Norwich City dismiss Chris Hughton; Neil Adams appointed as manager

Norwich Manager Chris Hughton during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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05/04/2014 Norwich Manager Chris Hughton during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 05/04/2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
8:38 AM

Norwich City have dismissed Chris Hughton and his coaching team and appointed FA Youth Cup winning coach Neil Adams with immediate effect for the rest of the Premier League season.

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The Canaries board have taken the decision following Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to West Brom which sucked the club deeper into the relegation mix. City will hold a full press conference on Monday but released the following statement on their official site.

It read: “Norwich City can confirm Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope have parted company with the club with immediate effect - and former Canary winger and FA Youth Cup-winning coach Neil Adams has been appointed as first team manager.

“The Norwich City board has taken the decision to give the club the maximum chance to secure the points required between now and the end of the season to ensure retention of our Premier League status.

“Neil Adams, 48, steps up from his current role as our Under-18s coach with a wealth of experience as a player, having won a league title with Everton in 1987 and made 206 appearances in all competitions as a stalwart wide player for Norwich City between 1993 and 1999.

“He moved into the club’s youth coaching set-up and last year guided the young Canaries to their first FA Youth Cup triumph in 30 years, courtesy of a shock victory over Chelsea in the final, in which his side won both legs.

“His long experience as a player, coach and as a media analyst for BBC local radio means Neil understands the club and its fans extremely well and the club is sure the Canary supporters will unite behind Neil and the team for the crucial games ahead.

“Meanwhile the club would like to place on record it’s sincere thanks to Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope for all of their hard work on behalf of the club since they took over in June 2012.

“Chris’s achievement in guiding City to an 11th-place finish in the Premier League last season was an excellent one and he has represented the club with dignity throughout his tenure.

“However the recent run of four defeats in our last six Premier League games and six consecutive away league defeats, left the club with no choice but to act, with five games still to play in the current campaign.”

Chief executive David McNally added: “Neil is a progressive and successful coach who has served this club as a player and a member of our coaching staff in exemplary fashion over two decades. With our fantastic fans getting behind Neil and the team in the games ahead we will greatly improve our chances of a successful end to the current campaign.”

Adams himself said: “To say that I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity of managing Norwich City football club would be a massive understatement. People know what this club means to me, and so it goes without saying that we will be doing everything possible to ensure that we maintain our top-flight status for next season. These final five games will be a huge test for us, and everyone must step up to the mark. But with the full backing of these magnificent Norwich supporters we will have every chance of achieving our objective.”

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Profile: New Norwich City manager Neil Adams – the man Glenn Roeder said would “never manage anything better than an under-10 team”

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194 comments

  • Delighted that Hoots is out, late though it is. More a move to save the face of the Board than anything else, methinks. 'Well, at least we tried', they can say if we go down. If they'd had any guts they would have sacked CH after Christmas and we wouldn't be in the situation we're in now. I'm just hoping - like everyone else - that this quick fix situation pays off. Desperate times call for desperate measures... all the best NA!

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    wallybrain

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • It was inevitable after Saturdays' appalling performance against WBA that a change would be needed. Hughton had 20 months to get that squad working and scoring. He did not. He paid the price for that failure. Neil inherits a team of demoralised and demotivated players. Nobody is expecting miracles, just a team performance with a modicum of spirit will be a huge improvement. It is up to the players to show that they are worthy to be Premier League participants, that they are better players than this seasons performances so far. Good luck to Neil and the squad!

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    kenfoggo

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Yep - that's about right - non-offensive comment about my reporting of Tootyfrooty has been ethered. Thanks Archie .... you've proved my point!

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    The Crab

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • It was so inevitable, and part of me believes his silence during the January transfer window was in part a reflection of his own doubts that he could turn the tide. Funnily enough just reading an interesting article, have a look on the search engines for 'Norwich fc inertia' seems to sum up this season! I do go to Fulham on sat a more hopeful man than if CH was still at the helm...

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    Bigsmokecanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Maybe we can play both our strikers together after spending so millions on them

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    Breameo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • PS: Tooty dear boy ? I'm not even from Norfolk, I'm a Mancunian. So am I regarded as "Norfolk folk" for the purposes of your stupid remark, or do I escape censure because I'm from a large city and therefore too cosmopolitan to be bigoted? Do tell..???

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    Timbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Blaffen Wijs, Archie seems to approve of Tutti Frutti`s unsubstantiated accusations. At least 4 posters have reported it, Shame to have to do that, but does Archie care? Does he ****. Je vriend, Alexei Basalinski.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I see the imbeciles and the trolls are alive and well on here.

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    stayingup

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Hope it is not too little too late, the writing was on the wall in November and the Board should have acted then. Sign Nicholas Anelka on loan until the end of the season if he is available and we might have half a chance. Also give Becchio an opportunity he certainly deserves one.

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    JR

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Spot on London Canary. Having a left footed player on the right wing was just one of Hughton's totally misguided ploys. Like you I would like to see Redmond on the right and given the freedom to switch wings from time to time. Overall, though, the key for me will be to see some sense and balance back into the team. In 20 months Hughton hardly ever managed to set up his team properly as we had no creativity in midfield and no wing play, hence little service to the front men. Also we need to stop passing the ball sidewards midfield, then backwards and then for one of the back four to lump it upfield. That is usually a gift for a defender and gets us nowhere. We also need to speed up our play, press in midfield when we don't have the ball. Hughton never learnt that, despite us being totally overrun time and again. Give players at this level time on the ball and they will destroy you. Finally we need every one of our players to stand up and be counted. No more lazy, half-hearted performances. No more surrendering meekly if we go a goal down. The team spirit that PL and Holt brought to the club has to be reignited along with leadership on and off the pitch. If we achieve these objectives, give it a go, but still go down then I would find it sad but acceptable.

