Norwich City board move closer to new manager as deadline approaches

Norwich City joint-majority shareholder Delia Smith with chief executive David McNally. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Norwich City joint-majority shareholder Delia Smith with chief executive David McNally. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:37 AM

The wait has continued into the weekend to discover who will lead Norwich City as their manager in the Championship next season.

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The Canaries’ self-imposed deadline of “the end of the week” to deliver news on who will be their permanent successor to Chris Hughton was set on Sunday, meaning a resolution should be expected this weekend – although the process may yet continue into a second week before official confirmation arrives from the club.

City held a board meeting on Friday afternoon, with end-of-season incumbent Neil Adams, former Watford manager Gianfranco Zola and ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay believed to be the leading contenders discussed.

Mackay attended Thursday night’s Football Writers’ Association dinner, along with Hughton, but was coy when asked if he is close to taking over at City.

“There are various teams at the moment out there who don’t have a manager and like everyone else I just have to wait and see,” he said. “But I’m looking to get back into management as quickly as possible.

“I really enjoyed testing myself against the best coaches in the world. We had some tough games and there’s times that you really see the difference in world-class players. Other times we competed really well and we managed to beat the champions (Manchester City), which Cardiff should be proud of.”

A fake Twitter account purporting to be BBC pundit Garth Crooks claimed Neil Lennon would be named City’s boss within 48 hours on Thursday – and bookmakers also shortened their odds to make Lennon their favourite for the Carrow Road hot seat.

However, it is believed Lennon is not currently a frontrunner for the job.

167 comments

  • Sounds like `Awwy Wedkn@pp, John T€rry, Jimmy Carr, Ken Dodd, Crocodile Putnee and John Prescott rolled into one devious, aggressive, unpleasant, dishonest entity, LincsCan! Let`s go for it! No more Mister Nice Guy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • I notice a couple of mentions for Steve Evans, Rotherham's Glaswegian manager. He began his managerial career at Stamford in Lincs then moved to another Lincs team, Boston. I have seen him managing those teams and he wasis a fiery character, a real loose cannon in fact. He fell foul of the football authorities at Boston concerning players contractual irregularities and has a conviction for tax evasion. It's true he has done well at all the lower league clubs he managed but given his volatile past I doubt if that will be enough to make him a plausible candidate for Norwich.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Re: Adams. Hmmmm....I'm not sure that expressing public interest in the manager's job is the prime qualifying factor for getting it. I want to be manager of 1p5wich Down. My first team sheet of the 7 Dwarves, the Chuckle brothers, Alan Carr + Ronnie Corbett (in goals) is already prepared........

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    Timbo

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Hard one to call, Mad Brewer. I think the guy at Rotherham is showing he can produce a good, winning, team. Thanks for putting a name to the MK manager, MB. Other than those two, I have to go back to my original names like Ferguson. However, rather than naming specific names, I was really just asking the question: given most of those "in the frame" may now want the job or are hovering to see if better offers come in, wouldn't it be worth at least looking down the league structure at possible contenders who might actually jump at the chance to manager Norwich City and be keen to use the opportunity to make a name for themselves? We appear to be becalmed at the moment for whatever reasons. An interesting point made below - as the club actually advertised for and received applications? Or has it just gone out making phone calls to people who it thinks may be available, interested and suitable?

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    malaga flier

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • I like malaga flier`s philosophy. Nigel Clough? I don`t think St. Dee would entirely approve of Darren Ferguson? Kenny Jackett worked miracles with Wolves last season, but he`s not that young, and, with Wolves back in the Championship, why would he want to leave for NCFC? Eddy Howe likes the South Coast. I think he`s already booked his chair in a retirement home. Can`t really think of any other young guns. Do you have any in mind, malaga? As you mention, the MKD guy may fit the bill - Karl Robinson? Btw - I think Stew has his eye on Ma Snipps` dumplings again. Be ever vigilant, Pa! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Careful, Wiv, kenfoggo will tell you off! No politics please, we`re footy geeks ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • pubmandave implies he has inside info about a tryst at Hanbury Manor, involving Wynn. I don`t know who "andrew tuner" is, or "darrn eales". Sherwood was reportedly there, was Machianalli present? Hanbury Manor, Herts? Certainly Spurs residential territory. Every day`s a schoolday - specially for ex-Wensum Viewers!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Well---the board got it wrong again----we are about 5th best at the moment. Stop kidding yourself MacNasty--the only guy that wants the job is Adams.

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    superfan59

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • this is becoming a long weeeek. 6 days and 72 hours and counting. waclor does it matter which bunch of rightist politico's run the show, the rich just get more and more of the cake.if minimum wage had risen at same % as average directors pay since the 'crash' it would be approaching £30k. and as for pensions.....

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Apart from Neil Adams, I wonder if anybody else has actually applied for the job? Has actually said, "I want to manage Norwich City"? Or are we pursuing people who otherwise may not have applied?

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    Mel Lacey

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Just to put the record straight, Expat. It wasn't Pelligrini who sold Malaga's best players. It was the club's management, who needed to bring the club's finances in line with UEFA 's directive. In fact it was Pelligrini who held the team and the club together when eight or nine of the top players were sold and the club appeared to be in disarray. To that end Pelligrini is still held in the highest esteem by Malaga's fans. As regards Bernd Schuster I agree he has done a good job this season, given the threadbare squad he inherited. He did have a big fallout with the fans mid-season, though. Back to the Norwich vacancy, I would say again that we might be better off selecting a bright, enterprising and proven manager from the lower leagues. Someone who would jump at the challenge to manage at a higher level. Above all we need someone who can motivate and re-invigorate the players and who can get them playing positively, as a coherent unit and to their strengths.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Croydonary- like you I was a bit shocked at seeing Steve Bruce at Wembley. No need to ask who ate all the pies. When did he turn into such a bloater,salad-dodger? He looked like a heart attack waiting to happen. Spirited performance though!

