouragement over the last 12 months that things are going to change then i'd be all for it but even I the guy who sits on the fence more than anyone had a breaking point.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I wish I`d seen that posting, One Horse Town Man. You sound suspiciously Ipswich-like.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Can Hughton really believe some of the things he is saying? We have been playing dreadfully all season with perhaps a couple of exceptions. No good quoting stats about possession or whatever when we fail to get the ball where it matters, first into the penalty box, then a shot on target and finally a goal. We are disjointed from back to front. Midfield fail to move up in support when we have the ball anywhere near the opponents penalty box. Balls are played tamely across field then hoofed hopefully into the penalty area. We cannot even put a team under pressure or put in a tackle when needed. We play a left footed winger on the right.....really most of the problems we have on the pitch are easily identified and a Prem League coach should be able to rectify at least one or two of them by now! And of course there is then the issue of leadership........

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • You can see by the Managers face that he can't believe how badly his team is playing. Several of them don't look like proffesional footballers let alone Prem. players. Need some new players fast.

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    goldie

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Sorry about that double jobber.. Re. CH I really feel for the guy and would hate to be in the same situation, but I'm afraid Norwich City FC come first.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • you were spot on wivenhoe budgie, he has come out in the press and talked about hull and their top signings and nothing about our club who he suppose to be manger of, don't ever say anything about our club it's all about the opposition and how good they are and what they have done in the transfer market, what is he still doing in charge, change it mcnally now, you have seen are fixtures, you need to get steve clarke in now go and do it!!!! before it's to late, get rid of him MCnally now!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hooley14

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Come off it. Doesn't work like that. Enough defensively minded opinions in the club as it is. End of the day If Hughton wants help he will seek it from someone he knows an trusts. Not someone who legally cannot work for someone else at the minute anyway.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Funny game football - full of macho, tough-talking 'experts' giving their opinions. Just a pity no one has the guts to dare stand up to people like the chief executive, whose utterly crass statement the other day (the 'death' one) has not been apologised for.....either by him or the celebrity cook. I'm sure those who are terminally ill will appreciate his insightful comment. No doubt my comment will be taken down soon, as was a similar one yesterday, when I dared stand up for those with more integrityintelligence.

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Hi Richard Grout, you will remember coming bottom of the lowest league we had to apply for reinstatement to avoid being thrown out. It was always said it was the supporter base at Norwich which kept them in the league, todays supporters must not dessert their club when they are going through a rough time. From all their comments on here it is obvious the club has a passionate supporters base. Greetings to you from a very hot Adelaide 40C's plus 12000 miles away.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Sorry about that double jobber.. Re. CH I really feel for the guy and would h ate to be in the same situation, but I'm afraid Norwich City FC come first.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • you were spot on wivenhoe budgie, he has come out in the press and talked about hull and their top signings and nothing about our club who he suppose to be manger of, don't ever say anything about our club it's all about the opposition and how good they are and what they have done in the transfer market, what is he still doing in charge, change it mcnally now, you have seen are fixtures, you need to get steve clarke in now go and do it!!!! before it's to late, get rid of him MCnally now!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hooley14

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Only a big win with free flowing attacking football on Saturday should keep CH in his job (for the time being). We can dream...

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    GW

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

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