Poll: Should Chris Hughton stay or go after today’s Norwich City game?

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton looks dejected during his side's FA Cup third round replay exit at Craven Cottage. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Norwich City manager Chris Hughton looks dejected during his side's FA Cup third round replay exit at Craven Cottage. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Saturday, January 18, 2014
8:30 AM

Thousands of yellow and green eyes will be turned to Norwich City’s under-pressure manager this afternoon.

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Fans have been calling on Chris Hughton to go after a bad run of results that leaves the team two points off the Premier League drop zone and the team’s 3-0 loss to Fulham in a FA Cup third round replay this week.

Today’s game against Hull City at 3pm at Carrow Road is a big test for the city manager and the result of this game may well determine his future at the club.

Chief executive David McNally this week said that the manager’s brief is to stay out of the drop zone, but the Canaries are at risk of entering the relegation zone if they lose today.

But what do you think? Should Chris Hughton stay or go after today’s match? Vote in our latest poll on the future of the manager.

26 comments

  • Will Neil Lennon be in the crowd this afternoon? He was allegedly at Craven Cottage watching us in the Cup debacle. Hope he brings Commons and Brown with him ... If we win, Hughton will stay. When we lose he will be sacked if we are in the bottom 3 tonight. Sorry, but I can't see us winning today. Jelavic and Long will both score.

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    Soglio Star

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • today could be the day, if we win 7-0 then we might end up 10th!

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Okay Neil Adams knows every players abilities etc. Also most of us supporters can spell ADAMS more so than Houghton hooton whooton hughton etc.etc. NO BRAINER !

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    yarco

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I don`t think we should blame McNally. A lot of folk thought Hughton was the right man at the time of his appointment, me included. It is true that warning signs started as early as pre-season last year when goals seemed hard to come by. The only hope seemed to be James Vaughan but Hoots didn`t favour him. Most of last season was poor stuff. Most of this season has been even poorer stuff, post Holty. I wonder if McN might`ve made a move if the right man had been around? I`ve no idea who he could bring in to replace Hoots just now; Malky has litigation on his mind and Pochettino is sticking with Soton for the rest of the season - anybody else?. Any more news on Bewilderwood`s possible exit to manage the Cat Pottery in North Walsham?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • This whole affair can only end one way. CH ultimately goes either today or later depending on future results and league position. In my view the sooner the better as this gives us more time to readjust and repair the damage. I don't blame DMcN for being cautious as it's a risk we are taking and there are no guarantees. On the question of a replacement I spoke to my neighbour, an avid West Brom. supporter re Steve Clarke and he says he is quiet and not a motivator who makes substitutions 5 minutes from the end. OMG there is two of them and I suspect we may have one!! Be careful what you wish for.

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    NICEONE

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • The board should sack both Hughton and McNally as they are both equally to blame. I hope they lose as a win will only prolong this agony and make relegation more likely in the long run. Appoint Neil Adams as interim manager until the end of the season, it's our only chance as I see it.

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Very true Mad lol! Saying that I had Ryan Bennett 1st goal scorer so I was very happy.

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    Mattias333

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • I also adhere to the clamour for Hughton to lose his job. Much has been said about who would replace him with few if any candidates likely to inspire much expectation for wholesale improvement. Let’s look at the other clubs who have changed managers already this season. Crystal Palace – Tony Pulis is a fighting manager but with the clubs resources is unlikely to change their direction. Sunderland – after the Di Canio debacle and their strange purchases in the summer it was going to take time but I think Poyet will be a success and the signs have already been encouraging. Cardiff – a club in problems with issues between owners and fans and too earlier to say of Solsjkaer will improve things. WBA – same issue as Cardiff, too early to say if change will bring success. Fulham – now this is the interesting one. The replacement of Jol has not paid any dividends whatsoever. Yes they beat us but they are a bogey team for us and their other results against Hull and Sunderland in the league have been dire. So in my opinion we have to hope that Hughton’s replacement has more of the Poyet about him and less of the Meulensteen. There is not much proof to suggest that a new manager can and will actually change our fortunes.

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    Bohnhof

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I agree with Soglio. Off to the game soon and as usual these days not with much hope. Hughton has ruined the whole experience. Brew my boy was at Uni in Northampton -he Bally well was.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I agree, this is only going one way whether we win lose or draw against Hull. We can't carry on like this, STEP FORWARD NEIL ADAMS.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • OMG, we won! Thanks to an 87th min goal from Ryan Bennett. Good lad! The tension of listening to this on Wadio Partwidge was eased by Gweg Daaans`s uncanny comic impwession of Len Goodman. Celebwity Cum Commentawy. Or was it Len Goodman`s impwession of Gweg? I am so relieved we`ve got these 3 points but sincerely hope the Happy Clappers do not believe all is now well in the Kingdom of Carra. Ryan is not even in Hoots`s first selection of central defenders. As injury would have it.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Any poster with a remotely long name gets his Testimonials detached now. What`s going on in the IT Dept, Archant?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I think it do not matter what the fans think after hearing McNally on the radio say that the brief for CH is to keep us out of the bottom three so I assume that while that is the case he will still be manager but what happens if we drop into the bottom three in 4 or 5 games it will then be too late to save the club.