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • This Manager merry-go-round is fast approaching the realms of farce. As all the contenders hold out for a Premier League position before they commit to Norwich in the Championship. I am not saying I want him as our Manager BUT at least N.Adams has declared he WANTS the job, not just taking it as "second best" .

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • So much for that so called deadline.... I bet it will be monday when the announcment will be made. Hope it is someone who is inspirational and not a defensive CH style manager. NCFC will never do well with those managers when it comes to top tier football.

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    norwichlad23

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • waiting for the new head honcho to be announced -I've not a clue who it will be and I fear the board haven't clue either at the moment !

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    mervyn Lambert

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Looking at the state of Stevie Bruce yesterday it won't be home as he'll be managing whales before us

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    Croydonary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • It`s blantantly obvious for everyone to see that nobody wants the job and who can blame them...............off the ball city.

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    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Why, when I get this message... Thanks for your comment. There may be a delay before it appears, but there's no need to resubmit it.... do I know the comment will not be used! And why do you do this to sensible comments?

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    Mel Lacey

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • If the club learns nothing else from this disastrous season and now a similar manager appointment farce, it should be to engage brain before mouth. "I would rather die than be relegated" came at a time when relegation was almost a racing certainty. And now it has been followed up with, "we will appoint a new manager within the week." The most basic of all PR cock-ups - never set yourself a time limit with the media. It is far better to say, "we are working hard to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible." Simple!

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    Mel Lacey

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Three hours to go to midnight and the fans are getting restless, AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS: 'There is no announcement'. It's so exciting, I'm off to watch some paint dry.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Don't think that anyone is interrested

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    superfan59

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • when McNally said he will announce the new managers name by the end of the week...Which week was he referring to ?

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Funny how last time round all the talk was on Mark Robins, yet this time he hasn't even been mentioned. Funny how your stock and reputation rises and falls in just a couple of years or so. No idea if he's for us, just saying ..!

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    Les Lee

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Like it or not NCFC had some of their best days under Robert Chase if you remember. Today we would do well to look for a manager who could integrate our promising youngsters with seasoned professionals, a man like Bernd Schuster of Malaga who is available after taking over from Manual Pellegrini who sold all their best players and left for Msn City.

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    Expat

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Yesterday afternoon at a meeting, at Hanbury Manor a meeting was held and attended by wynn jones, andrew tuner, Tim sherwood and darren eales. Again the norwich board showed there true worth by trying to knock down his wage demands (15k less than Hughtons) I say to delia and all her mates, you have screwed us long enough, you have just recieved 60 million for being failures, you spend nothing on players, goodbye you are Robert Chase in disguise

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    pubmandave

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • …..I think you may well be right Pa!....If Malky wanted the job, he would have said so by now!....Just stalling to see how much he can squeeze out of his fellow countryman!....Hey what are we all doing ? Worrying ourselves about our Championship side on a glorious day like today....There is more to life than supporting this bunch of overpaid underachievers!....take a break...Enjoy the Summer!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • All this talk, or lack of it, about a new manager does nothing for me! We have a perfectly capable man sitting in the seat and he won't have to search far for up market assistance. Unless we are thinking of bringing in managers who would want the earth, with no guarantees, we may as well give Neil the opportunity!. Malky! Lennon! Uncle Tom Cobbley! is not important! Neil Adams should be given the chance to sort this playing staff out and given the full support of all those that matter. Including me! I will be available for consultation by any one needing advice!

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    Pa Snipps

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Or Lambert said buy Benteke and Michu the BoRd said no and he pi $$ ed off. We will cheapskate wait and see.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • One thing that occurred to me the other day, I bet Paul Lambert is kicking himself for leaving when he did. I think he would have be able to bring us on with the money that Hughton spent (or rather wasted). And given the power of hindsight, I still believe we were a better prospect for a manager with hunger, ambition and drive than Villa.... Or maybe I'm just incredibly biased!

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    Splazza

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • You have got to love predictive text! And thanks for pointing it out MB or maybe it was just a Freudian slip! I'm with many of you on here, although a quick appointment would be great, much more important to get the right man this time. Malky on a rolling contract? He may be the man to get us out of the championship, in that he has proven himself capable, but to take us forward and IF we get back to the Premier league.... I do not see him attracting the sort of player to do this. Lennon on the other hand brings passion, drive and the ability to bring in (IMO) exciting prospects. I think the players that are looking to leave, will leave no matter who the new manager is. Let them, we want a manager AND players that want to play for Norwich City, and in that, I think the board may have been naive or in the very least, impetuous in saying the new manager will be announced so soon.... Or maybe they've already decided!?

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    Splazza

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Apparently crowds gathering in Anglia Square were excited to see white smoke rising. Nothing to do with the manager, just someone finally torching the place. Someone looking like Tim Sherwood was reportedly seen in QD, moments before the place collapsed.

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • The stories haven't changed for two days and nothing new seems to be happening. The sports programs are full of stories about WBA and Brighton and those managers in the frame but nothing about Norwich. We apparently no longer interest too many people. I think it is better that any negotiations go on behind closed doors but it was the board who said they would have a new manager in place before the end of the week. Trust us - I should cuckoo.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I cannot go with Lennon. Only coached and managed at Celtic. A team with no competition in the SPL. Malkie must be the favourite as ex players seem to be preferred. But why would he take the drop into the Championship. Hopefully, the board will not make another "mistake".

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    stormy

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Meant to Scottish, but maybe also scittish

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Anyone know anything about Steve Evans (Rotherham)? Seems to have a lot of managerial credentials - promoted last year, playoffs this year, Scittish, been prosecuted for tax evasion, etc.. Something to prove at a bigger club?

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Martin Jol is an interesting suggestion Splazza tho TBH I've had enough of Spurs connections for the time being. I'd have to go with Lennon. He'd have access to some useful up + coming youngsters from Celtic who'd love to either win promotion to the Prem with us or @ the very least put themselves in the shop window. I wouldn't be as disappointed with "Wor Malky" as some others on this board. I think he's angry + his apology to Tan was meaningless. He'd love to have a crack @ proving people wrong. I'd put Malky on a rolling contract like PL was on tho, just in case we had another disappointment of the Hughton type. An interesting 24 hrs coming up. If there is white smoke I'll mistake it for clouds up here in Manchester.....OTBC!

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    Timbo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Who is the new manager then ?

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Honestly, you submit something sane, sensible, concise, non-confrontational, inoffensive and it just disappears. What is that about?

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Very true Surrey---and don't forget Tottenham & possibly Aston Villa. Also agree with you about Adams--pre-season warm up game at the end of the season

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    superfan59

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Very true Surrey + don't forget Tottenham & Ason villa. Feel same as you about Adams---the Arsenal game was like a pre-season friendly

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    superfan59

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I sort of like NA too but he hasnt shown he's got what it takes. We could and should have beaten Fulham, we could and should have done better against Man U and Arsenal. I do not take to Sherwood, and Malky could be Hughton Mark II, which leaves Lennon. Lennon is unlikely to be offered a job in the PL so his only route to it is with an aspirant Championship club. That is us. I hope.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Well I think he experienced managers are all waiting on West Brom, Sunderland and West Ham. No-one wants to pitch in for 2 Championship Club is a PL club is on the table. So we end up waiting to pick up the crumbs from someone else's table, or we look for someone hungry with some kind of track record who is on the up (as per PL). Play it safe on experience, or take a risk on enthusiasm? Just wish NA had been a little more positive in some of his games in charge

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Still no announcement? 'Er downstairs is starting to ask why I spend so much time at my PC. She'll be checking my emails next. Damn that Scudamore. And soon I have to watch Deal or No Deal and feign interest. Perhaps Noel will spring a surprise and reveal our new boss. Not Mr Blobby hopefully. I'd rather have a politician. Rejoice, we would never have it so good and the pound in our MD's pocket would be safe in his time.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Another Wensum View alumnus? Is it such a bad school you have to educate yourself? I guess I am with Splazza. Lennon may be the best of the mooted candidates.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • brew.roy keane is a bit of hard man and nasty with it,and he was a useless manager.i am still in favour of eddie howe.young and hungry.

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    bluelight

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I hold my hands up Brew. Even the quote was way off. Let's just say that we were going through the motions last season rather than shifting through the gears and hardly anyone could claim to be cream of the crop. You may need Steely's assistance for that one. He's not still praying that we get Neil Lennon is he?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • "Moreover the sane". I`m struggling with that one, Splazza, unless it was on purpose ;-) BP2, was the `waist` another deliberate `tempter`? I`m only a self-educated wastrel from Wensum View.. I`m just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh, Lord - please don`t let me be misunderstood. (Edith Piaf and Meatloaf in Duet).

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Wasn't it Disraeli who said on his deathbed that his life had been an entire waist of time?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Sherwood seemed as clueless and one dimensional as Hughton when things weren't going Spurs way. Yes he did actually save a couple of results at the death, but how much did the Spurs team cost!? Malky, as many have said before me, would not excite me as it would be moreover the sane I think. Lennon, now that's an interesting prospect, and I think he could bring some big names on free's with him. By the way, it amazes me that I have not once heard Martin Jol's name mentioned. He did very well IMO at Fulham for many years and attracted some decent playersnames too

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    Splazza

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Bring back Barking Wise!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • waclor, I`d like to see Benjamin Disraeli manage NCFC. Despite his left-wing credentials. Already.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • `Fools to the left of me, Jokers to the right - Here I am, stuck in the middle with you`. The wheeler-dealers steal everything. Sainty is giving himself a retrospective reinvention on another board. Another fence-sitting dimvvit. Chips Rafferty with everything. el dingo, was Hughton`s agent the Pope? A Cardinal Sin.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Understand that Conchita Wurst is putting in a late bid for the job, apparently (s)he is making a strong push from the rear !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • 104 comments and rising. Are we set for an all night vigil? Will there be white smoke to signal the appointment is made and will it be visible in Lincs? Dusting a nice bottle of red to see me through. Is it on tv?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • A song comes to mind after this long wait for white smoke to come from a chimbley at Carrow road -'bring on the clowns'

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    mervyn Lambert

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Just seen on Newsnow all the Hughton signings were through the same agent. I really hope that is not true.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • "We interviewed them all but ultimately Neil was the best candidate. .." Huh! It would sound like Chase reincarnated. I don't think they'll do it but you never know. .. Please God not Zola

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I still think they will cheapskate it with NA.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Talking of political correctness, and whilst we've got a bit of time on our hands, does anyone think that Scudamore chappie should stand down? The country waits for your answers. Think carefully wherever you live, you are ambassadors of Norfolk. Got to go out now, so will join the conversation later. Hoping to avoid any Ars&nal parades just up the road.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • And John Major to run the half time catering, specialising in hot Currie takeaways. ,

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Canary girl? If you need some help with waxing, I'm sure you'll find no shortage of volunteers on this board.....Legs or bikini-line to start...?

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    Timbo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Brilliant Lincs, we can have cheaper gas too. The only thing is, if anyone challenges his authority, they might come to an untimely end,and we don't want to alienate the teaching profession or any political dissidents.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • So here's who I'd like to shop out this summer.... Fer (v promising start, but ultimately hugely disappointing), RVW (obviously), Snodgrass (grafts hard but he's a headless chicken and we'll get good money), Bassong (what the hell happened there??). Assuming Pilks is off too, not sure we know why he's lost interest though. Fear we'll lose Ruddy, but I would only let him go for big money. PLEASE DON'T SELL OLSSON! A first 11 of Rudd, Whits, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Bennett, Johnson, Howson, Redmond, Hoolahan and Becchio should be good enough to get us back up. With the Murphys coming off the bench and the purchase of a young, up and coming goalscorer with the RVW money, we'll be ok. Would quite like to see Hoolahoop evolve into a player-coach type role - possible?

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    Canary Wurst

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Blimey Waclor, is it getting so desperate we can name politicians to manage Norwich? Ok, how about Putin, he has vast resources and is not known to take many prisoners in looking after his own. Of course we might have to wear red shirts and change our name to the Bears but if it brings success why not? After all, Leicester now have billionaire Thai owners and Leeds their multi millionaire Italian fraudster. And Chelski already have a Russian and he gets results.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Malkys the clear favourite at the bookies with Lennon 2nd and Zola 3rd,so why the wait?Perhaps he is waiting to see if the west ham job comes up.Im off to the bookies to put 50p on Hucks getting the job @ 250 2 1.

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    tonyb

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis Just like you swore to me that you'd be true There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis But he's a li&r and I'm not sure about you

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • New chant: 'There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis Just like you swore to me that you'd be true There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis But he's a liar and I'm not sure about you.'

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Having mulled, and having seen Sherwood blustering along on ITV yesterday, I vote for Adams. He wants the job, he'll promote our youth, and he's eloquent and passionate. Don't want Malky because I don't want another ex defender in charge. Come on - put us our of our misery.....

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    Canary Wurst

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Gruff under a tory government, the business leaders get rich but the jobs and wealth they create eventually filters down to improve the living standards of everybody who can be bothered to work. Under a labour government, politicians and their many mates get rich until businesses move away or go bust, taxpayers' money runs out and the country is bankrupt again. 1978, 2008 seen it before. Name one politician you would want to manage NCFC.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • It's probably a good thing that the appointment is taking longer than expected. It may be evidence of some ambition from the board. Let's face it, if they just wanted a better manager than Hughton, easy decision, the bloke from down the chip shop could do it. However if they are looking for an inspirational, ambitious and talented manager, it would take longer. Always remember Hughton was a quick appointment; pity the other end of his tenure took so long.

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    waclor

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Just give the job to Boycie Phillips. He`ll be great.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Saint Dee may have issues with Clements` horse racing history. Also he hasn`t managed! D. Ferguson may also not measure up to StD`s rigorous standards.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • One thing is for sure, Hull showed us the benefit of 100% effort in the cup yesterday and they at least lost with pride. During our last game against the Gonners, most players only seemed to put in 75% effort at best and therein lies my doubt with regard to the job going to NA.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Bill Punton`s bp - blocked X3. The answer is "yes". Archie wreaking retribution for my relaying a message from BW by blocking mine, repeatedly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Blocked X3. Bookie - try back\slash.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Question for Brewer. Has Barking Wise been banned?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Mad brewer, N Clement was 5,1 this morning, now 12,....M mackay is now 1,4

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    billythebookie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Mad brewer, N clement was 51 this morning, now 12....M mackay is now 14

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    billythebookie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Ferguson could be good, malaga. Trouble is, I wonder, with his heritage, will he really have the `hunger` of Lambert? Then again, you never know - he may want to prove himself, and thereby emerge from his Pa`s penumbra. It might not be all about money. Delia has her preferences, too.. Sherbert, how about "Take it Easy" by The Eagles? Then, after the appointment, "New Kid in Town"(City). That may rule out ex-City players, though. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Might as well be Lennon as half the team is scottish already and a few more is neither here nor there. Don't want a softy who is nicey nicey to the players, we need a manager who is strong and only plays the triers not just his pets. Who said a week is a long time in football, certainly seems a long time to me.

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    goldie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • On another musical note DC Delia has got her Beatles box set out and the Board are singing 8 Days a Week giving McNally a Hard Days Night now we are in the Penny Lane Championship. Sorry just getting bored or as the Kinks would say So tired tired of waiting.

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    Sherbert

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • If, as is possible, we start running out of prospective candidates, might we do worse than look back down the league structure in search of another potential PL? In that respect there are one or two managers who might be a good fit - the likes of Darren Ferguson at Peterborough for instance? He has done well with limited resources and has got his team playing well and scoring goals. Not saying he would want to swap London Road for Carrow Road though. There is also a young, progressive and respected incumbent at MK Dons. However in the end I have a gut feeling it will be Malky. Given the composition and history of the Board, you would not bank against the predictable and reasonably safe option. Not saying it would be the right one but just trying to second-guess the Board's thinking!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • In hindsight, it was amazing the way Lambert materialised as if from nowhere, worked a miracle and bu99ered back off. Like a dream. Then came the Freddy Krughton `Nightmare on Carra Rud`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Anyone who is hedging, hoping for a better offer from somewhere else, should NOT be appointed. We need a manager who wants to manage NCFC. I feel for the Board - they have a really difficult decision, and they have no-one with genuine football experience on the Board. Whoever is appointed also has to be a strong leader. I don't think CH was. Are we waiting on Poyet going to West Ham to free up big Sam??

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Do new managers really buy houses in the `locality` these days? Of course, Real Estate is a decent investment anyway. Specially for those awash with the riches of professional football. These guys could accumulate a property portfolio across the Nation as they carpet-bag their way from club to club on a 2-year repeat cycle of failure\mediocrity. I`d rather have Sherwood. He comes across as not very nice.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Whilst I can't wax as eloquently as many of the posters on here, I do have a gut instinct that works well most times. And at the moment my gut instinct says a big NO to Malky and Sherwood. Going down the road of former players is not good!! We need a forward thinking long term appointment and not select from who's left who can't get other jobs. And I mean that seriously. The board must consider someone like Neil Lennon at Celtic. He is a young manager with Champion League experience and a reputation for attacking football as well as solid defense etc. That would suit us well. We have to get this right otherwise it could be disastrous. Cheap options are not an option and I hope McNally is astute enough to realise that. Let them take as long as it takes but we have to appoint someone who is here to stay, re-build the team and move us forward!! I hope we are not disappointed when the chosen one is revealed!! otbc

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Michigan Canary raises an interesting queston, namely, is there a built in sabatoeur that would be happier with Championship mediocrity in preference to cutting edge drive to reach the Premiership? It would seem to be a daft question to ask. Surely every football fan wants their team to play at top level. Do they? Twenty years ago, teams like Norwich and QPR might find themselves finishing in the top six of the top division. Now, we consider staying up to be the major success. If you happen to strike lucky and can employ the likes of someone like Pottechino, then you consider yourselves most fortunate. Few of us would have considered his nationality an issue if we’d been lucky enough to get him. He can’t even speak the language but the home grown talent is certainly radiant. Southampton will reap some reward for his services, and possibly considerable reward, but they will lose him, and they won’t hang on to their stars. Also, it is demoralising to get soundly beaten, week in week out. How many of us secretly enjoyed division one, and before anyone asks, no I don’t want to go back there. I suspect that the board are risk averse, by which I mean that they don’t want to be held accountable for doing a Portsmouth for example. And what price success? Would we want to achieve the kind of dizzy heights of a team like Chelsea, built on the corruption of an oligarch? ‘We need a new owner with aggressive targets and money to go after them. The EPL and getting there is not a family business employing "friends"’. Delia may be the lynchpin in the equation. Her religious persuasion suggests respect for others, and with regard to culinary personalties, she has said she doesn’t believe in humiliating people. This for me is the key issue, and one that I agree in part with MC. There has to be an element of discomfort in the relationship with the manager. They must be willing to be challenged. The Worthington and Hughton relationships ably demonstrate the inherent risk of taking the cosy option. I know it won’t happen, but I do hope its Neil Lennon. Not too quiet, and not too loud. By the time I’ve finished writing this, Malky will probably have been appointed, and if he is, good luck to him, at least he’s got good dress sense.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Malky has bought a house in Brundal. Good appointment!!

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    STK123

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • No reason to suppose the board will be pressurised by us fans. They ignored us until five games to go before dismissing Hughton. To be fair I checked what was said after the Arsenal game and they (board) "aimed" to appoint within a week. Malky for me is a dull choice, the safe pair of hands who might deliver promotion given time. Maybe that is not too bad an option. Sherwood or Zola would probably provide us with more expansive football. Or we could wait a while longer to see if the likes of Big Sam become available.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Much wisdom from LC, TK & CM. The right decision is needed, not necessarily a quick one. My fear is that Hyacinth Bowkett`s Great Dream of mid-table mediocrity may come to be - just one league down. I suppose it is more aspirational than Machianalli`s yardstick of success - 17th place. 17th is quite high in the Championship, isn`t it?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • The board should take as long as needed to get the right manager in, and we shoukd accept there are more attractive clubs that are or may be open in the near future which candidates may be dithering accepting our job because of. That said, having given a deadline of end of the week a week ago, I think McNally owes us at least a few words to let us know they are still hunting and that they aren't all off on their holidays. The last few years demands that. Doesn't help that if our less attractive status is an issue, the failure to sack Hughton a year ago when we were a far more attractive prospect for a new manager will play a big part.

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Mackay may well not suit all tastes but he certainly has the experience in the championship and knows exactly what it takes. I would prefer Sherwood as he is a no nonsense style manager who also plays with a bit of flair.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Please do not try to pressurise the board into making a hasty decision just because a week was mentioned, let’s get the right decision. There is a big difference between managing in the Premiership and the Championship and that is why I would rather see a manager come in who has played and managed in the lower level.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Please do not try to pressurise the board into making a hasty decision just because a week was mentioned, lets get the right decision. There is a big difference between managing in the Premiership and the Championship and that is why I would rather see a manager come in who has played and managed in the lower level. The championship is much more about the old style English game whereby 100% effort has to be put in every game, skill alone will not get a team promoted. Mackay may well not suit all tastes but he certainly has the experience and knows exactly what it takes. I would prefer Sherwood as he is a no nonsense style manager who also plays with a bit of flair.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Buried deep inside todays Mirror is news that Malky has been offered the Norwich job and is edging towards acceptance. However he does have options and has not made his final decision. Effectively then a bunch of ditherers have offered the job to a ditherer and the wait goes on.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • btb, isn`t that the grit ol` mawther in Eastenders?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • billythebookie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I reckon the Kontrollers at Archant Tower were putting a stop to any political stuff, in case it offends their masters.... Gruff`ll soon be joining Blaffen Wijs in the Sin Bin.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Bollox, then. Keep it up, kenfoggo, though I empathise with Gruff! Interesting to see Cecil and LYB pecking at each other`s tail feathers. Thought they were of a like "mind".

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I have to say that kenfoggo speaks a lot of sense most, if not all, of the time - not just this once. Was the German word you were looking for "d!ck" or maybe "dumm"? That said, I find myself in sympathy, generally, with Gruff`s sentiments. Who was the "lickspittle" you alluded to, Gruff. Great word that, along with "dullard" and "sycophant", etc. A pal of mine wrote a song which included the lyric "Half the World is starving while the other half has more than it can eat. How can this be? While the rich man counts his money, laughing at the way, he`s made another killing on the stock-Exchange today, for other men there isn`t any work or any pay" - that lasts" (Ish). He was also guilty of the old 1p5wich supporters` song "Come on the Town", once voted by R2 listeners as the worst footy song ever. Tim Sherwood was a pundit on the very scanty coverage of the FA Cup Final. I was half expecting Machianalli to stride in, holding a huge book, and announce "Tim Sherwood, this is your Life" (you poor chap), whilst handing him a 3-year contract and a set of Hughton`s Premier Man `Country Vicar`s Collection`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Fair enough, my apologies.. For whats it's worth, I think if we keep a majority of the same first team and promote in-house we will suffer from the same well documented problems that have beset us this season.

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    Gruff

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • all seems like April 1st!

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    grasshopper

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • as we wander into day 8 of this week an old tune runs through my head[yes there is an echo] and that was written by LENNON and McCartney. anything significant ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Further thoughts on this shortlist. If the Mirror can be believed, if Pochettino goes to Spurs, then Sherwood is on shortlist for Southampton, which would mean he is not available for NCFC. Likewise if Lennon is not available, I hope the board is not arriving at this shortlist based on elimination. If these three are all that are left, then the board must expand their search to look at dynamic names from the lower leagues. My earlier post on staying in the Chapionship and needing a new owner with aggressive goals still holds if this is the current boards shortlist..

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • kenfoggo is right for once. Well, perhaps more than once, but this is the only time I know about.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • LittleYellowBirdie and Gruff- while I realise that it is a slow news weekend with nothing much to report could I suggest that politics and football are an unequal grouping of subjects and that this forum is an inappropriate place to pontificate about your personal political leanings?

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Funnily enough Gruff the inequality index actually shrank slightly on the last measure after a continuous rise during Labour's wondrous years. But I'm sure the trend will continue upwards as nations continue in their race to the bottom in their desperate bids to attract employment. Honestly don't think any party has an adequate answer to that. With the disappearance of global trade barriers the only solution is a multilateral approach to governance, both corporate and for employment legislation but with the UK's tendency to be a bit isolationist on that score, I don't see an answer there any time soon. Anyway, to more important matters: The week is up tomorrow but I can't see them doing an announcement of a new manager on a Sunday.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Hopefully we need be more lateral thinking on this, Is Poyet staying at Sunderland?, Is Rosler staying at Wigan?, there needs to be more originality in selection and some different thinking. Lambert was different thinking let's open our minds again. OTBC

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    johnnyp

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • No reason they can't do the business in any city. It's not like they have to pass a medical. Just clutching at straws it isn't Zola.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Just a sec, who is that in the photo between DMcN & Delia ? Surely that is not Bono from U2 is it - and We still haven't found what we're looking for ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Interesting that Malky was on 5 Live today and Sherwood on ITV. So neither in Norwich signing on the dotted line. Also Lennon has yet to resign from Celtic, which he would surely have to do at least 24 hours before any possible unveiling as NCFC boss. Does it start to look like Zola, if they're going to do it tomorrow? Or will it run into next week?

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    Double D

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Brilliant, sales of luxury goods have grown exponentially and if you want to order a new yacht.. you'll have to wait years as the super yacht business has just gone crazy.. Meanwhile food banks proliferate and real tax payers subsidize minimum wages, zero hours contracts and sky rocketing rents so that others can 'generate' and enjoy wealth.. I have no love for those MP's across the floor but if you think your blue old boys are our ticket to shangri la you really are a, how do they say it in German? Dieck. Another reason to add to the others of why you irritate me lickspittle..

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    Gruff

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Just seen the new Nike advert for the World Cup while watching the cup final - "Risk Everything, Lose Nothing". Think is is a reverse-epitaph for the Hughton era at Carrow Rd.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • What needs to be remembered is that it is not a simple question of who we choose; it is also who would want the job. Unfortunately the Hughton regime has left the club with a large amount of baggage and anyone taking over will have assessed the problems and the risks, especially the psychological impact on the players following this barren, joyless and limp season.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • At least I have an intellect to stretch, lyb.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Just watched the cup final and ecstatic that Arsenal's nine year wait for a trophy is over. The thought of a long wait then reminded me that our board's week to find a new manager is up so I logged on to this site to find out the news. Except the only news is the board dithers (again) and LYB is an admirer of John Major. Maybe the board is waiting for Tim Sherwood to return from pundit duties before making an announcement. As regards John Major being an impressive PM all I can recall of him is his liking for cricket and a hot Currie in bed.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • So it's Malky with Adams, I thought it would be, as McNally is only saving his own neck as he appeases the city fans.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • You must have been really stretching your intellect going for that level of originality Cecil.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Hard to understand the support for Lennon. A successful manager? Celtic are hardly a test of management. It is like having a Derby winner entering a Donkey Derby. A one horse race until Rangers re-establish themselves and it becomes a two horse race.

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    stormy

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • John Major did not know the day of the week.He was useless.He might be suitable to manage NCFC.

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    Norfolkman

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Shabbat Shalom, Brewer. Just realised I got his name wrong. It was Kei not Kai. The fact I can't remember how to spell it correctly, tells you all you need to know ! I know Art Deco. He used to manage Bauhaus FC in the Bundesliga....Bookface wants "an old style right-winger"...Paolo Di Canio it is then ! OTBC.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I’ve thought of a manager who can beat all these candidates on paper. Ex-international player, lots of caps, managed a number of clubs in the PL, renowned for his integrity, had the longest run in the PL for his club at manager level, and a top bloke. Be careful what you wish for. Let’s leave it to the Board, shall we?

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    Les Lee

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • 'Little Yellow Brain'. A well-deserved epithet.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • But the board will go for the cheapest option and get it wronge yet again

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Neil Lennon should be city new manager he's had success as a manager thats what we need .

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • There's a lot to be said for and old style right winger, i.e. one who can kick with his right foot ;-)

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    Bookface

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • aaaah , so little yellow birdie is an old style right winger, so would support neil adams.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Well if those 3 are the best they can come up with then I suggest they wait a bit. Gorgon Zola a great player but not a manager, Malky is 'same old'. NA, can motivate kids but not the senior squad.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • TrevorKeith- without being racist I too would prefer an English Manager to be appointed. I have fiver at the bookies on Sherwood. As an aside, there is an alternative Premier table out there on the internet of the final season positions IF only goals scored by English or Scottish players were counted. Norwich would have finished 13 th and Manchester City would have been relegated.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • time against Fulham, a bogey team that should have read, not four bogey teams.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Mervyn, a draw out of five matches at the tail end of a long and miserable season coming in from a standing start with no preparation time against four bogey teams , three of this years Champion's League teams and a Man U at home with a newly installed manager doesn't really say much about Adams at all. Winning the FA Youth Cup over Chelsea should say something though.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • These days there is a big difference between managing in the Premiership and the Championship and that is why I would rather see a manager come in who has played and managed in the lower level. Managers such as Garcia may well have experience in other country’s top divisions dealing with multi-national players but for me the championship is much more about the old style English game whereby a heck of a lot of effort has to be put in every game, skill alone will not get a team promoted. Mackay may well not suit all tastes but he certainly has the experience and knows exactly what it takes. I would prefer Sherwood as he is a no nonsense style manager who also plays with a bit of flair. Neil Adams so far does not have quiet enough experience to take the manager’s job on full time and I for one was disappointed in a couple of performances under him. Chelsea away for example when he seemed to settle for a point rather than going for broke, likewise for the last game the team lacked that little bit of extra effort and appeared to have accepted defeat even before they scored.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Nope. Not that. Further suggestion....blocked.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • 3 edits. The "offensive" word must`ve been `pants`. (P@nts).

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I agree with TrevorKeith (normal). Kei Ansu Kamara was a breeze of fresh air. There was so much heavily over-hyped hyper-hype about him, that I was a tad surprised when City let him go. Then, a player like KK, with a sunny, prepossessing personality, must have been anathema to "the likes of" Calderwood. That said, KK is (reportedly) not far off 30 yrs old now. In truth, his scoring record is not that great; something `the likes of` 80 in 250 professional games, mostly in the Colorfulsox-Land that is the USA. In England, he scored 1 in 11 for us, 4 in 25 for Middlesbrough. Total: 5 in 36. As TK says, streets ahead of RvW`s 1 in 26 (ish) for NCFC. There was a `different agenda` with KK. MichiCan makes much sense, especially the "employing friends" bit. Cosy for the participants, p@nts for the non-participants. LYB was her normal charming self. Keep it coming, Michigan! Remember, Roy Orbison liked Ohio - not so far away from you, nor so long ago. (That was an Akron ism.) ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Also, John Major was one of the most impressive Prime Ministers we've ever had. Holding a party together with a majority of only 16 for as long as he did was a real achievement. He also got an economic recovery in place that Labour could only overcome by promising to stick to Conservative spending plans, which they abandoned a few years later as they grew the deficit in spite of continuous economic growth in the run up to f**king the country up as they usually do.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I agree with TrevorKeith ( usually the case). Kei Ansu Kamara was a breath of fresh air. There was so much heavily hyped hyper-hype about him, that I was a tad surprised when City let him go. Then, a player like KK, with a sunny, prepossessing personality, must have been anathema to "the likes of" Calderwood. That said, KK is (reportedly) not far off 30 yrs old now. In truth, his scoring record is not that great; something `the likes of` 80 in 250 professional games, mostly in the Colorfulsox-Land that is the US of A. In the UK, he scored 1 in 11 for us, 4 in 25 for Middlesbrough. Total, 5 in 36. As TK says, straats ahead of Wolfswinkel`s 1 in 26 (ish) for NCFC. There was a `different agenda` with KK. MichiCan makes much sense, especially the "employing friends" bit. Cosy for the participants, pants for the non-participants. LYB was her normal discourteous self. Keep it coming, Michigan! Remember, Roy Orbison liked Ohio - not so far away from you, or so long ago. (That was an Akron ism.) ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • A draw out of five matches against Fulham (always a bogey team), Liverpool, Arsenal, Man U on a managerial bounce and Chelsea, with very little preparation time, doesn't really say much at all, no. Gus Poyet took time to reverse the trend for Sunderland when he arrived there.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I am certainly warming to the idea of Sherwood getting the job. I know he's got one or two unlikeable traits but he's quite shrewd and certainly turned Tottenham round and identified the players who lacked the necessary commitment for the cause. Some of his off the cuff quips did rankle with Levy but then they were probably meant to as he knew they wouldn't give him the job at the end of the season. I feel that if he actually held the position he would show more respect to the board and still turn things round on the pitch. Another thing about him is his wife is from Norfolk - or that's what I am given to understand.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I hear Alan Partridge is a possibility too, if City can buy-out his contract from North Norfolk Digital !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Neil Adams exciting? only as John Major is exciting ! a draw out of 5 matches says it all !

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    mervyn Lambert

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Yes, definitely, Michigan, that's exactly what our board is aspiring to. In fact, we've got a five year plan to get to the Evo-Stik Premier League North division... the board were horrified that we actually stayed in the Premier League for three seasons and are fully focussed on setting things 'right'. Well done for your insightful comment.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I do hope they are looking beyond the three names in this article. I think with one of the those the odds on going straight back have lengthened significantly, but maybe that is what the board want - to remain a small second string football club in the Championship. We need a new owner with agressive targets and money to go after them. The EPL and getting there is not a family business employing "friends".

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Why is Tim Sherwood an exciting young manager and Neil Adams isn't? Probably a question of the grass being greener on the other side.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Being honest the three mentioned don't exactly inspire me but then again we are a championship club now .Would an exiting young manager like Tim Sherwood want to come here because he would be the one.

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    spark

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Trevor look at his cv we could do worse! If it was my choice i would go Tim Sherwood.

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    mervyn Lambert

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • If they don't choose Tim Sherwood, Neil Lennon or Ralf Rangnick we will not succeed and they can refund me as well! Tim Sherwood is my choice as he will give the club the radical shake up that is need and his win ratio is good too. However I would still be happy with Ralf Rangnick or Neil Lennon in charge. There is a possiblity that they are considering Tim Sherwood as the man for the job and he did say that he wouldn't mind managing Norwich even if we got relegated so its a win win situation.

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    norwichlad23

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • ML, given your connections to the club, I for one hope that is not the way the board are thinking of going or they can refund my season ticket money.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I suspect the sacking of Sherwood relatively late on has delayed the decision and the board decided to take a bit of extra time to evaluate who is available. I for one would rather stick to an English manager failing that a scot as I see nothing wrong with grass roots English football. The premiership has become the home of every has been foreign mercenary who only cares about how much he can bleed out of our game, when the chips are down they show no passion for their host club. One exception for me however, was Kai Kamara, who put 100% effort in and I for one think he would have been a better choice than Wolfwinkle as a target man. No he was not world class but he at least tried which is more than can be said for any of the strikers we played this season.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • We need Oscar Garcia especially as I have 25 pounds on him at 40-1!

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    mervyn Lambert

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • wallybrain- That would be intresting if Roy Hodgson became manager.

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    norwichlad23

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • If they appoint Malky Mckay then it will be the same old story all over again. Like it has been said before, We need the Paul Lambert type. I would hope that from the availible choices I would prefer to see either Tim Sherwood, Neil Lennon or Ralf Rangnick as manager. The other types will just be like hughton. If we want to suceed we must be willing to take good risks and we need a manager who will teach this and act like this with the players that stay and come in to the team for the new season. We played a defenesive style of game with Chris Hughton (Much to the dissapointment of Norwich Fans) and we failed,we didn't do anything in the transfer season we had the same old team facing beefed up sides and then came defeat that we could see was coming since CH took control.

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    norwichlad23

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Roy Hodgson - a very good friend of Delia - may well give up backing a loser's ticket to Brazil and come and seek domestic glory in East Anglia. You heard it here first!

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I don't feel comfortable, when the board say they will appoint a new manager within a week, this is something that shouldn't be rushed, and because they have promised us a deadline I hope they don't make any rash decisions.

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    Rottsrool

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • By the look of some of the comments on here the board needn't bother getting a replacement. Whoever they choose will either not be good enough or a failure before they've even got the cones out on the training pitch.

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    Dan

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Hi, Timbo. Oy vey Maria. I must admit, I thought the Kamara episode had little to do with football. The Wolf-hype just dragged on and on. There`s an American soccer coach, name of Art Deco. His vision of the game is to play in a way characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and bold colours. Well, we have the bold colours, already. Apart from the liquorice allsort away kit...

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Is the magic "week" up yet? Is there something more significant going on? Is there an exotic prospective buyer on the periphery? There must be loadsa celebrity chefs in Norfolk now, flogging seaweed starters at £18.95 a ramekin. Ergo, loadsa money. I`m beginning to warm toward the idea of Sherwood as manager. I find him unlikeable, egotistical, arrogant, brusque and narcissistic. A soul-mate at last! Ideal choice. Hyacinth will just luurve him.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Brewer- you hit the nail on the head there. Kai K was the biggest farce. He scored one decent header + suddenly we'd signed Pele (according to some of the more easily impressed contributors to these boards). Time to put an up + coming manager from the lower divisions in charge + encourage him to sign young players on their way up who want to impress. In the immortal words of Gordon Gekko "Give me guys who are poor, smart + hungry"....OTBC.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I just hope that the board do not dither about as they did in the sacking of Hughton and wait until all the other managerless clubs have had their pick of the best people

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    leslie cater

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I fear the same Dave, and you are right that the club needs a PL type .... and will people please stop mentioning Zola as a leading contender, it doesn't bear thinking about.

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    Chris

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • They will go for the cheap option or old boys network! Big Mistake this club needs another Paul Lambert type!

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    dave123

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • well said MB. It'd be good to see a leap in thinking to get us moving forward again - Mackay feels like same old same old.......

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    Croydonary

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I really hope not, norwichlad23. They`ve got a lot of sorting out to do on the football front. A lot of `Emperor`s New Clothes` stuff in last two years. Kei Kamara hype. Wolf hype. Hooper hype. Geriatric loanee hype. I think that Machianalli has now acknowledged that the club rather forgot about football.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • What's the betting guys that It will be a stupid choice?

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    norwichlad23

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

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