Chris Hughton realises the importance of the Carrow Road factor in Norwich City’s Premier League survival bid

Norwich City's support will have a big role to play in Saturday's Premier League home game against West Brom. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's support will have a big role to play in Saturday's Premier League home game against West Brom. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
8:00 AM

Chris Hughton is urging Norwich’s support to help drag the Canaries over the line in the battle for Premier League survival.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Norwich have earned 24 of their 32 points at Carrow Road this season in marked contrast to a wretched run on the road which continued with a sixth top flight away defeat in 2014 at Swansea. Only Cardiff have picked up fewer away points and Hughton is acutely aware Norwich’s hopes hinge on their consistent home form.

“We have been very good at home and we are going to need to be to get the job done,” said Hughton. “We have shown at Carrow Road we are capable of getting points. It is not a position we want to be in where we manage to get results and raise our performances but away from home we find it very difficult.

“It is one we have to address. You look at the better days on the road and the wins at Stoke and West Brom are the levels we need to get closer to. The obvious reason why that is the case is probably the same one that applies to most of the division. Look at Stoke, who I feel are a very good side, and their away win at Aston Villa was only their second away from home. There is a group of clubs who will find it harder away, but we can’t keep putting the pressure on the home games, we need to start doing ourselves a favour to relieve some of that pressure.”

Hughton insists there will be plenty of twists and turns over the run-in with the likes of Crystal Palace shocking Chelsea and Sunderland running title contenders Liverpool close at Anfield just over the past week.

“I don’t think you can afford to feel you are safe until it is mathematically secured,” he said. “We saw a Sunderland team go to Liverpool who are in good form and ran them close and Liverpool is as good as anybody at present so that tells you how tight and how competitive the Premier League is. I expect it to be as competitive right through until the end and we have to accumulate as many as we can. A lot has been spoken about our last four games, but not here at the club.

78 comments

  • BW, You will be able to get a dozen RVW's for your 90 quid this summer, but can you afford over inflated salary.

    Report this comment

    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Why add insult to injury to Becchio. Those playing & managing are the ones letting us down. The board sold the car park for houses so all thats left is vote with the feet. If the team can't bother to turn up why should we.

    Report this comment

    SummerD

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • On a serious note I cant help but laugh at Hughton and his continued laughable interviews. "You look at the better days on the road and the wins at Stoke and West Brom".....what the TWO blooming games we won!!!!! Thats it....list complete. That aint better days, thats rare blooming days! (Obviously replace the word blooming with the obvious one im using).

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Oh please do!!!!! the mood im in today with Hughton it will honestly tip me over the edge. I kinda wish the club would have a funny bone and do some kind of april fool today. Would make a change from the boring positive spin pr they usually put out there. Anything....whether its announcing NCFC new shirt for next season as a whooping £90 shirt with new pie stain resistant technology or what ever....anything just to show were not as boring as Chris Hughton

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • ok here is a fan protest that would work. voting for player of the season. surely if most fans vote Becchio that sends the biggest message to players and management and will remain in norwich city history forever..

    Report this comment

    Robin Sydney

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Will we be getting clappers again this week?

    Report this comment

    goldie

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Nothing for the strikers, nothing for the paper, certainly nothing for the fans. I sometimes wonder what kind of Club we support!

    Report this comment

    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Cant believe the club are set to extended Chris Hughton's contract to 2023. Livid!

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • ok here is a fan protest that would work. voting for player of the season. surely if most fans vote Becchio that sends the biggest message to players and management and will remain in norwich city history forever..

    Report this comment

    Robin Sydney

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Well can anyone see Norwich surprising Chelsea or running Liverpool close? No, and that's the problem. And if the fans can't see it you can be pretty damn sure neither can the players..

    Report this comment

    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • McNally's biggest mistake was to set Hughton's target too low at the start of the season... and he has known it since the New Year. Based on the continued progression curve of the club over the last 4 seasons our reasonable target this year should have been 13th (midtable) not 17th. This is the single biggest factor that has stopped him being able to come down hard on Hughton and has always given Hughton something to justify his performance by. Personally the thing I hate the most is the fragility of our team's confidence this year, but at least we are not in the position of Sunderland, a team with many similarities to Norwich, including the quality of their squad.... it could be worse guys... who do we want for manager next year? Gary Megson anyone?

