What do you think about the appointment of Neil Adams as Norwich City manager?

Neil Adams - Norwich City's new manager - before the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road.  Picture by Paul Chesterton Neil Adams - Norwich City's new manager - before the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton

Thursday, May 22, 2014
8:35 PM

Tell us what you think about the decision by Norwich City to appoint former winger and caretaker manager as the permanent boss at Carrow Road.

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Is it a bold move putting faith in a young, untested man - who is Norwich City through and through - or rash gamble to leave the club’s fate in the hands of a man whose brief spell in charge could not save the side from relegation? Give you verdict below:

53 comments

  • The first test for Adams is who are his aides? much of Hughtons problem was the mediocre clowns surrounding him who did not help the fans perception of him. if Adams makes some good appointments or the Board appoint an experienced European Director of Football this might help to get the fans back on board what has been yet another shambolic show from a useless Board

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • For three years? NCFC needs an experienced premiership trainer manager who will turn a defensive club into playing attacking football. This appointment, I feel will keep us in the doldrums for three years, when we should come straight back next year. NCFC belongs in the premisereship league and I'm sure that the shareholders pockets agree.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Ha ha ha ha ha! Of all the options available... This one has to be the worst of the bunch! He's only a poor little budgie, who's shirt was all tattered and torn! ha ha! Can't wait to see you lot get hammered next season... Bloooooooooooooooo Army!

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    C D

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Why is it that blame is always put on the manager? I don't really know a lot about football but surely the players have a part to play in this relegation. Ok, a manager needs to motivate their team, but if the team are feeling demotivated should they not come to the decision of playing the game their way rather than the way the manager tells them? Anyone asked the players how they feel about NA getting the Job? See I said I didn't know much about the game

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    melalmighty

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • The disappointment is not really with Neil Adams it's about the fact the club never gives the fans anything to really get excited about. We never sign any big names ( players or managers) every transfer window goes past and we do nothing. Should we really be surprised at this latest decision? I just feel that I support a club with no ambition. Norwich had a big chance of consolidating their position in the premier league and because of small minded thinking we're now back in the championship and I fear that is where we shall stay for he foreseeable future. I think we should be saying let's be avin you..............Delia

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    Giddy

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Fairly predictable but unlikely to make much impression I fear. Some major changes to the team and the board might help.

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    Labratone

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • So true B inners, if he wasnt any good in January then how come hes good enough now because he didnt impress in the 5 games I watched.

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    Jimhow

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Congratulations to Neil.Now the hard work begins.OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Didn't Delia say that they couldn't get ride of CH in January as there was no one out there to replace him. Well Adams was there and you didn't choose him then. Why now? Did he really impress you that much in his five games?

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    B Inners

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Congratulations Neil. I'll be backing you and your positive style of play throughout next season. As of now, you've entered the Norwich City history books as our fine clubs manager. Whilst we have no divine right to be a Premier League club, we do have a legacy of playing entertaining football ....... here's to bringing some of the young lads through to the first team squad showing we have the hunger and desire to once again be passionate supporters relishing watching our beloved yellow and green.

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    nevermindthedanger

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Whoever got the managers job it was going to be a gamble, remember Man U? You can bring in someone with more experience but that is not a certainty for success. Give Neil a chance,he can't be judged on the last 5 games of the season..only Chris Hughton could have got the required number of points to stay up...He said so.

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    Richard Bonham

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Well it is the boards decision only time will tell if it is the right one. There are a lot of negative posts but we must get behind him now and give him the 12th man again. After all look back at two of our most successful managers, Dave Stringer and Mike Walker neither had managed at this level. But they were put in at Division One and the Premier league as we know it now. Both came from Norwich youth team and reserves although Walker was in charge of Colchester for a short time. At least we have someone who wants the job and is not waiting for a call from West Brom, Brighton, Celtic or whoever. So lets get behind Neil OTBC>

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    JohnW

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Bonkers. He cannot even take the credit for the Youth Cup win, that was down to Gary Holt. Yet another example of a lack of ambition and investment. A huge missed opportunity. I hope NA proves me wrong.

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    Spirit of Fleck

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Sorry Vic, that's just blind optimism with absolutely nothing concrete to back it up. He's done precisely nothing at this level

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    Paul Davidson

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • What do You Think about the Appointment of Neil Adams as Norwich City Manager: putain de merde ca ma fait chier!!!!

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    wallybrain

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • 1out of 15 points is less than Gunny . Gone for the cheap option . Two weeks to appoint some one we already knew wasn't any good . I.really fear for us , we are a laughing stock .GOBSMACKED

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    roey61

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • SP you say he's an 'ex-attack minded forward'. He's no longer attack minded? Because there was scant evidence of a new attitude of positivity in the last 5 games. He got one point out of a possible fifteen. That record does not justify his appointment. The board will have to explain what does. If only NA and Zola wanted the job it should have gone to Zola.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I can see a lot of people choking on their words in a seasons or so time, Adams definitely has got what it takes, mark my words.

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    Vic Sponge

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I wish Neal Adams success but I fear the worst!

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    TheVoice

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I think it is a good move Remember Dave Stringer another loyal servant, who had great success taking us to the FA cup semi-finals twice after coaching the Youth Team to win the FA Youth Cup in 1984.

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    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Cheap cheap like good canary

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    Croydonary

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I can't believe all the negative comments. Neil Adams has succeeded as Youth Coach so will have the players' respect, knows and loves the club yet is not tied in too closely with the old CH regime. What evidence is there that he's "the cheap option"? Does anyone know if the Board would have offered more to an outsider? At least give NA a fair chance -- and, no, the last five games were not that.

