Disgruntled Norwich City fans “hijack” Player of the Season award

Norwich City's Carlo Nash in training. Norwich City's Carlo Nash in training.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
8:43 AM

He may never have played for Norwich City, but reserve goalkeeper Carlo Nash appears to be winning the race to be named the club’s Player of the Season.

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Signed by Chris Hughton from Stoke City last summer, as third-choice goalkeeper, following Jed Steer’s departure to Aston Villa.

Nash enjoys a reputation as something of a journeyman professional, following spells at nine other league clubs before his arrival at Carrow Road – usually as a second or third choice keeper.

A career high point was helping to set a club record for Preston North End of 24 clean sheets, in the 2005-06 season.

Away from football, he has spoken of his deep Christian faith, saying it helps him to “deal with disappointing moments” in his football career.

He is an avid travel photographer and, with his wife Jill, has set up a travel book publishing company called “Luxury Backpackers”. He is also a yoga enthusiast, as well as a keen golf and tennis player.

The 40-year-old, who signed from Stoke City last summer, is the subject of a campaign by fans, disgruntled by the team’s performances this season, to be awarded the title.


The Barry Butler memorial trophy is given to the player who receives the most votes, with nominations accepted by email and post, as well as by Facebook and Twitter.


Around 2,000 fans have already voted on Norwich City’s Facebook page with Nash, a yoga and backpacking enthusiast, appearing to be the front runner on the social media site.


Hundreds more have also voted for him on Twitter, using the hashtag #NCFCPOTS. While the club was not commenting on the situation, it is understood that when factoring in email and postal votes, Nash doesn’t appear in the top five.


Some fans, however, have criticised the campaign, arguing that it is disrespectful to other players and not a fitting way to motivate the team as they go into the final two games of the season, needing strong performances to have any chance of avoiding relegation. Among these fans, Robert Snodgrass and Martin Olsson have attracted many votes.


Should Nash succeed, it could present the club with an awkward situation. The player himself, who has been named nine times on the bench this season, has offered a possible way out.


He has posted on Twitter that, should he receive the most votes, he would “have to graciously decline and of course give it to someone who has earned it.”
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92 comments

  • Agree chap. Im actually quite confident we will keep a majority of those we WANT to keep. When McNally gets a bee in his bonnet he's hard to deal with. Im fully expecting this "no players will be leaving the club" line to appear once were officially down and clubs are further linked with Redmond, Snod etc....obviously players will leave but im confident they will be on NCFC terms and if they dont offer what we value them at they'll still be here come August. This is of provided the board take the "we MUST get back up" approach and not the old ncfc cautious by golly gosh we may not get up and cripple ourselves approach.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, May 2, 2014

  • Whatever our fate might be we need to keep our best players if at all possible, we are sending the wrong message out here, Olssen or Snodgrass should be the main contenders and they would realise the value we put on them. As for signings there needs to be a more structured and thoughtful approach and we need to ensure the players that come in FIT the system. For me if we end up in the Championship so be it, let's get sorted and get back, OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Friday, May 2, 2014

  • The club made a shame of the POTS award last season anyway guys. It was a sign of things to come. Last season Bassong won it (deserved as well because he was truly superb last season). Now as a lower barclay ST holder im usually in the bar before the game an only come up to my seat ready for our legendary anthem at kick off(not that silly Barclays Premier League song rubbish!). However last season in our last home game I arrived at CR super early because as a rule I always like to see the POTS (whoever it is) recieve his award. In the past they've usually done it during Pre-match warm up. I waited....nothing. Then I figured maybe because our future was still in the balance they decided against doing it prior to kick off and would do it at Full time if we won. We won and loads of fellow fans around me stayed at their seat because we all assumed it was going to be awarded then as the players stayed out for a while after the full time whistle. Nothing again. The award was kind of brushed under the carpet and wasnt given to Bassong for ages after the season came to a close and there was no chance for the fans to give him the reception he deserved. Maybe some don't care but I know alot of fans like me respect what the award stands for and its certainly been disrespected by the club & a small minority of fans.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, May 2, 2014

  • I can't believe that the Club allows people to vote through Facebook and Twitter, surely only members should be allowed to vote. But then why I am surprised by our clueless Board who can't run a p*** up in a brewery

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • TK....touche it's getting harder to vote. David McNally is the best striker we never had. Hope he stays next season!!!