    Report this comment

    jops

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Robin S. Suggested Becchio for player of the season yesterday. He's gotta be a shoe in. Hasn't played so can't be blamed for any losses. A certainty, everybody vote now!

    Report this comment

    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • " A lot has been spoken about our last for games, BUT NOT HERE AT THE CLUB" What?!!!!!!!!?? Is he completely MAD? Does he think the last 4 games are not worthy of thought or comment or concern? He is totally in denial about the state to which he has brought this Club !

    Report this comment

    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only 2 sensible, well reasoned arguments on here. No prizes for guessing which ones.

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Garbage: We beat Stoke coz they did not turn up.. we beat WBA coz they had 100 chances that did not go in by some remarkable chance... i think our best away performance this season was at Arsenal ...just unlucky...last year Wigan, Blackburn and Bolton i think went down,, i consider this years teams of Fulham, Cardiff and Sland far worse.. we are where we are because other teams are just as bad, all it takes is for one of those 3 to win two games and we could be toast.

    Report this comment

    Robin Sydney

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Caption: McNally bows to fans' pressure and introduces "safe standing", but initially the concession will be limited to those who are too fat to sit down.

    Report this comment

    User Removed

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Under Hughton, Norwich have won 4 of 35 away league matches. I won`t work out the goal difference, it`s too depressing. LincsCan, can you?

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • most important Fer? Redmond? These two are crucial in the bid to survive . Where is the plan B ? RVW has failed sorry but its true

    Report this comment

    johnty

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only 2 sensible, well reasoned arguments on here. No prizes for guessing which ones.

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Mattias 333, I assume the extending the Hughton contract until 2023 was an April Fools joke? I wouldn't extend his contract beyond the end of this week!

    Report this comment

    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Additional comment. CH the nice guy mould of the current club. Unfortunately the EPL does not.

    Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Oh I agree. I just dont want the club to be in the same place we are now in 12 months if you get me. That dont mean I want Hughton here. Just means I want the next appointment to be the right one. Tricky game though judging by how everyone else gets on appointing managers.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Some great posts and several nails being hit on head. Amidst all the frustrations it is clear there is a dawning recognition that under the current ownership it is hard to make meaningful change. Names keep being put forward to replace CH but each one mentioned carries baggage or is a gamble. The suggested names however are managers we can afford. If, as someone suggests, we want to break the cycle of gambles and go for a big name we have to be attractive to that person in terms of what we can do to meet his criteria. We will not attract a top coach by asking him to make borderline prem\championship players over perform. After all, we had Lambert doing that and could not keep him. This board is of course committed to staying in PL but still has contingencies in its last annual report should we go down. Sensible yes, but it indicates where we are as a club. I have posted before how hard it is to demand new owners and I believe our board is well intended. It just seems to me however that if we want to be more than peripheral players amongst the big boys then change needs to happen at the very top. Hughton out if you want but do we want his replacement decided by those whose successive appointments took us down to Div One and were only saved when they finally got lucky with Lambert?

    Report this comment

    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • If we lose or draw against West Brom, I fear Hughton will experience another aspect of the Carrow Road factor!

    Report this comment

    Mel Lacey

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only 2 sensible, well reasoned arguments on here. No prizes for guessing which ones.

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Additional comment. CH the nice guy mould of the current club. Unfortunately the EPL does not.

    Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Mattias333, really do not care who takes over after Hughton. Anyone would be as good or better, no worse. I would vote for WeeJohnPoohPongMcPlop the Glasgow public lav attendant if it meant Hughton was gone!

    Report this comment

    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • ok here is a fan protest that would work. voting for player of the season. surely if most fans vote Becchio that sends the biggest message to players and management and will remain in norwich city history forever..

    Report this comment

    Robin Sydney

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Well can anyone see Norwich surprising Chelsea or running Liverpool close? No, and that's the problem. And if the fans can't see it you can be pretty damn sure neither can the players..