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    leslie cater

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I agree, this is only going one way whether we win lose or draw against Hull. We can't carry on like this, STEP FORWARD NEIL ADAMS.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • He has got to go - too many debacles, no passion, no plan B mid or before games and the club has not progressed under his stewardship. If we win then he will be given more time. However even if we survive then Summer sacking must happen. Don't feel sorry for him he will walk out with around £2M. good work...

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    andy bygrave

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • The least popular outcome according to the poll at 1% is a draw and Hughton stays.If a point keeps us out of the bottom 3,which looks likely given the teams' below us fixtures.That's the criteria NCFC has set but has the City bossess set the bar too high for Canaries' fans?

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • The statement from Mr McNally is not good enough. If the clubs ambition after spending £28 Million is only to stay out of the bottom three, then the target has not been set high enough. Really did feel that we could be a top ten side this year. Chris Houghtons refusal to make Wes Hoolahan a real part of this team could be his downfall. As for Elmander, well, what on earth was the point in letting Grant Holt go?.

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    Bally High

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • MCNally and Hughton to go whatever the result. One result is not going to alter the fact that that the football has been dire under Hughton for so long. EDP cam we have a poll on who fans think is responsible for keeping this clown in a job for so long.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Another pointless poll. Archant should be ashamed of themselves. I,m off now. Yes I,m worried OTBC

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    sharky

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Ooops! Now they`re reattached. Weird.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Fair shout, Bally High. Though I think Holt was so desperate to go\get away from Bewilderwood it would`ve been hard to make him stay, contract or no contract. At least we (reportedly) got £2m for him. It`s also hard to take when you see Vaughan and C. Martin scoring freely, albeit `only` in the Championship. Becchio may be the next to escape and rub our noses in it.... Btw; BallyH, you may have little time left to get this right - "Hughton". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I agree Fatso. One hates to see the Canaries lose, but a defeat today surely will see an end to this death by a thousand cuts we're living through. Then we can look to the future afresh.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I agree with Soglio. Off to the game soon and as usual these days not with much hope. Hughton has ruined the whole experience. Brew my boy was at Uni in Northampton -he Bally well was.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • A plebiscite (defined as a vote of the people, not the ITFC comments board) has a role in the running of a football club, but it also has it's limitations. Do you think McNally will be late taking his seat today because he is checking the results of this poll? No. Might be a different matter if the poll was about the toilet paper in the away supporters' WC. For what it's worth, I think the club should get rid of that shiny stuff. The away fans deserve better after travelling all that way. Now off to catch the bus to Craggy Island (thanks for that one , Brew).

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    User Removed

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • There is a large consensus that Hughton should go, which I can understand from the lack of spirit and passion in the team. Where i struggle is that we have some fans hoping we lose to enable the board to get rid of CH, sorry irrespective of the ability or lack of ability of the management team I will always want City to win it is why I am a season ticket holder and albeit I average three games a season at Carrow Road I waych all other games out here on TV. I hope that all fans get behind the team today. As for the matter as to who should replace CH, if he goes, Clarke in my opinion is not a motivator, Malky (still a hero) spent more money than CH and when he left Cardiff were on the slide, Lennon no PL experience Celtic are the Man City of Scotland and to be fiar SPL is equivalent to the Championship ( I am a Scot), We need a manager with drive and experience of relegation struggle and the ideal man is now Palace manager. Neil Adams seems to have the drive, he knows the club and he could may be do a Sherwood here but he would need experience to come in to help him possibly Phelan and Aidy Boothroyd. The one element I agree with is we do not have time on our side! Whatever the board decide I would urge the fans to get behind the team for the remaining games starting today, which one of the few games I will be in the ground for this season. OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • This whole affair can only end one way. CH ultimately goes either today or later depending on future results and league position. In my view the sooner the better as this gives us more time to readjust and repair the damage. I don't blame DMcN for being cautious as it's a risk we are taking and there are no guarantees. On the question of a replacement I spoke to my neighbour, an avid West Brom. supporter re Steve Clarke and he says he is quiet and not a motivator who makes substitutions 5 minutes from the end. OMG there is two of them and I suspect we may have one!! Be careful what you wish for.

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    NICEONE

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

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