Survey: What will happen in the Premier League relegation battle?

John Ruddy consoles Robert Snodgrass at the end of the match at Old Trafford. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images John Ruddy consoles Robert Snodgrass at the end of the match at Old Trafford. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, April 28, 2014
4:48 PM

As the 2013/14 Premier League season enters its final weeks we want to know which three teams you think will be relegated.

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Fulham, Cardiff City, Norwich City, Sunderland and Aston Villa are all in the mix at the bottom of the table.

Who do you think will slip into the Championship? Which teams will beat the drop? Let us know by predicting the results of those teams fighting relegation in the survey below.

 

37 comments

  • relegated, pure and simple, stop trying to clutch at straws face up to reality

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    Dave

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • AT the next AGM I mean

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Well said George B, I hope we get an explanation of the farce that has been the Norwich board this year. I for one am going to attend and ask some serious questions of Mr McNally if he is still at the club

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • I hope the board go deeper in their selection process for the next manager. The manager should be examined thoroughly but it should not end there- when he says he wants to bring his friends and buddies and other hangers on with him, that should not just be accepted, they too need to be examined thoroughly as well - in that way we won't end up with any more situations like Hughton and his cronies. If they have largely been failures in their careers and play defensive minded football that surely would show up.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Ps I once played against Culverhouse in the Harlow League when he was about 14. One thing I remember is he had a spirited turn of phrase even then. I can still hear some of it now if I concentrate hard enough.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Waclor Irongloves good stuff. If you look at the cvs of our Board one thing missing is a footballing background and another is the working class background that makes you REALLY want to succeed. Add to that a lovely generous lady who may be too trusting and boy it's no surprise we're where we are now.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Stew I think Irongloves has answered your post. I have no doubt that Lambert was difficult to work with and from events at Villa Park, Culverhouse won't win many popularity competitions either. Hughton looked like a good solid manager who would put the team first and not be using Norwich as a stepping stone to greater riches. The Vaughan debacle prompted my first doubts closely followed by the purchase of Bunn, the non purchase of Rhodes and the series of semi literate, cliché-ridden interviews which suggested a low IQ. He should have gone at the latest by the end of November. Remember all the experts rejecting the alternatives suggested? Pulis, Phelan, Poyet and Brew's heart-throb at Cardiff were all dismissed as useless. What we would give to have appointed Pulis a few months ago. All water under the bridge but perhaps enough to drown some of the board?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • No jops,he was crying in the stand because he could see his end of season bonus going out of the window.The Board members have all made their piles in their chosen professions beforehand.NCFC is also a Business which needs to be run in a professional manner and not as a social jolly,and sentiment must not be allowed to cloud sound judgement.We have all heard it said,"Oh Hamilton is such a nice man","Oh Hughton is such a nice man" The same could be said of Gunny and Grant and NW who did well but was kept too long out of sentiment.I would prefer a Manager who is a total bar steward but good at his job.We had one in Roeder who fitted the first category nicely but not the second.PL was the best Manager we have had in years but no sentiment was shown in his direction.Was it because Board members did not think he was "such a nice man"despite his achievements.? Their considerations for the next Manager must be based solely on his credentials as a Football Man and nothing else.If the Board feel ill equipped to make such a decision then appoint a Director of Football,a former Manager well respected in the world of football.to make the decision for them.

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    irongloves

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • .....waclor we gave up on the Premiership before Grant Holt left!....That happened the day ' in their wisdom', that the board decided to let Hughton loose on the club!....They needed a builder and made do with a demolition bod!....many of us soon twigged that , even before that catastrophe at Fulham...We were in the minority then, it took many months and much arguing before we became the majority! Hardened fans buried their heads in dis-belief as they could not come to terms with what was so obvious to the few....As the saying goes'Too Little, Too late'.!.....I think you and Trev and Goss and many others are all singing from the same song sheet!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • kenfoggo----how very,very true

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    superfan59

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Redhotitfc - yeah ex ones maybe but the current ones are nothing to worry about

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Trevor a very valid point. Maybe the good thing to come out of playing championship footie next year will be the chance to push the likes of Loza, McGeehan and Morris towards the first team. That could be our salvation imo

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Well well well, an ex Ipswich player seems to be scoring all the goals that have sent Norwich down. Better get used to it.