    Report this comment

    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Plenty of managers would like to manage in the PL that's why it is imperative to stay up, McKay would get my vote he was doing OK at Cardiff despite working for a grade A nutter so Delia and Co would be manna from heaven. He plays decent football and got to a cup final so yes he'd get my vote, ex Norwich too!

    Report this comment

    Simon Thetford

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Air Horns, Party Poppers & Large flags!

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only 2 sensible, well reasoned arguments on here. No prizes for guessing which ones.

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • If we lose or draw against West Brom, I fear Hughton will experience another aspect of the Carrow Road factor!

    Report this comment

    Mel Lacey

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Blimey maybe I should start wearing a shirt - that lot are fatter than me.

    Report this comment

    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Plenty of managers would like to manage in the PL that's why it is imperative to stay up, McKay would get my vote he was doing OK at Cardiff despite working for a grade A nutter so Delia and Co would be manna from heaven. He plays decent football and got to a cup final so yes he'd get my vote, ex Norwich too!

    Report this comment

    Simon Thetford

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Agree Superfan. Id never give up my home ticket in the lower barclay. Was their for the highs and lows in my 28 year old life and Im sure ill do it all again. Away though me and my group gave up our away season tickets after the spurs game this season. That was 1 too many no shows. Gradually everyone else has agreed or followed suit. While we still go to the odd game its based purely on the daynight rather than the game itself, thats just a side show for 90minutes. We cannot justify the money it costs anymore. We have no problem losing, as like most away season ticket holders will testify its only natural you will see faaaaar more losses than wins but its the manor we keep losing under Hughton. Soul destroying!

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • The crowd will be up for it always but the crowd get nervous when the performance isn't happening. If we come out fast like we did against WBA last season, it's there for the taking. But then who knows these days.

    Report this comment

    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • most important Fer? Redmond? These two are crucial in the bid to survive . Where is the plan B ? RVW has failed sorry but its true

    Report this comment

    johnty

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I really hope that they do extend his contract----as a home & away season ticket holder he will save me a lot of money----can't help feeling that getting a season ticket was the worst thing that we could have done

    Report this comment

    superfan59

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Stupid thing is Jigs, chances are we may do just that. Dont worry im in the same boat as you here. I want that man gone and as far away from this club as possible. Hes had ample chances to achieve and then rescue the mess hes caused but failed time after time, but the way the tables going the chances are going into the last few games the bottom 7-8 will still have about 5ish points between them and should we pick up an unexpected result it will bump us up to 11th-13th ish......like last season and suddenly Hughton believes hes god again. Then the happy clappers who see no wrong in anything Hughton, Roeder, Grant, Hamilton and co ever did at the club will pull the old "you finish where you deserve to be" lines out like last year ignoring just how serious and close we were to dropping out the top flight.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Vote for Becchio. Hilarious and great protest idea, Robin!

    Report this comment

    malaga flier

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Cant remember if it was you I mentioned it robin but id be all for changing my get Carlo Nash POTS campaign to the Get Becchio Player of the season campaign. While I dont think hes better than what we have or that he'd change the clubs fortunes I do support those who feel hes been treated badly and not been given the chances he more than deserves. Another player abused under the Chris Hughton era. Its amazing just how much damaged Hughton has caused really from a results POV all the way to a club morale POV. I do miss the away games Superfan. The banter and stories that unfold but under Hughton we just couldn't do it anymore. Its amazing how it was Spurs away that broke us. Luckily I spared some of the madness thats happened beyond then. How the clubs come to this i'll never fully understand. We have so much potential being wasted. We as a club our better than this! Stop accepting Mr less than average Hughton.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I think I might have heard something along these lines somewhere before... It's no wonder a lot of us fans think the club doesn't care. Scraps for the strikers, scraps for the paper, second-hand scraps for the fans.

    Report this comment

    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Yep, that's it Hughton: rely on the fans to get us over the line again! Better not to rely on your coaching, team selections and motivational skills eh?

