And the survey says ... the fans back Adams, but ‘positive sentiment’ for Norwich City is low

Neil Adams with David McNally at the press conference announcing his appointment as Norwich City's new manager. Photo: Bill Smith Neil Adams with David McNally at the press conference announcing his appointment as Norwich City's new manager. Photo: Bill Smith

Chris Lakey
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:31 PM

Norwich fans are never short of an opinion – and according to statistics, those on social media are happy with the appointment of Neil Adams as manager.

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Pitch Social Insights – a bespoke social media analytics tool – say the Norwich fans are “overwhelmingly positive” about Adams – named as the new boss after Chris Hughton’s sacking last Sunday – and are backing him to keep City in the Premier League for another season.

Positive sentiment on Twitter around the former Academy coach stands at 83.8pc since his appointment, with fans hopeful of a successful end to the season.

However, positive sentiment for the club remains low, with an average of just 52.7pc positive sentiment since the news of the sacking broke and a low of 32pc registered on Tuesday. This compares with 82pc positive sentiment measured just a month ago, indicating the decline in support for the club’s senior management – say pitch Social Insights.

Positive fan sentiment around Hughton on Twitter has averaged 44.5pc positive since his sacking. Despite lows of 22.7pc on Monday afternoon, positive sentiment for Hughton averaged 58% on Tuesday as fans began to “acknowledge his overall service and contribution to the club”.

However, following his suggestion he would have kept Norwich in the Premier League had he seen out the final five games, positive sentiment dropped back to 46.2pc on Thursday.

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21 comments

  • What is the EDP's agenda here with all the "doubt" articles? Was someone not happy with CH's removal? Or just trying to create news?

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Just what is a positive sentiment and is it better than a negative sentiment. One thing is for sure, most items require both positive and negative but I presume we are looking for neutral at NCFC. It is strange however, just how much importance some people put on correct spelling, after all there was no official dictionary during early Victorian days and Ladies of Breeding used to play a game to see who could spell words the most elaborate way.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Despite what your teachers may have told you there is no rule of grammar stating that a sentence cannot start with a connector. It is a myth.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Another nothing article. More doom & gloom from most comments. Can't anyone just put comments like we're staying up.

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    alan

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Those boffins that you hear on the BBC will never start a sentence without the word 'so'. Also I heard a couple of female UEA students on a train who started every sentence with the word 'like'.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Sad to see you all being so dismissive of good stats. My own research in a Lincs market town shows yokel positive sentiment for Hughton soared to 93% after the price of turnips rose unexpectedly. In the Welland Valley however they thought the question related to local landowner Rupert Houghton who lost his place on the agricutural board following as yet unfounded allegations concerning the vicar's wife. Negative sentiment here was 99% and 1% positive, that being the vicar who was glad to get rid. Field workers asked to respond were too busy using their bespoke media tools digging up dirt.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • I don't see any 'doom and gloom' here. Look we CAN stay up but realistically it's going to be tough. It's hard to predict how it'll go Saturday but we really need 3 points given our much-publicised, perhaps over-publicised, run-in. Some have said we shan't get any points from the last four games and that is unnecessarily gloomy, but I doubt we'll get many. Personally I can't wait to see the game on Saturday and I wouldnt have felt that way with Hughton still holding the reins.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • An away day to Yarmouth to pull single teenage Mums, eh? Oh well, Gek, everyone has a different way of passing the time til Saturday afternoon. Just make sure you use protection. You never know just how many Wetherspoons those triple buggies have been in.

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    User Removed

    Friday, April 11, 2014

  • Glad to see Head of Sport up to the usual standards we all rely on You can do it Neil.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Like your logic Double D. Diamond Geezer! Steely Dan, I went to Gross Yawmaul yesterday. Dearth of electric trollies but loadsa, like, triple pushchairs. Mostly in Wetherspoon`s, which was distinctly Hogarthian. You would of, like, loved it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 11, 2014

  • Because they can't spell.

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    Admiral F

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Why should the fans not have oppinions?

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    goldie

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Cheers Cec I guess you're right. And?!.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • DD your maths is right and so is your opinion.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • I suspect, that if a survey was carried out amongst season ticket holders, most would say that they fear the board left it too late to change the manager and therefore the risk of relegation is high. However, most would also say, they would rather be going into the final 5 games with Neil Adams in charge rather than the previous manager, that is not being positive or negative just realistic. Without doubt the majority support Neil Adams and the team, OTBC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Swiss Canary

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • I agree with you TK. And as for the Board leaving it too late - better late than never I say. Although there was never a never; Hughton wouldve been sacked at the end of the season anyway. And that definitely would have been too late. I think with NA we have a better chance of staying up now.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Nor should a sentence begin with a connective such as 'because'!

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    la barbe

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • my opinnian is that it just doesnt mata. That is sureley parfict? Juan, tell me Im rong.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • If my maths is right, there's still 13.2% of the season left. That's like making a sub in the 79th minute of a game you you are losing 1-0 and you have no possession. Who wouldn't make a sub in those circumstances if you believe your replacement could be a game changer. I would :-).

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    Double D

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • What is the EDP's agenda here with all the "doubt" articles? Was someone not happy with CH's removal? Or just trying to create news?

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

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