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    NICEONE

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Get real folks......protest votes don't mean anything and you are doing down the player that has done the most for the team all season. It's Martin Olsen for me as he has played well when others just said that they would. Bunch of posers otherwise!!!

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    NICEONE

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Two better ideas for protest votes. 1.David Fox, a 100 per cent man of the match record and perhaps we can still survive if we can pass the ball 40 yards to feet. 2. Chris Martin, a local boy made good (at least on the football field) and it will send the message that if Derby County can pick up a 20 goal a season man in the Championship on a free transfer presumably we can do the same?

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    essex canary

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I do not blame the players. It is the manager's job to get the most out of his players so if the players are underperforming it's the manager's fault. Of course it may be that a player is just useless but that is unlikely and even if he is useless it's still the manager's fault if he bought him and plays him. For example, the much-maligned RvW. Either we havent got the best out of him or he's just useless. Either way it's our fault.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • The whole scapegoat thing is tedious. The fact is that we're the fourth cheapest team in the Premier League and only by a small margin. We've exceeded expectations a couple of years and now we look like we're going to fall short of expectation. It's just things averaging out. Either way, there's still the slimmest of chances and fans that are upset enough to be bellyaching all over the internet about our predicament might consider channeling their energy slightly more positively instead of making a bad situation even worse.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • That seems to be the problem Cecil for both the players and the club, all they care about these days is money rather than actually trying to win games for the club. We had two relatively good performances once NA was appointed but Sunday was back to the bad old days of simply turning up to collect their over inflated pay cheques which most probably avoid paying taxes on to boot.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Well, TK, the young make more noise. If the entire crowd were made up of OAPs it would make for a very quiet Carrow Road. But, no, I'm sure they still want your support; it's just that they also want your money.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Being a relatively old ST holder in my mid sixties I like to think I am relatively PC friendly but have never used twitter nor can I see instantly how to vote via facebook, so in effect the club have chosen not to allow supporters such as myself the opportunity to vote for POTS. But they were happy to just about double my season ticket price over the last couple of years. When I reached 60, for one season I got a reduced ST but the following year dear old DM decided to move the goal posts and then increase prices is he trying to send a message that the club no longer wants our support I wonder.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Of course in football you never know. Sunderland were themselves dead and buried but they got 6 points from their last 2 matches including 3 at Stamford Bridge. We could do the same...

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    Cecil

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • 100% correct Peter! Well said.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • It's not surprising NCFC are expressing their displeasure at what has become an awful season but the focus of fans' exasperation ought not to be the player of the season competition in memory of Barry Butler,still one of the best centre-halfs ever, but the city board who,when the season has finally come to a close,will have a fair amount of explaining to do.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • In answer to jigs69. This season the club (like every other blooming organisation) has caught the awful 'social media' bug. I recieved an email from the club saying I could vote either by emailing them on a supplied email address or by voting on their official 'social media' page. I thought i'd give the social media avenue a go and there I saw 45 people+ voting for Nash in just a 5 minute spell. It was only broken up by the odd vote for RVW & Hooper as well oddly! I'd like to repeat TK opinion earlier about reverting back to the old & trusted system of voting within the stadium in the final 3-4 home games, putting down your customer number as well. Only fair way of doing it as simply going on the clubs social media page and typing a name isn't a fair way of doing it because 1# most people are not members or ST holders and not viewed the club barely at all & 2# anyone (I.E Ipswich Fans) could easily go on and type any name whether they are NCFC fans or not.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • For what it is worth I think the boring nature of the football is as much down to premier league football in general rather than being specific to Norwich. Always been more exciting games in the Championship. OTBC

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    Silebydave

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • In answer to Bookface's question about the lower Barclay. We are trying buddy lol. I do agree with you though. As a Lower Barclay ST holder the atmosphere just isn't the same. It boils down to 3 things. 1# What makes the atmosphere better in the lower barclay is for years & years the club have left fans to stand, sing, shout etc with no issues or trouble. This season stewards have been very over the top. 2# The standard of football has been truly woeful which in turn has seen the atmosphere lower to similar levels as it is elsewhere at Carrow Road. 3# Shockingly ive noticed a lot of regular ST holders no longer attending. I cant understand it as ill always be at CR what ever league we are in (and ill be just as vocal and passionate at games as well). Side note, while I spend time in the bar before the game and at HT, ive noticed LARGE amounts of Lower Barclay ST holders not going up for the 2nd half until around the 65th minute and in some cases they dont come back up at all!

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • (Don't know if I am adding this for a second time or not, apologies if so.) You are right Bookface my message about the support wasn't relevant to the thread and I thought the same just after I had posted. Nonetheless if we are going to judge the players for what they do or don't do then maybe we should also take a look at ourselves occasionally, that's all. Anyway, here's to six points against Chelsea and Arsenal. Wonder who we will be happy to vote player of the season then?! OTBC

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    Silebydave

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • It hasn't been mentioned because it isn't relevant to the thread. And anyway it's the quietest I've heard the Barclay for many a season. I think the fans are just peed off with the souless football that the team churns out and frankly can't be a4sed!

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    Bookface

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Real shame that some people can be so disrespectful towards their own club (I very much doubt the majority are true supporters). We should be using paper voting slips anyway so that this sort of abuse won't happen. I suspect a lot of older generation fans will have missed how to vote for player of the season using modern day methods. Shame. One point that hasn't been mentioned is the fact that our so called magnificent support is regularly outsung by a relatively small number of away supporters. When is the Jarrold going to wake up?

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    Silebydave

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I thought you had to quote your customer number and name when voting, so I don't understand how just anyone's vote can be counted.

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    jigs69

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Plus all our other rivals who had world class days against us and took points off us. Luck is meant to even its self out over the course of a season but we've had utterly no luck this campaign.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • The most influential player this season has not been a current player but an ex-NCFC player,David Marshall.His saves for Cardiff cost us 5 points.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Very disrespectful. A really good way to encourage the players we have to play for the fans on Saturday, not.

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Hardly a traditional target man I was speaking of, simple really. What is it with some people being total douche bags at times on this site. Stick Vokes in our side this season and he would not have served the purpose of a traditional target man we require. At 6ft1 hes much shorter than me and i'd hardly call myself a target man. Also in his loan spell with us while looking a decent player he wasnt a target man. Once again, not the kind of target man we could've done with this season.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • There was a brief spell earlier in the season when it looked as though RVW and Hooper might be able to play together rather than need a target man. They were given just one game together then CH changed his set up. This may have worked had CH been brave enough to try a different system, one with a man in the hole for example to supply decent forward passes. I still think that perhaps Snodgrass could have been that man but when on form Hoolahan could certainly also fill that roll. Our biggest problem has probably been the fact that none of our central midfielders have ever been quiet good enough to supply decent through balls and therein lies the problem. Whoever manages the team next season needs to have at least two decent team formations such that when one is not working a Plan B can be put into effect.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • yes M333 Vokes is the target man. Simple really.

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    sharky

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • While this season we've been crying out for a natural target man, I wouldnt say its vital should we go down. As long as we get a gaffer in who is going to encourage attacking, flowing football. Look at Burnley! Said it a few times recently but they've played some really good football at times this season & they are managed by someone who was anything but an attacking, passing player in his day. Ings & Vokes have done superb. The attacking football they've played has ensured their strikers are in the box where they are most dangerous. My hope is that is us next season. Hooper isn't a work horse who will run himself into the ground like Holt use to for us. Hooper (and RVW if still here) need to be in that penalty area, ready to do what they do best. Heres hoping anyway. Of course if we go down the "its not pretty but gets results" manager type route we will certainly still require that target man we are all looking for. Without researching it im struggling to think of someone in the championship or lower who fits the bill so its time for Ewan chester to bring home the bacon! Thats if hes still interested in scouting decent signings for us without Hughton here who brought him in.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I think working hard is the best reason I can come up with for anyone this season. I had Olsson second on the basis he has been steady all season but not exceptional. For me there were only 3 who could even be considered, the 2 I mentioned and ruddy.

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    Smudger75

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Snodgrass should have won the award last season instead of Bassong, but he has not been as consistent this time round. He may have worked his socks off but some of his delivery is decidedly average, and the Villa penalty incident potentially cost City three points and helped hand three to Villa - but for that, the two sides would swap their current positions in the table. Olsson is comfortably the best choice.

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    Outside The Box

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I for one can understand why Becchio has not been given a lot of game time, when he has played he has looked nowhere near good enough and does even less than Hooper or RVW. There is little doubt that all three of those players could score goals in the right team set up but that requires a decent target man to hold the ball up and lay it off to them in the box, such a player has been needed for some considerable time and yet the club constantly fails to recognise this. It did not require a top class man, even Grant Holt was probably more of a poacher than a target man, but he was able to do the job mainly because he was prepared to put the effort in and go where angels fear, something RVW lacks. If the club has any brain it will offload RVW and bring in one or better still, two target men style players such that we have competition for that position. The Hooper and Becchio will be left to fight for the second striker position next season.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Each to their own though pal. If we all thought the same it be pointless voting. For the record I voted for Olsson for those exact reasons you mentioned. Does not mean I dont appreciate the clear effort and passion Snoddy is showing. I just personally feel Olsson has consistently played at a 'good' or above level where as nobody else in squad can say they've done that consistently.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Firstly I think only season ticket holders and perhaps membership card holders should be allowed to vote for player of the season as they are the only ones likely to have seen at least every home game. One thing is for sure, listening to the radio commentary can often give totally the wrong impression on particular players performances. Given how much effort and time on the ball Snodgrass has, I am amazed that some fans are still on his back and if he leaves in the summer it will certainly be a loss to us. Redmond for example, when played delivers far less useful balls by comparison, Pilkington has spent most of the season either unfit or uninterested so where are all the other top class wingers in the team. Olsson has been consistently good but not outstanding so for me the vote should be between those two players. I cannot believe any real fan would cast a vote for Nash as we all will carry on supporting the team next season even though it looks certain now to be the Championship. OTBC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I thought the award was for player of the season, not for those who have been considered to have worked hard? It seems to me that Olsson has played consistently well all season which is more than can be said for RS. We all know he has failed to play at the standard he is capable of - even his fans know that to be the case. If he were to win that would be a travesty.

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    andy

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • All very childish and embarrassing. As others have said, disrespects Barry Butler and the likes of Snoddy who, despite his failings in some areas, has worked harder than anyone this season and appears to feel the pain of our current predicament. Furthermore, it's unfair on Nash. Why humiliate him like this when the situation we find ourselves in has nothing to do with him?!

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    Smudger75

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Think of Barry Butlers family that survive him when you vote for Carlo Nash as a "Joke" The Player of the season award was set up to honour his memory not serve as a BS protest for ex-pats on twitter.

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    ncfc boy

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I never thought when I joked about a protest for Becchio or Nash it would really happen. Very disappointing to be fair. Carlo Nash took to Social media to say if it goes to him he will pass it on to 2nd place, so protestors you'll have to work harder or do something Hughton couldn't do and think of a plan B. ;)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • When the inevitable does happen and we go down, i still think that with RVW, Hooper and Beccio, we will have one of teh most potent strike forces in the Championship. They have all proved to be quality finishers and goal scorers in leagues equivilent to the Championship and i think that we will bounce back straight away and be better prepared for a long run in the Premier league next time. ( Although i do enjoy watching us in the Championship more)

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    DaveG

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Embarrassing for Bunn but quality joke........ Let's get real about RVW, he has never looked at ease but then we have proved done decent ball all season playing to his strengths, and that was when he scored. Next year we need fighters, hose that are prepared to push the boundaries, anyone looking for a stroll in the park need to be ousted, minimum 8 more games........ Life in the fast lane

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    JB

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Reading the posts below I can see now that RVW is COMPLETELY to blame for the position we're in. It's totally his fault that we dropped 6 pointe a go against teams like Villa and Fulham, 5 points against Cardiff and Swansea, etc. I totally blame him for the way Hughton set up the team with a huge element of fear so that the midfield never passed him the ball.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • I remember watching Barry Butler at Carrow Road in the early sixties. My father used to lift me over the turnstile at the Barclay with a nod and a wink to the attendant ( I thought all 6 year olds got in that way!) . To see I had to stand on the Singer sowing machine box top from my Mothers machine. My father and uncle used to run a sweep stake before kick off , six pence in the pot for a draw to see who would score the first goal. I would be thrilled if I got Brycland or Alcock in the draw. It was a great experience for a youngster to watch that team which included Barry Butler. I remember being very upset upon hearing of Barry's death in a car accident in April 1966 as he was an inspiration and a solid player who always gave a hundred per cent. I will not trivialise or demean his memory by despoiling the Player to the Year Award which is a tribute to his name.

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    kenfoggo

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Very articulate post putting the case for Becchio, BW. It's still a case for non-player of the season, as with Nash. The award is for "Player" of the Season. Maybe, if the vote is being hijacked (I can only go by other posts), it's time to either end the award or for the club to introduce a voting system that cannot be corrupted. What seems to be happening is similar to when there is a campaign to download an obscure song to prevent the X Factor winner topping the Xmas chart. By the way, if Leeds fans are involved it simply enhances their abhorrent reputation. However, now that their latest owner, a convicted Italian fraudster with millions to waste, has passed the leagues fit and proper persons criteria they can buy back all their flops, stop being bitter, and leave us alone.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Snodgrass is incapable of taking two average corners in a row and would struggle to get past a traffic cone. If he wins it will be as laughable as when the joke, Croft won, the last time City were useless. Both are similar players as they have received praise for running around a lot! You need it both more than that for the Prem.

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    A fine city

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • BW. wise words indeed,

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    Norfolk Boy

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • You've come to the discussion a bit late "Darren". I've put loads of posts up on previous threads ( + so have others) suggesting players we could + should've bought instead of this donkey. Also if you watch him in action for his last club he had far more time in that league than he was ever going to get in the Prem. Leave? YES PLEASE. We want him to leave as he's made a very good living out of ordinary City fans + given next to nothing in return. Congratulations. You're his only fan. Next question?

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    Timbo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • well done Timbo articulate post just abuse another player RVW has scored goals in leagues equivalent to the EPL or Championship so no doubt despite a very bad season with support like yours he will want to move away, and who do you think might score the goals required to get us back!

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • One very strong argument for selecting Becchio against Chelsea mind you: He has actually scored against Chelsea in the past, which makes him unique among our strikers.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • I'm sure that Becchio didn't at least double (or more) his pay packet coming here to sit on the bench. Pardon me if I don't share the cod sympathy being shown below. Strangely enough I felt the same about Peter Thorne.

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • It's not an award for the first team, it's an award for an individual player, of which there are some worthy of recognition for their efforts, Martin Olsson being my top contender closely followed by Robert Snodgrass.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • How can you give out an award for a season of failure?? It's like a CEO taking a bonus for running a failing business. In I think the actual point the supporters are making is that the first team do not deserve an award and an award should not be mandatory.

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    Alex Holdroyd

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • It would be interesting to know what the people engaging in this histrionic display of dissatisfaction think they will achieve through it.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Barking Wise - this is the best post of the season. I too will be following your lead and voting for Becchio. In all my time as a fan I cannot believe just how badly this player has been treated.

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    Liverpool canary

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • RVW all the way..sorry? ...Oh PLAYER of the season. I thought you said "pr*ck".......

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    Timbo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • He for one can't be blamed for our poor performances. It could have been Ricky !

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    spark

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • What's wrong with it? We still have two games to go. Very little hope, but still some. But beyond further undermining what little confidence the squad might take into these games, it's as disrespectful of Carlo Nash as anyone else to put him in such an embarrassing position.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Mattias, most of the 'supporters' only normally mention playersstaff on here to say they're clueless, hapless, useless etc. Olsson's name barely being mentioned indicates he must be very good.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • As someone who can remember Barry Butler playing for City, I feel this action totally devalues his memory. We may not have had the best of seasons, but there are still some players who would be worthy winners of this trophy Also, as others have said, most who have voted are not City fans.

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    Matti Mole

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Don't quite understand what's wrong with a protest vote. Anything that galvanises this pathetic Board is fine by me.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • and been consistent every game where as Snoddy despite being improved recently has not been anywhere near the levels he was at last season. TK I was wondering where the POTS forms were. Seems in this day an age computers are seen as god. Was there anything wrong with the old fill in a slip and put it in the box in the bar area? Certainly attracted less abuse than facebook as such aiding campaigns to get Carlo Nash POTS

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Olsson for me too.He's played through the pain barrier while he's waiting for his shoulder op..

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Got to be Olsson or Howson. Olsson probably as he's missed fewer games

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    Colin

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Despite being a season ticket holder, I have not seen any so called slips for voting and the club web site likewise does not make it obvious that a vote can be cast that way, as a result my opinion will count for little. However, I think Snodgrass has once again given his all and Olsson has likewise played well all season, voting for any other player can only be seen a a daft protest vote and what will that achieve.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Martin Olsson for me been consistent all season

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    Glenn Armes

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • The reason I said it MB is I hadn't noticed his name mentioned so much when ive checked on here and certainly none of the people I have Season tickets with have considered him. Add that to the 50+ votes I viewed on a popular social media site last night an Olssons name barely came up to my disappointment.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Welcome back Mad Brewer. Must say a few posts were glad that you were away if you care to read their rubbish.

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    FINN.BLUE

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • dbs, on facebook you can look at the profiles of those who are voting and at least 90% of them are not Norwich fans. Some are even encouraging their friends to vote Nash, that's the way these things go viral. Definitely the club are to blame for this. Wasn't it obvious this would happen? A Howson Q&A on the Norwich twitter page was hijacked by Leeds fans a while ago and they're doing the same now.

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    Kangaroo Court

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Does anybody really want there to be POTS award this year? It's not really much of an accolade is it ''here you go you were the best of a bad bunch in a season we all want to try and forget''

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Young Mattias; you might not feel so "Wow" if you were to actually read the contributions of others. Simple Rule of Thumb: "One mouth, two ears". Just trying to help, though I fear it may be a forlorn hope.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Olsson is the only player who has been consistent. The dejected look on his face when his colleagues have dumped him in it will be the most memorable part of this season for me. He deserves better. Snodgrass is the only other contender and even though he runs and throws himself around a lot, his final ball, if there is one, is still woeful.

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    jigs69

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Wow, genuinely surprised others felt same as me reference Olsson. Well said Juggmeister & Norfolk'n'good. Consistently performed at a 'good' level (or above) all season in what has been a very poor season for all the squad. When ever I mention Olsson to my fellow ST holders in the lower barclay they only remember the here & now not whose played consistently all season.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Olsson for me. He's without a doubt been the most consistant player all season. He's kept his head up,worked hard and most times than not done a good job. Snods is up there, but he's had a few shockers. Still can't get that penalty out of my head...

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Olsson is an easy pick. A consistent performance all season with one or two small errors if that. Great going forward. Only hampered by negative tactics and poor ball retention in front of him. He's probably had to do more work than any other left back in the league. Snodgrass has picked up this year but his end product has been poor all season.

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    Juggmeister

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Kangaroo Court - how do you know that the vote has been hijacked? If the vote is somehow public, then aren't the club at least partially to blame? Remember the Bieber to North Korea vote from a few years ago anyone?

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    dbr

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Snodgrass will win it. However I voted for Olsson. Only player to have played consistently well every game. While not always the player you'll talk about in the pub after the game hes not had a bad game and played through injury. Others like Snodgrass, Ruddy & Howson have only performed at various stages of the season. Like always this award is often decided based on the most recent months performances though. The nash campaign, despite me laughing at it the other month is a total joke and only making us look stupid. I went on the official social media page to vote and saw 47 people in a row vote Carlo Nash. The number in a row would've been more had someone not said RVW as the list of Carlo Nash votes continued afterwards for another 23 people before someone else voted Hooper. Love my club being a laughing stock.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Nonsense idea. Has it been hijacked by other teams supporters? If so, pathetic. Don't embarrass Nash and don't disrespect Barry Butler. Ok, we are all feeling low right now but some players have put in the effort even if it has not produced the results. For me it's Ruddy because he has gone on record as saying he owes Norwich a lot and will, if required, honour his contract. He has also done his best with at times scant protection from his defence. Snodgrass also deserves consideration. If you don't agree with my thoughts at least vote for one of the regular first team players and don't join this infantile campaign.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Ashamed to admit I confused the Archie poll with the offiial one. With the ten game clause all protest is neutered. And that's how Archie likes it.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • My vote has been cast - I wish the hard working Robert Snodgrass the very best. We may not be happy but could sensibly start needing to think Promotion & Play Off tactics - we do give a good Promotion Party! Let's enjoy the last 2 whatever, it can be done. OTBC!

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    CANARY-CRUISE-GIRL

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Just had another read - they have to have played more than ten games so the whole story is a non-starter. I am definitely not voting this year.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Carlo nash..Wow what honour for him Show's you just how much city is in deep poo-poo.

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    FINN.BLUE

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Not Snods, give it to Olsson for a season long performance

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    JimBob

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • This is getting a message across to all our underachieving players, whether people like it or not...and it's also the biggest NCFC smile I've produced in 2 years. Every player has come up short this year, and they don't deserve the recognition. The board would be better off canning it for the year as not one player has earned it. Maybe give half the trophy to Snods for being ok in 2014.

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    JimBob

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • I genuinely don't know whether to laugh or cry. Then respect for Barry Butler kicks in and for the first time in many moons I shan't vote at all. What a bunch of idiots they are not to just "forget about it". Lap of honour my Ricky Tomlinson.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Well that's interesting, as I thought everyone was going to vote for Luciano Becchio. I guess Carlo has not rocked the boat, so that counts in his favour!

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Go back to an old school way of doing it, using paper and envelopes.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • In fairness, Carlo Nash hasn't put a foot wrong all season

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    Colin

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Vote for me I'd accept it!

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    DJ

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Disgruntled Norwich fans have NOT hijacked the POTS award. Of the 2000 votes on facebook, at least 90% of them come from fans of other clubs (particularly Leeds and Ipswich). The headline should be that jokers from other clubs have hijacked the POTS award.

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    Kangaroo Court

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Derek you are right. But a lot of modern fans will not know who he was. The Barry Butler memorial trophy should now be renamed the 'Robert Trophy'.

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    CanaryWest

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Yes we dont need the fans making us look stupid. The players, the previous manager and the board have all done that already. No need for anyone else to jump on that bandwagon.

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    CanaryWest

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Don't insult the late Barry Butler, not all the players have been rubbish, show respect to a once great Norwich City player, a lot of you may never have seen him play, I have he was brilliant

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • it's bad enough getting relegated, without so called fans trying to be clever and just making us look stupid...grow up you idiots

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    llamaman

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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