    Report this comment

    malaga flier

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Plenty of managers would like to manage in the PL that's why it is imperative to stay up, McKay would get my vote he was doing OK at Cardiff despite working for a grade A nutter so Delia and Co would be manna from heaven. He plays decent football and got to a cup final so yes he'd get my vote, ex Norwich too!

    Report this comment

    Simon Thetford

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Why add insult to injury to Becchio. Those playing & managing are the ones letting us down. The board sold the car park for houses so all thats left is vote with the feet. If the team can't bother to turn up why should we.

    Report this comment

    SummerD

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Our destiny, City fans, will be decided in the next two games. Simple as that.

    Report this comment

    Mellow_Yellow

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • My thoughts too, Kenny. It is inconceivable that Hughton and his muppets hadn't stressed the importance of amassing points weeks ago before the final four games. I can only assume that everyone at the Club is deluded and thinks we will end up in 11th or 12th place. Another must win game on Saturday. Another false dawn before another humiliating defeat at Fulham? And then Liverpool . . . that home game must be the one where Hughton thinks we can get something - because Sunderland ran them close at Anfield . . .

    Report this comment

    jigs69

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Stop focusing on what other clubs are capable of please Mr Hughton. The fact is that away from home we are incompetent. That has been evident from early in the season when we lost 1-0 to a Hull side who were down to 10 men after 30 mins. Nothing has changed. Maybe you should sacrifice half your wages because you and your coaching staff have not been earning them on the road.

    Report this comment

    Preston Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I imagine "scr*ps" is on Archie's non-no list.

    Report this comment

    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Plenty of managers would like to manage in the PL that's why it is imperative to stay up, McKay would get my vote he was doing OK at Cardiff despite working for a grade A nutter so Delia and Co would be manna from heaven. He plays decent football and got to a cup final so yes he'd get my vote, ex Norwich too!

    Report this comment

    Simon Thetford

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Summer D --most can't vote with their feet as most of us have season tickets----so it does not matter if we don't turn up--the attendance will still be over 26000. VOTE FOR BEECHIO.

    Report this comment

    superfan59

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Plenty of managers would like to manage in the PL that's why it is imperative to stay up, McKay would get my vote he was doing OK at Cardiff despite working for a grade A nutter so Delia and Co would be manna from heaven. He plays decent football and got to a cup final so yes he'd get my vote, ex Norwich too!

    Report this comment

    Simon Thetford

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Where's Brewer? Plucking his eye brows at the bus stop maybe.

    Report this comment

    User Removed

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • kenfoggo, WeeJohnPooPongMcPlop was approached about the job but he sees himself more of a number two ....boom boom

    Report this comment

    GossVolley

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • We`ll do what you "urge" us, Chrissy, if you do what we "urge" you. Which is "Go Away". Interesting that he cited Stoke`s away record. I would cite the fact that Stoke already have 40 points in the bag and are safe. Their goal difference is -8, ours is -25. What a load of piffle Hughton comes out with.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only 2 sensible, well reasoned arguments on here. No prizes for guessing which ones.

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I have to believe the board wants to stay in the EPL because of the financial benefit, even if it means shelling out more money for ground improvements, bigger transfer fees and higher wages. I also believe the they understand the supporters will not stand for another season of CH and co. However I don't think they know what to do. They cannot attract or afford a top flight proven manager, and don't know which manager in the lower divs is another PL.Anyone who has worked for a corporation in trouble has seen inept management trying to talk the talk, but unable to walk the walk. This is NCFC. We need a rich tough no-nonsense owner. Maybe McN has what it takes with the right owner, but NCFC is no longer a "family business" if we are going to succeed.

    Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I guess Hughton is doing the spade work for excuses in preparation for a defeat? "We didn't get the home support we deserved!" Laughable!

    Report this comment

    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • CH "fits" the..... I hate smart phone typing.

    Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Look at Chrystal Palace since getting a new manager, they are really going for it and have nearly caught up with City. City players seem unable to put any effort in more than once a fortnight. Can't think of a decent manager who would want to come to City unless we can find one abroad or from a lower division.