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    atlanta canary

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • The board have appointed NA as they believe that he is the best man for the job under the current circumstances......whatever they are. I think it will prove to be a good appointment in the long run as NA wants the job, says it's his club and has guided the youth team to cup victory against some tough competition. I could give you an argument that says it is every bit as hard to succeed at youth level as the senior level due to the fact that the players you have charge of are not as experienced as those at the higher level and are, therefore, liable to make more mistakes.

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    NICEONE

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • The changes should have been made on the Norwich Board prior to this decision......You cannot have people makings decisions who have little or no experience in Football matters.Not Neil Adams fault im afraid its upstairs where the change should have been made.

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    dave123

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Well it's no more than I expected with a board more concerned about profit for shareholders rather than the progression of Norwich City.....I think us loyal supporters are now ready to elect a new board or owner that has the b@lls to make the club a success ...that's never going to happen with this boards of half wits.....I for one do not want to be a supporter of the richest club in league 1

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    Stavros89

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • If any of you are at the first home game, It'll be Colchester all over again. Stay away and be negative from the comfort of your own home. May I remind you that Worthington and Lambert were both unproven and both got us promoted. Automatically.

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    Dan

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Thanks Delia and MWJ. This actually feels worse than relegation.

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    suffolkcanary

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I Welcome three appointment of Neil Adams BUT... Why on a 3 year contract. I just looked at Leicester they lost 6 all season and Burnley lost 5 games all season !!!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • What a mess, the club had the chance to unite all the fans, they must have well and truly messed up with there interviews with prospective managers hence the long wait. I'm usually supportive and optimistic bug this is too much for me.

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    Canary Norwich

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Q. What have the board done wrong? A. They gave Neil Adams 5 games; he should have had 20. Get behind him. OTBC!

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    Coleeeey

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I honestly feel more depressed and angry about this appointment then when we where relegated, The board really need to step back and ask them selves have we done the best thing for this club? In professional sport especially at this level the heart shouldn't rule your head and unfortunately again it seems this has not been the case.

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    jp_ncfc

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Good luck Neil OTBC as for the board why have you left it till now we can not afford a top manager lets face it

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    Nctel4e

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • …..This is NO JOKE!....The board has appointed the man they consider to be the best man for the job!....I congratulate them on coming to the sensible conclusion!... Adams is an ex-attack minded forward....having a completely different outlook on the game to an ex-goalkeeper, or a full back, or centre back....look forward to a new attitude from the players, and a more positive approach to the games!...For those who wanted more of the same..defend at all costs.. and live in hope...that's the past....Look forward to a brighter future!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Keep it Low

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • neil adams.... neil adams.... welcome to the carrow road muppet show....pathetic decision by an old, outdated board....I've had enough

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    wallybrain

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • There are a lot of people that say they don't blame Neil but in all honesty surely even he realises that he doesn't have what it takes. For that reason I won't have too much sympathy when it all goes pear shaped by Christmas.

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    Paul Davidson

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Bring on the press conference when McNaughty tries to explain that he didn't panic when Lennon left Celtic to be replaced by Malky and he was faced with the fans assuming it was to be Lennon when he had already declined. Also let's here him explain what was "complicated" about the appointment as dear old Delia said on Monday! No doubt we will hear that Neil was the choice all along and it was only offered to him. In all honesty I think this will turn out to be a great move - but made entirely by accident by a bunch of bumbling amateurs full of good intentions and little else. They don't deserve the success that I think Neil will bring.

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    Mikey B

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Truly dreadful. Lacking any ambition and failing to learn that to stay up or go up you need a top notch experienced manager. They seem to think there's some god given right to get promoted. Lambert was one good decision amongst a sea of dross.

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    Steve Clancey

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Don't yew all worry he'll git us back ware we belong before thas time to dig the taters up.

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I suppose postman pat and mr tumble will be on the coaching staff. Ha ha ha this has got to be a joke or else my season ticket was another waste of money like the last 2 years.

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    Kevin Bridge

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • You do not take gambles of this magnitude unless you are desperate. The appointment procedure obviously went horribly wrong. Now was the time to appoint a proven manager and boss the league. Player will leave or stay reluctantly. How can they have one once of respect for a manager who has never managed in any division. Recipe for disaster I'm afraid.

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    Paul Davidson

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I have never said anything about the board before but I ask, did we at any point in the last five games produce a game changing performance? Can't believe their decision making mechanism, they're lost...

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    Gruff

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • I am a HUGE Neil Adams fan and I think he is a really excellent coach and showed a lot of potential as caretaker manager. However, I feel this is a huge gamble testing him in such a crucial season for us. I have no idea if he has any experience in the transfer market, which will be a massive factor in deciding how well we do this year. IMO the options for us weren't really that great. The only person I saw leading us forward was Lennon. Someone hungry but with a proven record of a management. First big test is how Neil builds the squad over this summer. Fingers crossed

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    anonamouse

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • What is going on. We are into the Brian Gunn scenario again. I have been a long distant supporter since 1957, and I cannot believe that the Board haven't learnt the lesson of the perils of employing an inexperienced manager. I truly despair!!

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    John Warner

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • The board have either made an enormous mistake or have a very large crystal ball. My money's on the load of old balls theory!

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    la barbe

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Ooh hang on Doris says he int that boi from Seltic

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Gruff

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Croydonary

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Best joke ever,havn`t stopped laughing all evening,a real classic...(Off The Ball City)

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    1961tractorboy

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Well, I think thas a good move.

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Livid. Gutted. Furious...shall I go on?

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    Powers1902

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Why all the suspense. He was the cheap option all along. I wish him well but would rather have someone with experience of managing ,at least, one club in the football league whichever division.

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    stormy

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

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    Thursday, May 22, 2014

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