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    redhotitfc

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • TrevorKeith- I agree with you up to a point. There is a case for proven, skilled journeymen in a side, but they do have to show commitment to the cause. Sadly lacking with our imports, Bassong and Winklehoff being prime examples. Home grown talent would always be the ideal way to build a side with some sense of commitment to the side, and obviously it is cheaper. Certainly cheaper that 8 million for one goal (ONE!!!!!). Also home grown is excellent for the supporters who can watch talent develop through the ranks. Also, if the talent is good enough,then a profit could also be made as they become attractive to bigger clubs. Unfortunately to set up the kind of long term project that this would require is initially expensive and with the average tenure of a manager being so short there is little incentive for him to buy into such a programme when there is such a huge demand for instant results.

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • For me, part of the problem is obsession with clubs in relying on overseas journeymen rather than sticking with the British players that get them promoted in the first place. I can only presume that our scouts are unable to assess the ability of such players given where they were playing at the time of recruitment. I think we simply need to return to grass roots, promote more youngsters from within and start playing reserve football so those youngsters can progress into the first team. One thing is for sure spending big money of players such as RVW, Fer, Tettey and the high wages on Elmander has been money ill spent.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Surrender is due to a complete lack of inspiring leadership. We gave away our premiership place when we gave away Grant Holt.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • It should be "Sandcastle Carrow Road". What useless losers our players have been trained to be by that arch wimp Hughton.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • .....To carry on from that!....The chosen manager has to be capable of instilling a pride and desire to succeed in all ....Not losing is no good whatsoever in this game....playing the right tactics with a well balanced eleven starts on the training ground!....For 90mins each game, those chosen will have to put Everything into achieving the three points!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • ......ken!..The most annoying thing for me to come to terms with is the way the desire to win has been drained from the chosen team before they take the field!....This started even before Lambert left, and Houghton replaced him....We are left with little choice now...There has to be a major clear out in the summer, and players contracts must include a win bonus clause...much lower retainer ...To get that, they would have to be part of the winning team. Fighting for the cause must be the priority!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • jops I totally agree with you. Politics or something else seems to mean Archie cannot or will not ask anyone about this. While I kind of understand the situation, I find it more than a little frustrating. Surely the Club cannot have been daft enough to allow a "we can only sack you if..." clause in his contract? The McNally angle is another interesting one which I cannot constructively comment on beyond saying it seems he might have taken his eye off the ball a little... for whatever reason... No more points for us this season, I'm afraid.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • No, I do not expect any "further twists" in the relegation struggle. We are relegated and deserve to be. 14 lost games away from home out of 18 played is relegation form even if Carrow Road was a fortress of excellence, which it is not. Most of our players, as witnessed from their lack of effort and professionalism at Old Trafford , have already resigned themselves to the inevitable. Perhaps their agents have convinced them that their futures will be brighter next year as there will be a queue of other Clubs waiting to pick up their contracts. Our "stars" may all think that they will leave. Good luck with that and I wish them well. Like rats leaving a sinking ship that they have caused to sink by gnawing at the very fabric which kept our ship afloat. They can all go, who will miss them? Not me, I have never witnessed such a gutless season from a team of Norwich players, surrender after surrender. Lots of mighty talk during the week but on match day , another spineless capitulation.

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • I think Norwich have gone, I also think they will beat Arsenal, but that will be to late. The players have not performed this season, and must take some of the responsibility, I only hope that the club inserted a clause in there contracts, that if we are relegated, there wages will reflect on this. Only consolation next season is more Saturday 3pm KO w2ith the Tuesday nights as well, at least we can look forward to some victories

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    Derek McDonald

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Remember when McNally was crying in the stands just after New Year... I think he wanted to sack Hughton then, only thing stopping him was a clause in the contract he was regretting or the restraining words of Delia and her husband... yes McNally should regret what happened and never again give his other directors, or the manager by his contract, the power to stop him going on his instinct.... I think McNally wanted Hughton out before the transfer window but something was blocking him, something he could not make public.... has Hughton been out then maybe more money would have been made available and maybe we could have bought the on form striker we have needed to stay up... we are not a bad team, just a strikerless one

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    jops

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • If Lamberts Villa fail against Hull this weekend and any of the bottom three pick up a win on their travels then there could still be a twist in the relegation battle. Sadly, I don't think we will be putting on any pressure. Fulham or Cardiff might. What has happened to Lambert? He is, inconceivably, more disliked at Villa than CH was at Norwich.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • As an unfortunate witness to Saturdays game (although luckily I'm at huddersfield university so the journey wasn't long), that performance along with the other poor games in hughtons reign just shows that we just haven't been good enough at all this season.. In the premier league, you've got to show bottle and desire and we only seemed to show that under neyul.. I agree completely with people's claims snoddy and ruddy are the only ones who care, it's so true and it's sad to realise that they both probably will go in the summer as they've been great this season.. As much as I look at hughton for the reason for our decline, I look with more vengeance at McNally, he's been very subdued this season as oppose to last and the way he handled the hughton saga was ridiculous.. He knows deep down he sacked him too late, smug old McNally kept him on for so long because he was HIS choice, he went through all the compensation stuff and put all those funds into hughtons hands, he wanted it to succeed and took 20 steps forward in doing so.. Out of 100%, I'd blame 40% of the season on hughton, 50% on McNally & board and 10% on 90% of the players lack of determination and passion, am I right?.. I think this season has been horrible, really has made me fear watching my beloved team.. In the summer, I think a board clear out is necessary as well as some big players (fer, winkel, elmander, bassong, Yobo) as they aren't worth their wages, their ineffective.. We need our youths to step up next year, we need hungry players, a bit like lambo's tactics.. I also think the next manager should bring a new style, play good attractive football to rekindle every fans dreams for this club.. Di Matteo, laudrup to name a few.. The way it's going I can't see anything good happening for the club, I hate relegation it's grim... OTBC

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    George Bootyy

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Hopefully RVW has played his last game for us. Neil Adams made "heads gone" on talk sport for starting him at Old Trafford. Wrong player, wrong attitude and wrong league!

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    STK123

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • All the pessimism on here is understandable and justified. We really needed to get some points out of our last 5 games and we got none. And we probably shan't get any more points this season. Why have we ended up even worse than we were, the worst in the League? Or is it that others have got better and we stayed the same?

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    Cecil

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The great escape is almost complete, unfortunately it was Sunderland who have almost done it. They looked so poor at Carrow Road in our last win. They looked like they were definitely down. But they went from strength to strength whilst we got worse and worse.

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    Henry

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • We need minimum 4 points and then probably not good enough. Needs a miracle. Sad times.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Sunderland are ahead of us on goal difference, lets say we get lucky and beat the gunners last game, Sunderland only have to win 1 of there 3 games and we will still be down. They have Hull and Swansea to play. Im afraid it is over, no more hopes of some great escape. The Board have some serious explaining to do.

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    Jimhow

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • It pains me to say it but I feel we are now clutching at straws to believe we can now win two games against two of the best teams in the country when we have not been able to put two wins together all season - we have strikers that cant strike a match and a team who just are not good enough full stop - I will have course have everything crossed hoping dor the unexpected but in reality cannot see it happening

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    Mark Drummee

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Board and players an absolute disgrace.Even with a new manager ,same rubbish.

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    stormy

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • those two players will be the first to leave as they are the only good players Norwich currently have i will be amazed if ruddy or Snodgrass is there next season relegation is on the cards if you ask me Houghton should have gone in December not at last minute cant blame anyone else other than the board and the players.

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    MrB

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Big downer for all the fans....the board should hang down their heads in shame..

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    tom the taxi

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Agreed about Ruddy and Snodgrass. Should make the others all honour their contracts and put them in the reserves.

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The photo above says a lot - the two players who really do care about the club!

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    malaga flier

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Based on what I've put in, we'll beat Arsenal on the last day but still go down based on other results. Sad times.

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    HelenMarie21

    Monday, April 28, 2014

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