    Report this comment

    goldie

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Thanks for the Statistic, LincsCan. Not quite as bad as I`d estimated, but within 1. Also your sensible comments about manager alternatives. It is also encouraging is that it took "staying up" a full 6 attempts before he succumbed to the stray apostrophe syndrome, and an obligatory `!`. Well done!!! I have always believed that Becchio should be player of the season. At least since Butterfield left. He was awesome. What a loss.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Dunno if anyone has heard but RVW is the clubs record signing, hes also a dutch international. They should do an offer to get his long name on shirts in the club shop. Hope we get a manager who can embrace all the good players we have....RVW, Hooper, Hoolahan, Redmond, Snodgrass, Howson, Fer.......The right guy could do wonders with those guys!

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • The r.r.p. for the new England shirt is £90. NINETY POUNDS!! .......for a shirt which will probably be worn only 3 times. You could buy an Elmander for that. Just goes to show the general contempt in which the fans are held by the footballing powers that be. McNally has his own unique way of showing contempt for Norwich fans.........extending Hughton's contract. I despair. When I die, I want to be reincarnated as a Rugby Union supporter. Less stressful.

    Report this comment

    User Removed

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • .....It sure is competitive Chrissy!....But why do Norwich City 'opt' out so often?...Is it something youv'e said?.....Do you tell your deputies what is required to practice...or do they tell you?....Don't worry though...it's nearly over!...Get the Tea Lady to make you another cup of tea, and say"There, There, Don't you worry Chrissy Darling"!.....

    Report this comment

    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • This article is the start of the usual wind the fans up for a must win game, if the team loses then they will blame the fans for not giving enough support. Strange thing is, we pay for our part in this drama and yet this manager dares to try to shift the blame in our direction. I can only think he believes that our lack of superior numbered support is the real reason the team fails to turn up for away games.

    Report this comment

    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Impossible to vote with feet as however unhappy we are we LOVE the club and all life long supporters will still show up in our 1000s. Thats where the club has us by the short and curlys. They know that as much as we do. Look at Ipswich. Its like a ghost town at Portman road and in reality they are extremely close to getting in the playoffs despite not actually spending a penny this season. We went to league 1, lost 7-1 and still filled Carrow Road. The board know how much of a good thing they are on to with us fans. Loyal to the end. We love the club so voting with feet with never happen. Support & love the club, hate (disagree with) the management. Simple. Ps- Vote for Becchio (or Carlo Nash)

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Agree Superfan. Id never give up my home ticket in the lower barclay. Was their for the highs and lows in my 28 year old life and Im sure ill do it all again. Away though me and my group gave up our away season tickets after the spurs game this season. That was 1 too many no shows. Gradually everyone else has agreed or followed suit. While we still go to the odd game its based purely on the daynight rather than the game itself, thats just a side show for 90minutes. We cannot justify the money it costs anymore. We have no problem losing, as like most away season ticket holders will testify its only natural you will see faaaaar more losses than wins but its the manor we keep losing under Hughton. Soul destroying!

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Some great posts and several nails being hit on head. Amidst all the frustrations it is clear there is a dawning recognition that under the current ownership it is hard to make meaningful change. Names keep being put forward to replace CH but each one mentioned carries baggage or is a gamble. The suggested names however are managers we can afford. If, as someone suggests, we want to break the cycle of gambles and go for a big name we have to be attractive to that person in terms of what we can do to meet his criteria. We will not attract a top coach by asking him to make borderline prem\championship players over perform. After all, we had Lambert doing that and could not keep him. This board is of course committed to staying in PL but still has contingencies in its last annual report should we go down. Sensible yes, but it indicates where we are as a club. I have posted before how hard it is to demand new owners and I believe our board is well intended. It just seems to me however that if we want to be more than peripheral players amongst the big boys then change needs to happen at the very top. Hughton out if you want but do we want his replacement decided by those whose successive appointments took us down to Div One and were only saved when they finally got lucky with Lambert?

    Report this comment

    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • MB, the 35 away games you refer to have yielded a minus 50 goal difference. Last season it was minus 22 from 19games, this season minus 28 from 16 games so far. With away games to come against Man U, Chelsea and mighty Fulham it does not bear thinking what the end total will be. What we can be sure of is that we need one point more than our fellow strugglers to make up the gd.