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    malaga flier

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Press saying it is a gamble are clueless, we will get no more points with Hughton in charge so it is a no brainer decision. Hope Hughton never ever returns to Norfolk

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • For Brewer: Genesis, Can the utility and the coastliners. Album Foxtrot.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Adams is a good man, attacking football and has nothing to lose. Let's just hope he has the time. Shame it took so long.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Great news at last. I am not sure whether Neil Adams is the right man, but then again we didn't know about Paul Lambert either. One thing that is certain is that Hughton and his two creeps wasn't the man for the job - he has dragged our once proud club down far enough. Wish you all the best Neil Adams - you can count on all the supporters to back you.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • …..a message to all the doubters.....we can sink no lower than our present plight! …..A lifebelt has been thrown to the drowning man....It's the only hope....prey it's not too late!....Adams may not save us...but he will at the very least, try!.....A smile, and a positive approach will return to the whole camp!....We will go out to WIN...No longer this defend at all costs approach! ..Good luck Lads...The Future is Brighter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • LET JOY BE UNCONFINED!! I thought I'd nodded off and was enjoying a pleasant dream......and then the dream came true. I know it's probably too late and no one can expect NA to work miracles in such a short space of time. But whether we get relegated or not, this is good news, really really good news for the club and the people that matter.....the fans. OK, so he's not got a lot of experience at this level, but he can recognise good football when he sees it, he's popular at the club and capable of inspiring some if not all of our wilting players, he's Norwich through and through and.........unlike Lambert you can understand what he's saying and unlike Hughton he doesn't talk in stupid manager speak. He won't trot out boll**ks about "lacking quality in the final third".....he'll say we're not good enough to score goals. More importantly, there's a reasonable chance he will MAKE us good enough to score goals. McNally has left this much too late, but now is not the time for further recrimination. Once the removal van has left Cringleford this week, I shall never mention the word "Hughton" on these boards again. I wish Neil Adams the very best of luck. Before this news broke, I was about to suggest a mass boycott of the next home game. Now I hope that there'll be a full house at the Carra, that everyone gets behind the new man, that we burst Liverpool's bubble, that Suarez gets sent off, and, last but not least, that Tooty Frooty never posts another comment. OTBC !

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    User Removed

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • ….DON'T DO BP!....Bath Water tastes horrible!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Well said Suffolk

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    superfan59

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • My god---can't wait for the next game--lets lift the roof off at Carrow Road for N.A----at least we will go down fighting O.T.B.C.

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    superfan59

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Then rescue us M.B, my Lord of Norfolk - rescue, rescue! Or perhaps I shouldn't panic. The cutting edge comments on this board tonight prove that NCFC fans always come up with jolly good plans and a myriad shrewd insights. The inventive spellings are, I realise, but token of creative zeal.

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    Scrimmage man

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Tooty if you are criticising the timing of Hughton's sacking, fair enough; it is far too late. If you are suggesting that Hughton is doing a good enough job not to be sacked then you are have no judgement. Come on Neil.

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    waclor

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • You Beauty!!!! Better late than never!!!! Come on boys fight hard and stay up!!!!

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    BrisbaneCanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • OK Neil, let's see, you've got Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Off you go . . .

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    Outside The Box

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • History should inform the present. Dis-ease is actually disease. A virus hit the club in October 2005 when fans turned on Nigel Worthington and it led to a run on Grant, Duffy, Roeder, Gunn and Butterworth. NCFC nearly died. The euphoria expressed on this board tonight is early fevering. It needn't have been like this. Crystal Palace fans nullified infection through sheer good heart and joie de vivre. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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    Scrimmage man

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Who would you suggest Mr Scrimmage? Only 5 games left this season, perhaps you think we could tempt Ferguson out of retirement, or perhaps Jose might lose interest at Chelsea? We need to put a team in place and quickly. Let's hear your suggestions...........

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    Double D

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Don't see fans turning on Neil. If we go down, he was given the job too late. Stay up and he's a hero.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Not sure about the fuss. Fact is even if we had stayed up CH would have been a dead man walking. This way we have a sluggers chance of staying up. Either way, at least I will start to watch again with some hope rather than hide behind the sofa between 3 and 5 every Saturday afternoon!

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    letsbavinu

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Fantastic news, OTBC, will definitely be returning to Carrow Road soon , all the best wishes to Neil Adams

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Tootyfrooty you are a disgrace, mocking a regional accent in one breath and accusing the NCFC faithful of wanting Hughton out for the colour of his skin in another. I find the anonymity of being able to post from behind a computer screen comments like this just goes to prove how weak minded and pathetic you are. This is a decision based on performance and ability to motivate a team, areas where Hughton and his coaching staff have failed constantly this season. The WBA defeat was the straw that broke the camels back.

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    London_Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • so all the hughton outers are now mcnally out.....jeez cant makes some people happy.....for me i think we have a good chief exec and soo glad we dont have neil doncaster still!! hopefully adams will give the players a lift for fulham so we dont lose and then we all just hope we get something.....law of averages say we should get something

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    greengreengrass

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Double D may I recommend Neil Youngs album Americana released in 2013

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • LET JOY BE UNCONFINED!! I thought I'd nodded off and was enjoying a pleasant dream......and then the dream came true. I know it's probably too late and no one can expect NA to work miracles in such a short space of time. But whether we get relegated or not, this is good news, really really good news for the club and the people that matter.....the fans. OK, so he's not got a lot of experience at this level, but he can recognise good football when he sees it, he's popular at the club and capable of inspiring some if not all of our wilting players, he's Norwich through and through and.........unlike Lambert you can understand what he's saying and unlike Hughton he doesn't talk in stupid manager speak. He won't trot out boll**ks about "lacking quality in the final third".....he'll say we're not good enough to score goals. More importantly, there's a reasonable chance he will MAKE us good enough to score goals. McNally has left this much too late, but now is not the time for further recrimination. Once the removal van has left Cringleford this week, I shall never mention the word "Hughton" on these boards again. I wish Neil Adams the very best of luck. Before this news broke, I was about to suggest a mass boycott of the next home game. Now I hope that there'll be a full house at the Carra, that everyone gets behind the new man, that we burst Liverpool's bubble, that Suarez gets sent off, and, last but not least, that Tooty Frooty never posts another comment. OTBC !

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    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Any hope is better than none. Xenophon. And me. Ps I acquired Neil Adams' training top at NANSA on Aylsham Road recently. Omen.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Hurrah! and Huzza!

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    Cecil

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • This dramatic action should draw the poison of disunity so affecting all aspects of NCFC.We may of course still go down but at least we all go down together.Unity is strength.OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Onwards and upwards then. Hopefully

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Seems one of the reasons Neil Adams got the managers job, according to the Norwich City Board statement, was "being an experienced player, coach and media analyst with BBC local radio". If that was the case, surely Bill Punton was the man they should have chosen. LOL

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    richgvs

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • hughton sacked Neil Adams appointed manager that's a tough act to follow perhaps we can now turn our tic tacs back into tactics ,we're not expecting miracles just put in a shift and make the supporters smile again ,good luck Neil

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    Victor meldrew

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Have we got 5 games left?....... or just the one? Why wait so long? Board are thinking NA will shape up well in the Championship? If we do go down then there needs to be an even bigger shake up!

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    Meds

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Don't worry !! it will soon be Adams OUT !!! not a hope in hell for things to change, especially the last 4 games of the season... oh next Saturday at 4.45pm can't wait for the score line....

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    Footyboy16

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Samphire, dont be silly. Neil Adams is in a win win situation.Keep us up a hero , if not , you can hardly blame him can you. If he keeps us up he may be offered a full time first team coach position, he may just be doing it until the end of the season and have no long term want for the job,in which case he can return to the youth team position. Wouldnt mind seeing Neil in charge this time next year as we play say southampton !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Be fascinating to see who he brings in to help him. Iwan maybe? Hucks? What about Flem to cover the defensive coach? Best of luck team, we're going to need it with our last four games and current lack of confidence. Anyone know length of this deal, is it a 5 game appointment or longer term? OTBC.

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    Double D

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Hughton is a really nice guy and I wish him well, along with most other Norwich fans. But I am delighted he has gone as he was definitely taking us down. As regards to the timing to me it seems quite obvious we all know these stats (i) we have only earned 5 points all season from any game in which we have gone behind at any point (ii) With over 80 substitutions now only 1 has actually scored a goal all season (iii) our away record is shocking.... you would think this would be enough to sack a manager... but I suspect it was another fact in his contract which has seen him leave yesterday (iv) Premier League Survival is now no longer in our hands for the first time this season (look at the games in hand Sunderland currently have)... I think McNally has been wanting to sack Hughton for the last three months but could not because of something in his contract to do with either (a) us being in the bottom 3 andor (b) survival still being in our own hands...... So now thanks to Sunderland's games in hand he has the excuse he has been looking for to sack him.. probably without so much compensation... of course I am guessing but to me this makes the most sense as to the timing. Come On You Yellows, we probably just need a one win new manger bounce to survive.... let's try to make it the 6 pointer against Fulham.. so glad I bought tickets now.

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    jops

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • 'Suffolkcanary' have you got a crystal ball?

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Joke? To give us the maximum chance? Why was he not gone at Christmas? Our current plight was inevitable even then. Giving poor Neil Adams games vs Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal and Liverpool to save us is hardly giving him much chance. He should have been given a chance much sooner. SINCERELY HOPE the players send Hughton a real strong message by stuffing Fulham next Saturday.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Good luck Neil. It's overdue but it means we will fight to the end. OTBC.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • G G Grow up please!!!!!!!!! Adams is no Gunny you one of the handfulof Hughton cronies? We now have a chance thats all we ask for. IAWT IHWD Thats translates into in Hughton we despair!!

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    Mawther07

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Well said, Lincs. you could try reporting it, like I have, but I don't expect anything will happen because, as we all know, Archie is a moron.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Norwich will never achieve anything until the board are removed , they are a club that are happy to just servive in the premiership each season , the manager was just part of the problem and if we servive the next season will be no different , you mark at clubs success on what they achieve ??

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    Norwich

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • "Fantastic fans"? Gosh, that must have been said through gritted teeth. The McNally visage surely has even more of the rictus to it tonight.

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    Scrimmage man

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • You are right there, LincsCan; it was a cheap shot. The easiest and cheapest of them all. Does Tuttifrutti know the ethnic origins of every contributor to these boards? From the colour of their typing? Btw, on another board I told you I was unable to find that `Witchdoctor` song in Charlie Drake`s discography. I do remember it though - was that a lyric rather than the actual title? Produced by george Martin! Where`s Steely Dan?!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • They've sacked the wrong man! It's Mr McNally who should be clearing out his desk in the morning - after all, he's the one who sanctioned spending £28,000,000 on powder puff players instead of investing the money in increasing ground capacity by an extra 8000 seats so that 34,000 rather than 26,000 customers can watch us flounder in The Championship next season. League One here we come!

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    57charles

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • LincsCan, ref. Charlie Drake. That`s the one - the `boomerang` song! He also did an even sillier one about an assegai ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I fear that Archants craven support for HOOts is one reason he managed to stay in the job so long when the vast majority wanted him out. They can't even ask a sensible poll question without slanting it, disgraceful journalism

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Another post gone down the plughole. Quick precis. It was David Seville and the Chipmunks who released Witch Doctor in 1958. It was a song about a young man who asked for advice concerning unrequited love. Charlie Drake went to a witch doctor for advice in song My Boomerang wont Come Back. More detail in missing post should it turn up.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Lose the next five games and who will the 'fans' blame this time? Adams? The board? Can't blame Chris, he isn't in charge now. Perhaps the fans should blame the fans - can't call them supporters if they don't support.

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    Patrick

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • You Beauty!!!! Better late than never!!!! Come on boys fight hard and stay up!!!!

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    BrisbaneCanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • My god---can't wait for the next game--lets lift the roof off at Carrow Road for N.A----at least we will go down fighting O.T.B.C.

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    superfan59

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • What is the point of changing managers at this point in the season? Five games left, four against the strongest teams in the league and an away game with Fulham, a fellow struggler. It was obvious that change was needed before Christmas. Can Adams perform miracles?I hope so but far too late to even give him a chance. The board are pathetic.

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    norman hall

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Goodbye Hoots , good luck in your next job. Welcome Neil Adams, keep us up and you will be a hero, if you dont we will probably agree that 5 games wasnt long enough for you to work magic. I really thought McNally was not going to do this , so what caused this damascene moment.Glad he has though. and Ged are you trying to rival S\O for plonker of the week.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE!!!!!! SUPPORTER POWER!!!!!! NEIL WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU ANH HE WHO DARES WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OTBC IAWT

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    Mawther07

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The major surprise for me is how long the board took to dismiss them. The writing was on the wall as long as 6 months back. They will be equally to blame as those they've dismissed if we go down. HOWEVER there are 5 games to go and Neil Adams is a great guy who has served City very well as a player and a coach. More importantly he talks a lot of sense (knockers about his stint on the radio who clearly never heard him take note!). Most importantly from his success with the under 18's he has proven himself as a good motivator. Good luck to him, his coaches and to the team. It will be a great achievement WHEN we survive! OTBC!

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    Honest Injun

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Well said Suffolk

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    superfan59

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • But the cause was lost, Now cold winds blow. Far from the north overcast ranks advance Fear of the storm accusing with rage and scorn. The waves surround the sinking throne Singing "Crown him, crown him," "Those who love our majesty show themselves!" All bent their knee. But he forced a smile even though His hopes lay dashed where offerings fell (where they fell). "Nothing can my peace destroy as long as none smile." More opened ears and opened eyes, And soon they dared to laugh. See a little man with his face turning red Though his story's often told you can tell he's dead.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Better late than never !,welcome back becchio,goodbye salmander.Maybe the team will play in the right positions with freedom to atttack.Good luck Neil,you should have been in this position xmas time !!!!!.

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    nelly

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Adams is a good man, attacking football and has nothing to lose. Let's just hope he has the time. Shame it took so long.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Cracking news. Fulham will be delighted.Adams the new Brian Gunn !!!

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    graham garrod

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • @MadBrewer ...... Adams is not a miracle worker. Are they going to sack him as well in a few weeks when Norwich keep up their poor performance. remember you read it here first!

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    samphirelover

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Let's remind ourselves and tell the rest of the world why Hughton & Co got the boot. It was because they were failing. The team performances were getting worse each match. Big Lugs and Baldy should know; they were rightly critical of the team on every MoTD programme. Are they now saying that although Norwich are rubbish, that is the natural order of things and the fans should accept awful results and dreadful football as all that can be expected? I don't know why Hughton has lasted as long as he has. the board should have had a plan in place from the end of last season to replace him before Christmas if things did not improve. In fact it got worse and Hughton &Co seemed to have no ideas for improving it. All I can say is thank heavens they have now seen the light and taken action. I am afraid that the abuse directed at Hughton & Co is born out of frustration at them being allowed to wreck this club through their abject and gutless incompetence. Sorry if this upsets you, Uckfield but it is the truth and justified.

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    waclor

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Wait a minute! My kudos here - I stopped Stew Pydsodd from doing "Houghton" on the understanding that the board would do the deed once everybody spelled that name correctly. Quick result!! Would`ve happened weeks ago - Stew`s fault. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Hughton is a really nice guy and I wish him well, along with most other Norwich fans. But I am delighted he has gone as he was definitely taking us down. As regards to the timing to me it seems quite obvious we all know these stats (i) we have only earned 5 points all season from any game in which we have gone behind at any point (ii) With over 80 substitutions now only 1 has actually scored a goal all season (iii) our away record is shocking.... you would think this would be enough to sack a manager... but I suspect it was another fact in his contract which has seen him leave yesterday (iv) Premier League Survival is now no longer in our hands for the first time this season (look at the games in hand Sunderland currently have)... I think McNally has been wanting to sack Hughton for the last three months but could not because of something in his contract to do with either (a) us being in the bottom 3 andor (b) survival still being in our own hands...... So now thanks to Sunderland's games in hand he has the excuse he has been looking for to sack him.. probably without so much compensation... of course I am guessing but to me this makes the most sense as to the timing. Come On You Yellows, we probably just need a one win new manger bounce to survive.... let's try to make it the 6 pointer against Fulham.. so glad I bought tickets now.

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    jops

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Well good luck to you then Tooty. You will certainly be watching better perfromanaces from Norwich than you will have been able to see so far this season. The opinion or suggestion of yours that is being questioned is that there was a racial reason for Hughton's sacking. That suggestion is so stupid, you should be ashamed of letting it enter your head nevermind this board. Hughton lacks the guts, will to win, tactical knowledge and motivational ability to manage anything and that is why he is out of work today. Forget an ulterior motive, if he had been as good as Lambert, the fans would have loved him. He just is not up to it.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • I've had the bath, I've opened the wine, and now I'm going to drink the whole lot. Unbridled joy.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Tootyfruity..... I heard you the first time and the second time also and it's still rubbish!!! I will however defend your right to say it and mine to reply.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Beat that Steels

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Scrimmage, one name does make sense , I would love it if we could get Ian Crook back from Australia again. he is actually rather good at it

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The Board have done the right thing. Too late? My concern is that the squad is not good enough. Should City err escape the drop radical changes are needed or the Canaries will be mired at the bottom all of next season. In 2005 West Brom were the lucky to survive when City did not. The Baggies went down with only 30 points the next season. It will take more than one season to build a competitive squad. That process starts now.

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    Capri

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Oh and hopefully we might see Snodgrass on the left and Redmond on the right in the next 5 games...that would be refreshing.

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    London_Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • You should only say good things about someone when they have gone. Hughtons gone , good.[With apologies to all of you who have heard this old one before]

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • A manager is judged on his results so CH can't really complain. He spent money and had time but failed to deliver the results needed. No different to any other business. I believe NA is not the long term answer but he knows the players and club and maybe, just maybe can motivate them to get the points required to stay up. If we go down, look elsewhere. If we stay up look elsewhere. Need someone with experience. Last time we did this knee jerk reaction appointment was Bryan Gunn and we all know what happened then. It spoilt a good relationship with a great Norwich legend.

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    Gazza

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • You are right there, LincsCan; it was a cheap shot. The easiest and cheapest of them all. Does Tuttifrutti know the ethnic origins of every contributor to these boards? From the colour of their typing? Btw, on another board I told you I was unable to find that `Witchdoctor` song in Charlie Drake`s discography. I do remember it though - was that a lyric rather than the actual title? Produced by george Martin! Where`s Steely Dan?!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • …..a message to all the doubters.....we can sink no lower than our present plight! …..A lifebelt has been thrown to the drowning man....It's the only hope....prey it's not too late!....Adams may not save us...but he will at the very least, try!.....A smile, and a positive approach will return to the whole camp!....We will go out to WIN...No longer this defend at all costs approach! ..Good luck Lads...The Future is Brighter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • If ch not up to the job what are the chances of someone with only youth team managerial experience being able to fare any better. Ok he's worn the shirt but let's not let the dewy eyes cloud judgement yet again, we've been there before with Gunny. When the euphoria dies down this will be seen for what it is, a cheap political move by a weak board who need to keep the paying customers on board but in truth should've acted 6 months ago. The key question is who's going to be put in place effect the rebuild.

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    Croydonary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Rottsrool, even if you have a violent antipathy towards Hughton's reign as NCFC manager you have no right to refer to him as a 'useless moron'. I suspect that it was people like you that marked his cards in the first place. You don't sound very balanced.

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    Scrimmage man

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Great news, but four months too late. Stand a much better chance of staying up now.

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    jigs69

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Perhaps those inferior offerings should be consigned to the Elsanore something, Scrimmage? I`m gaaowin` daan ver paab fer a nice pint of Kronberg and a Hamlet. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • First day of Adam's reign...GOOD MORNING !

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    Timbo

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Seems one of the reasons Neil Adams got the managers job, according to the Norwich City Board statement, was "being an experienced player, coach and media analyst with BBC local radio". If that was the case, surely Bill Punton was the man they should have chosen. LOL

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    richgvs

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Norman Hall.......the point is that to not change managers at this point in the season would be akin to throwing in the towel. I did not believe that this would happen (sacking CH) as it seemed that dropping into the bottom three was a contractural issue but that now that is all irrelevant and I am pleased we are at this point. NA has my full backing.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Only fair to advise Tooty frooty that his nasty little dig has been reported.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Disgusting that the club have treated an honourable and decent man like Mr Hughton in this revolting way. McNally is the real problem with our club and yet he clings onto his job. The appointment of a radio commentator to the manager's job just goes to show what our once average club has now become. We are truly the laughing stock of world football. Clubsajoke. Lots of love Gedx

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • So many fans failing N A before he has been in charge for even one game. Give him the backing he needs. We all think the change is too late and the results unlikely to be any different to what they would have been under CH but don't judge him before his team has kicked a single ball.

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    goldie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Adams, Iwan, Hucks and Flem, Double D? I've got an idea - why don't we try Gunn, Crook and Butterworth?

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    Scrimmage man

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I think Neil will do it but I wouldn't have a go @ him even if we don't stay up. He can only do his best with what he's got. Let's go for it see what happens. This is fantastic news for the club fans. I can't wait to see some attacking football, smooth passing, crunching tackles substitutions that actually make sense have a purpose- OTBC !

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    Timbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Maybe too late... the horse may already have bolted, but what have we got to lose? All the best to NA for what remains of a difficult season.

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Croydonary.......typical smart ar$ed London type. So we keep the inept ex Tott@nham player as manager do we. Sounds like a plan......not a good one in a million years!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The pundits may know lots about football, but they only know Norwich City from a distance. Agreed this decision should have been made months ago, but it is still right even now. How could the players play these last five massive games with their own fans booing them? To have any chance of a last ditch survival, that had to change. This is a brave decision and I believe it will work.

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    Mel Lacey

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Go Shoes. We're with you. OTBC.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Suffolk types, Tooty Fruity and people of imbecilic proportion; this is our finest hour in the last two years; reminiscent of the time that we were relegated to division one and you danced in the street

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Unsha ckled, let's have a real go. The man who couldn't tweak a kno b is gone. I for one will not miss him one jot, the only worry is why it took so long. Anyway bring on the Fulham game, my interest is rekin dled.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I wouldn`t drink champagne you`d immersed your torso in, BP2! be more like Nasti Spewmanti! Crass comment from Tootyfrooty, even by usual standards.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Shame not everyones opinion is allowed to be heard really but hey....nevermind eh? At least with championship football beckoning a fair few season tickets will become available for the likes of me to snap up... ;))

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    Tootyfrooty

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • NICEONE you have derided my opinion and that of two others,no three, who contributed to this discussion. How does it feel to know everything? By not appointing a new manager is the same as "throwing in the towel" is hard to understand. Quite obviously you expect Adams to save our season. Also your defence of the board shows that you are quite content with the situation that N City find themselves in and you accept Championship football next season. CH had to go but much,much earlier. To appoint a youth team coach for such vital matches makes no sense. One question for you, are you related to Adams?

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    norman hall

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Shame on you Tootyfrooty. Shame indeed.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Desperation indeed just 5 games from the end of your relegation season...will be nice to see you back at FPR next season :-D

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    Kingy

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • In my hour of celebration, I'm being ethered. Do these people have no soul. Can someone wake up Barking and Steely please.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Every last one of you I hope will cease with the negativity and get behind Norwich City.This is what you wanted,now show your support.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Nice bit of verse there, BP2. Who`s it by? Just interested.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Five weeks and they'll be after Neil's blood too. Short sighted decision.

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • goldie, it`ll be good just to see the players with a smile on their face and a spring in their step. They`ve looked so morose of late. Long overdue, but let`s hope they give Neil Adams 100% effort and support. They must have their own pride to play for, too.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Pundits are unanimous in their derision of this appointment. Sod 'em all. Come on Neil. OTBC

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • It will now be interesting to find out the stories from behind the scenes at Carrow Road.Did he lose the dressing room,was there a clash with Becchio.Will this all release the pent up frustrations the players seem to have been going thro.I look forward to Adams first team selection.Might there be a place for young Murphy.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Oi Vey Brewer ! Largest Jewish community outside London in Mcr. I frequently call in to Hymen's deli in Cheadle for bagels, Sunday lunchtime. Awesome Jewish museum in Cheetham Hill- former Spanish synagogue- that's unusual, because most Mcr Jews were originally from Eastern Europe. I've also been to the Jewish museums in London and New York. Not Jewish myself, but wonderful, wonderful people. Fantastic sense of humour. PS: And isn't Neil Adam's becoming Norwich manager brilliant too ???

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    Timbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I wish Mr Hughton all the best in his future endeavours, however I must paraphrase MLK... Gone at Last, Gone at Last, Thank the Lord, He's gone at last!!!

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    canuk

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Adams is a good manager, attacking football and he will allow the boys to go out and play. Just hope it's not too late. Best of luck.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Coldharbour canary don't like anyone lose their job you are on your own on that one pal go down the pub and celebrate

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    burtonr57

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Is it bad timing? Of course but after Saturday things were getting ugly. Real ugly. Fans throwing things at Hughton on mass, Ruddy getting into arguments with Barclay fans, Elmander doing his usual finger pointing and arguing with someone in the City stand. Is Neil Adams the man i'd have chosen? No not really, but at this point nobody else would take on the job with 5 games left and to me while others say its madness to sack now, its no more risky than keeping him and already knowing how the Fulham game will go. For me we are in a win win situation. Go down and its exactly what most of us were expecting anyway and nobody will hold Adams responsible. Stay up however and Adams will be a hero. Whats getting my goat is anyone not related to NCFC (like Gary Lineker etc) having a pop at NCFC fans (calling us deluded) and moaning at McNally. Anyone connected to NCFC (even the most loyal Hughton supporter) can relate and understand why the club has done what its done. I like to see myself as a realist. In this day an age NCFC will never be more than a midtable side. Heck midtable would be like winning the league in my eyes! With that I of course accept that NCFC will lose more games than we will win. This is where I believe the mainstream media get confused. We as a club are not so much bothered with the losing, its the manor that we consistently lose, especially away from home. If it was the odd no show its be understandable but its weeks after week. For me hughton should've gone after the Man City away total no show but alas it didnt happen and it was always going to be a matter of time. Personally had their been a suitable candidate out there out of work it would have happened sooner. One thing I must stress now though is we move on and back the lads and Neil. Ive been very vocal in my feelings towards Hughton but getting offensive and abusive isnt needed guys. We all know hes a nice bloke, too nice even but he spell has been snowballing out of control to long and now hes been removed. Leave it at that and draw a line under it and get behind the lads. One thing I know is im now 100% more positive than I was before saturday about going to fulham this week.OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • If I never hear or see hughton again it will be too soon and the fact his staff have left too is even better. So now that the useless moron is gone, even if we go down to the championship let us get behind Neil Adams and give him all the support he needs.

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    Rottsrool

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • oldtimer. Understand your concern but i believe Neil is going into battle with his eyes wide open and will fire up the troops on the training pitch ready for the mother of all battles on Saturday. A just reward for keeping us up would be a senior coaching position. IAWT

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    Mawther07

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Well at last the board has seen the light, we all feel like we're in this together so NA will know he has our 100% support. Lets hope that tackling and goal scoring will be fast tracked back into the first team squad preparations rather than worrying about the opposition "strengths". If there are any faint hearts in there then NA must get rid, sure he has some replacements at hand in the youth teams who will be totally committed to the cause just like this clubs supporters. OTBC.

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    crombie boy

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • You can't make a silk purse out a sows ear and any manager has their work cut out getting these players to perform.

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    samphirelover

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Seems one of the reasons Neil Adams got the managers job, according to the Norwich City Board statement, was "being an experienced player, coach and media analyst with BBC local radio". If that was the case, surely Bill Punton was the man they should have chosen. LOL

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    richgvs

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • …..a message to all the doubters.....we can sink no lower than our present plight! …..A lifebelt has been thrown to the drowning man....It's the only hope....prey it's not too late!....Adams may not save us...but he will at the very least, try!.....A smile, and a positive approach will return to the whole camp!....We will go out to WIN...No longer this defend at all costs approach! ..Good luck Lads...The Future is Brighter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • norman hall......I have not derided anybody, merely expressed an opinion on the matter under discussion. I have also preferred to focus on the future and not dwell on the past and seek to criticize people after the event. You can't change anything by visiting the past at a moment like this. If we do survive this will totally justify all the past actions at NCFC.

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    NICEONE

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Clearly things have not worked for CH and much pressure must have been upon the board to act. It is sad as I don't think CH was or is a bad person or did not try his best. However, the results, performances and seemingly a steely team spirit were not forthcoming and CH can have no complaints about Norwich City, the Board or the reaction. It is sad that things did not work out and all credit for NCFC for sticking with their man for as long as they did. Anyway, the deed is done and a new chapter in our history unfolds. Certainly adds a new interest to the last five games and lets hope City come out with some renewed vigor and fight. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I like many of you have asked for CH to go. . Also at the end of the first game of the season I posted on here the comment if Hull and NCFC continue to play like that they would be relegated, Hull have lifted we haven't. Lets hope the new manager can inspire the existing weak set of players we have to put a lot more effort into their game and perhaps end in 17th position if we are lucky. Then the new manger can build with some new players next season. A fresh start for all of us.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The club would like to place on record all the good work chris and his team have done getting us to 11th spot last season and relegated this ..Just show how weak this board is talk the truth he has destroyed this club

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    burtonr57

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The first thing Adams should do is change the captaincy. Our current team captain has got no motivation.

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    bogbog

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Thanks Ged, that was great, probably your most hilarious post ever !! It's good to see you back we have missed you - By the way, where have you been, looking for MH370 ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Haven´t had time to read all the news, just got up to go to work. 100% right decision even though long in being made. Lets all get behind the cause for this wonderfull football club and give them the support they need. Sweden, 05:45am.

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    Yellowfirebird

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Ged = Wa**er. Luv TM

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • This could be two pronged. Last throw of the dice, which could keep us up. And looking to the future, NA will know whether what we have got coming through can step up in the next year or two. I'm not exactly happy to see anyone lose their job, but I'm a bit more optimistic than I was 30 mins ago.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Hooray, at long last! Come on Neil, we are all behind you

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    Henry

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • McNally has guaranteed supporters' support for the last 5 games - now we must see how the players respond. Loan recall for Murphy??

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I see 57charles - would that be the chief executive who joined the club little more than 5 years ago when it was on its knees and made it the envy (financially speaking) of far more illustrious clubs? £200,000,000 to the good because of him perhaps? If that's not quite acceptable, you could always give the Doomcaster a call.

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    Scrimmage man

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Adams is a good man, attacking football and has nothing to lose. Let's just hope he has the time. Shame it took so long.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • If I never hear or see hughton again it will be too soon and the fact his staff have left too is even better. So now that the useless moron is gone, even if we go down to the championship let us get behind Neil Adams and give him all the support he needs.

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    Rottsrool

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Double D - how about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Bit before my time MB ;-)

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    Double D

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • So, at least 3 of us reported Tuttifrutti. What a truly crass allegation. Warning; if BP2 offers you a glass of champagne, give it a miss. He`s bathed in it! A bit like W.C.Fields` quip; "I don`t drink water; fish f*** in it". ;-) OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Great pity it took so long to get shot of him. It was obvious that he was out of his depth. Goodbye.

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    Norfolkman

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I cannot understand why Mike Phelan was not given the call a good few weeks back, the car crash was going to happen, and the team were going to leave the scene of the accident.

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    Lizzie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • As I see it NA can't lose so he can really go for it. If we go down it is McNally and the Boards fault for acting way to late, if we survive Adams is a legend. OTBC, what a great day.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Let's hope this gets a reaction from the players. There's one or two I hope I never see in a City shirt again.

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    Bookface

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Samphirlover......we should push for NA to return to his original job if he is not appointed full time at the end of the season. He has taken on a difficult task at short notice due to the boards preferred timing which gives him little time to turn a disastrous situation around. If he subsequently loses his original job then NCFC will discourage others from helping out in times of strife and also run the risk of loosing their best employees who have a genuine passion for the club. 57Charles.....the board have taken the correct action, all be it later than we would wish. Re the strikers I think you have forgotten that they had the misfortune to sign for CH. a non scoring striker in a non scoring team is big news in your world ...eh??? CH was the problem now he has gone. The board did that!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Bold move at last the cloud of doom has gone blown away like last weeks smog lets have a good go now !!!!!!!

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    Victor meldrew

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Tootyfrooty, I've been following this team since the early eighties and my wife is from the West Indies. Oh, and I'm of French origin. But you sir, are an idiot.

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    pug

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • A few days ago I had a post rejected as offensive because, in a humorous way, I used some lines from comedian Charle Drake's old Witch Doctor song. So how come tootyfrooty's vile post escapes the sensors (3 times). CH was doing a bad job, there's nothing else to it.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Coldharbour canary don't like anyone lose their job you are on your own on that one pal go down the pub and celebrate

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    burtonr57

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Wallybrain, should have been done weeks ago but win Saturday and that may well be enough. Arsenal home is also winnable. The other 3 are close to wrote-offs. OTBC

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • This kind of reminds me of when Shearer took over Newcastle at short notice - it didn't work. But we Canary folk are born Norfolk dumplings and ultimately true optimists. Hopefully the firing of CH will remove the team from the severe restraints they have been playing under and release their talents and quickly restore sadly repressed confidence in short order. It is all a tall order and belated at best. But let's roar on our guys to victory and survival in the BPL.

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    Pritch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • To Little to Late McNally saving his rear face

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    OLDYELLA

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The club would like to place on record all the good work chris and his team have done getting us to 11th spot last season and relegated this ..Just show how weak this board is talk the truth he has destroyed this club

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    burtonr57

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The dismissal of Hughton is good news just a shame that it has taken so long and with the majority of the games left this season against the most expensive teams in the land our chances of a turn round in results are slim but just to see a different style of football will be refreshing.

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    goldie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I am pleased to see the change, although it should havebeen a lot earlier. I just hope NA and whoever he has to support him are real motivators who can get the squad believing in themselves in five days.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • It seems like the dark clouds gathering over our beloved club have been lifted at long last and Carra Rud is bathed in sunlight.Neil Adams has been given one hell of a job but if he doesn't succeed in keeping us up no blame can attach to him but only to the Board in failing to take this action months ago as most of us wanted.At least we will start to see the good attractive football that Norwich City have always been associated with.even if we have to start again in the Championship next season.As for tootyfruity,I hope he goes the same way as the Coypu.OTBC

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    irongloves

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Going to take a bit of getting used not finishing every message with HUGHTON OUT. Best news I've had all weekend.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Tootyfruity you are an imbecile if you think us guys here care about CH and his team's colours. We are just delighted they've gone.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Wonderful news! Neil Adams has shown his qualities with the under 18-team and I really do believe he can bring back the guts we need for staying up.

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Possibly too little too late - I couldn't see us getting any more points with CH in charge though. Time for the players to man up - worst case scenario use the next 5 games as their shop window if we go down... Best of luck Neil we're all going to need it!

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    JMH

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Great news, very pleased for Neal Adams, lets hope it is not to late, best wishes to CH. Cant wait to see Neal coaching team, may be two NCFC Hero's. on the Ball city. Get CG back for Mondays BBC Norfolk Breakfast show monday

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    ROBERT WISKEN

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • If Adams performs a miracle and City stay up then I suggest that Norfolk County Council declare 6 April as a County Holiday day, let joy be unconfined, may there much merriment, drinking and dancing in the streets of Norwich. Let Hughton and his cronies never be let back in Norfolk

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Not if you bath in champagne Stew

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • so all the hughton outers are now mcnally out.....jeez cant makes some people happy.....for me i think we have a good chief exec and soo glad we dont have neil doncaster still!! hopefully adams will give the players a lift for fulham so we dont lose and then we all just hope we get something.....law of averages say we should get something

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    greengreengrass

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Craig Sandell

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Am really puzzled why all the pundits have had a crack at Norwich for the late decision to relieve CH of the managers job. Agreed it is late but do they think he can turn things around now? He hasn't been able to all season so why do they think this miracle with 5 games left will occur? Just about all of them have connections with CH through Spurs or Newcastle but should keep their comments professional.

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    Gazza

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The best result of the season! Lets now focus on a new future! One where we use our resources too deliver results!

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    TheBirdCage

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I loved my time in Manchester, Timbo. Played hockey at Cheetham Hill and watched cricket there too. Great salt beef sandwiches, already. Oy vey, Maria.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • At last McNally and the board have had to admit what we fans have known for over a seasonnow. Hughton, Calderwood and Trollope were never up to the level required to manage and coach at this level.,and the shame is that we will probably go down now because it took so long for the board to act. I personally would not even have thanked the mismanagement team for their efforts, because they were inept, tactically out of their depth and clueless about the need to play to win rather than damage limitation ideas that these fools persevered with. Cack handed wingers, negative defensive tactics, bigging up the opposition, late sustitutions, a stubborn refusal to change things around even though it has been blatantly obvious that it never worked, never having a set Plan A, never mind Plan B. I will cheer long and loud at the demise of these clowns, though I do worry that Neil has been dropped in at the deep end with his hands tied behind his back.

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    oldtimer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Lightening never strikes twice in the same place, so they say. So, I suppose it's too much to ask that Hughton gets sacked AND. TootyFrooty gets banned from this site all in the space of one evening. But hope springs eternal.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Get in there but why has it taken this long we will stay up now that I am sure come on you yellows

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    box 29

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • tootyfrooty: you're an idiot.

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    Premier League Budgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Ahem, followed by politeness after ethering: Here's how I see it, for what its worth. Persisting with Hughton would have been like saying the Titanic was like a pin prick in a rubber ball. You kind of knew it was more serious than might have first appeared to be the case. You might just has well have said 'nice doggy' to a pit bull. Look, frankly I don't care if Neil Adams doesn't deliver, at least now, we have a chance, and I tell you what, the fans will be right behind him and the team at Fulham, and I think we'll do it, and, whilst I'm on a roll, I haven't felt like that in a very long time. There you go flicka, but with a few less asterisks. And, before I go to bed, those of you who were at Stamford Bridge for the Youth Cup Final will know that Neil Adams does well, away at Chelsea. Oh heck, let me dream the dream for a while

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Last time City changed managers with five games left, Deehan departed and Megson was handed Forest, Tottenham, Liverpool and Leeds in his first four games in charge, losing them all. Adams has an even tougher run-in, so let's hope he is a miracle worker. He may need to be.

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    Outside The Box

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Just been reading all the so called sports experts in the national press decrying this move. Obviously they have not observed an NCFC game this season, especially the tactical sustitutios when we wre behind. The only question they could possibly be asking is timing.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Adams is a good manager, attacking football and he will allow the boys to go out and play. Just hope it's not too late. Best of luck.

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Unsha ckled, let's have a real go. The man who couldn't tweak a kno b is gone. I for one will not miss him one jot, the only worry is why it took so long. Anyway bring on the Fulham game, my interest is rekin dled.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • AT LAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris was a nice bloke + that was part of the problem. We now need to be 100% behind Neil. Even if he doesn't keep us up he will give 100% effort. His youth team work is fantastic + he's an aggressive, organised coach who will get the best out of his players.

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    Timbo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Good Luck and Best Wishes to Neil Adams! Probably our best chance for getting a result at Fulham and then picking up at least a couple more points from our final four games. Now let's all get behind the team!!

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    Green man

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Let's go out fighting and get 100% behind our manager. I for one am delighted. OTBC

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • At last but I think it is too late to save us. The Board should have taken this decision far earlier. I fear the "cake" has sunk, but we can but hope for a miracle, Good luck NCFC.

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    Veronica

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Btw, are you a reincarnation of Scrimmage Canary?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Tootyfruity & Norwich just don't get it........a victory on this board against the playing staff should not turn into a witch hunt against the board. Have you forgotten who head hunted and subsequently appointed Lambchops and what that process led to. Get a life NCFC just has!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Neil Adams we are all 100% behind you!

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Shame not everyones opinion is allowed to be heard really but hey....nevermind eh? At least with championship football beckoning a fair few season tickets will become available for the likes of me to snap up... ;))

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    Tootyfrooty

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Just as well this is Norwich, not Copenhagen then, Scrimmage. Samphirefetishist, why are you addressing your post at me??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • ...and about Bl**dy time too|!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • While I am delighted to see the end of the miserable Hughton era I question the timing of the decision. The Board appear to have woken up far too late and probably acted in panic after the fans patience finally snapped yesterday. I know we all wish Neil Adams the very best but he's been put in a very difficult position given our run-in. However I am sure he will be able to instill some pride and passion into the team and at least raise our expectation levels. It will be up to the players to respond, to shake themselves out of their current lethargy, roll up their sleeves, and show the fans some true grit. Whatever happens at least it will fire up the fans and give us some hope where there was none. If we are to go down then at least we now have a chance to go down fighting and not with a whimper as would certainly have been the case under Hughton.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Make no prediction here on the Fulham game. City may still get no points from Liverpool Chelsea or Man United. Fulham have Spurs and Stoke away with Hull at home. Four points for the Cottagers puts them one behind City. Avoid defeat at Craven Cottage to have the advantage on the final day. We host Champions League hopefuls Arsenal. Fulham host Tony Pulis' Palace. OTBC

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    Capri

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Bloody Fantastic, if a little late. Just hope it can lift the lads, I feel even if we do go down Neil Adams would make a good championship manager, we know he can motivate from the youth cup lads. OTBC

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Excellent news which is exactly what is required at the moment for NCFC. I feel better already after witnessing yesterdays defeat. I will be 100% behind Neil Adams in his efforts to rescue our season. I would like to see the board guarantee that Neil could return to his original role should he not go on to be appointed as permanent manager as he has agreed to take on a very difficult role at very short notice. The delay in appointing him lays at the door of the board and he should, therefore, not be penalised if his efforts are not successful although I am sure he will give the task his all. This is the move that most of us on this board would welcome so I for one am not going to be critical of anybody at the club at this moment. This is the time for everybody, new manager, fans, players and board to unite as only we can and fight for our Premiership lives.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I have no attachment to Hughton, but it never ceases to amaze me that it's always the manager that gets sacked, never the eleven overpaid wasters on the pitch! That applies to any teammanager, not just Norwich.

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    Labratone

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Ged = Wa**er. Luv TM

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    Turkish Martin

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

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