    Report this comment

    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Kenny as you started your career with West Brom will you be going for the draw on Saturday ?

    Report this comment

    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • 100% spot on MichiganCanary! The club got very lucky with Paul Lambert. While he wasnt perfect (yes he did have faults despite what some will have you believe) he arrived at a time when morale with club and fans was rock bottom and through his brilliant man management he took the club through alot of success in a short space of time putting him in immortal status. On a smaller scale its similar to Man Utds issue after losing Fergie. Who ever came in next was doomed to fail because now we are at a higher level its much harder to achieve anywhere near the level of success and happy times Lambert did. That was always going to go against Hughton....however hes hardly helped himself. Hes failed far worse than even I suspected he would. Wanted him to prove me wrong. I really did. Everyone destroyed me the day we appointed him but now those same fellow season ticket holders are more vocal than even I am in voicing their opinion on Hughton. Like you say I fully suspect the board just dont know what to do. Ultimately like McNally said relegation is unthinkable so rule out any thought the clue would get it easy if that happened because im sure they'd rather have the tough choices of what to do if we do just about survive. Sack him regardless and pretty much everyone around NCFC will understand despite the likely claims from MOTD and other media outlets that we sacked a man who kept us up. Will seem harsh to everyone on the outside but we the NCFC faithful will understand. I honestly believe the club were prepared to sack him but just was typical everytime we reached that stage he would typically save his own bacon. I hope & pray that when the time comes the club really surprises us and pushes the boat out and manages to appoint someone none of us thought we should be able to. Going to take something like that to get everyone back on side.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Only two sensible comments on here. I`ll leave you to make up your minds which one`s!

    Report this comment

    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • I have to believe the board wants to stay in the EPL because of the financial benefit, even if it means shelling out more money for ground improvements, bigger transfer fees and higher wages. I also believe the they understand the supporters will not stand for another season of CH and co. However I don't think they know what to do. They cannot attract or afford a top flight proven manager, and don't know which manager in the lower divs is another PL.Anyone who has worked for a corporation in trouble has seen inept management trying to talk the talk, but unable to walk the walk. This is NCFC. We need a rich tough no-nonsense owner. Maybe McN has what it takes with the right owner, but NCFC is no longer a "family business" if we are going to succeed.

    Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Of greater importance is how many games Sunderland can lose

    Report this comment

    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • If we go down im quite sure the club will go down the route of appointing someone from a smaller club whose on the up. If however we survive and the club has the balls to remove Hughton im really not sure who i'd want at the club. In reality not one of the names mentioned by most City fans does anything for me. Malky, RDM, Phelan, Clarke, Lennon etc. Malky is the emotional choice that would bring the fans back onside, but its just a short term fix as in the long term his tactics would bring us right back to this stage we are at with Hughton. Ignore the Champions league win for RDM and his WBA spell was truly shocking an lets face it they are a similar club to ours in terms of fan base and money etc. Phelan is totally untested so its really a 5050 gamble with him. Could he be the next big thing in terms of management or will he follow others who have been long time coaches and fail (aka Peter Grant & Chris Hughton to name a few). According to fellow Season Ticket Holders who attend with me they tell me Neil Lennon to NCFC next year is a done deal. Obviously thats rubbish as no1 are future is nowhere near assured and no2 I dont rate him anyway. Tactically flawed, on the Roy Keane side of aggressive man management and lucky hes at a club who could win the league with only 9 players to be fair. End of the day it dont matter what I think though, its what the board think and based on recent exploits it wouldnt surprise me one bit of Malky was who they go for. I hope im wrong and its nothing against Malky personally but I just dont think hes the man to take the club forward and achieve what we should have been more than capable of achieving this season.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • SORRY--MENT BECCHIO

    Report this comment

    superfan59

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Same for me Mattias 333--and i have been following Norwich since 195859----also been very lucky that for most of my years have afforded season tickets---NO MORE AWAY GAMES -for me. Robin Sydney---brill; idea.

    Report this comment

    superfan59

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

loading...

Classifieds, browse or search them online now

The Canary magazine
Order your copy of The Canary magazine

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT