Norwich City boss Chris Hughton does not fear the sack after sorry FA Cup exit at Fulham

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond hangs his head after Ashkan Dejagah slots Fulham's second in a 3-0 FA Cup third round replay win. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond hangs his head after Ashkan Dejagah slots Fulham's second in a 3-0 FA Cup third round replay win. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
10:51 PM

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton insisted he will fight on after Tuesday night’s sorry 3-0 FA Cup exit to Fulham.

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The Canaries slumped to an eighth winless game in a row with a dire third round replay defeat at Craven Cottage and Hughton is under no illusions he is under intense pressure ahead of Hull City’s Premier League visit this weekend. Hughton is adamant he realises the gravity of his own situation, but the City manager does not fear becoming the latest sack race casualty.

“No, I am not worried (about the sack). My only concern is doing the job to the best of my ability and getting results for the team,” he said. “I understand all the pressure that will come my way in the next few days. This is a major disappointment, but we have to stick together. We have to show strength as a team and the team going out there on Saturday has to have a belief they can win.

“I don’t feel let down by the players. I will never say that because I am the manager of this team and I will take full responsibility. We win together and we lose together and I will take responsibility.

“Do I worry about not getting results? Yes, because that is the business we are in but I want to stress we are three points from being in the top half. We have to look at the reality of the situation, but I am hurting. I know this result puts more pressure on me and that is something I have to accept and I have to cope with. My only priority is winning a football match on Saturday against Hull. These are the pressures that come with the job and the only way you alleviate those is by winning games and we have to start to get back to winning ways.”

Hughton is adamant he can rebuild fragile confidence in his squad ahead of Hull’s visit despite another surrender on the road against the Cottagers.

“I don’t think it was a case of heads dropping because we were spirited in periods of the game,” he said. “We are making poor mistakes. Certainly the first two goals could have been avoided. I don’t think it is a question of heads dropping. We are just not defending well enough.”

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  • With the bookies making Hoots 49 favourite for the chop is it not time for some kind of statement from our Chief Exec? if we were to get our wish tomorrow what next- caretaker for Saturdays cruncher than who to rescue us?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • What about mike phelan ? I know he'snot got eexperience but he'll cost nothing in compensation and Sir Alex must of rubbed off on him. He'll give them the hair dryer affect needed to kick them Iinto shape least til end of season.plus u never no he might have that presence sir Alex had..

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    kingpin

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • What a wast of time he is, first time in months we play 2 up front against Everton and we take away the supply(Redmond) put this in a sentance Hughton... lost get.............

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    Paulie

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • SPOT ON HOOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE SIMPLY MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY NOT AFTER SATURDAY- LIKE I SAID BEFORE IF IT TOO SOON FOR STEVE CLARKE THEN GIVE NEIL ADAMS THE HULL GAME TO FIRE THE TROOPS UP - THEY WILL PLAY FOR HIM!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Oh CanaryInSlovenia, how we've missed your insightful comments. I only recall seeing one comment from you prior to last night since your "nailed on" prediction that the board would remove Hughton before the end of the international break. The board aren't going anywhere, if it wasn't for their leadership we wouldn't have been in the FA cup yesterday - we wouldn't even have been playing in any competition. Yes, it now appears they got it wrong appointing Hughton and they need to act promptly - I agree with most on this point - but to expect the board to step down, get real!

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    Mellow Johnny

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I'd be very surprised if he was gone before the Hull game. The Board have said finishing tenth is their objective and we are only really four points off it. The worst outcome would be for CH to go and they appoint either of his fellow rabbits Balderdash or Tripe as caretaker. Get rid of all of them now, including that rubbish England goalkeeping coach who seems to have drained any confidence out of John Ruddy and Joe Hart! New start. Adams in as caretaker for Hull with Hucks as his assistant and see what happens while the right successor comes along, who may turn out to be Adams anyway! Look at the Sherwood effect at Spurs.

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    jigs69

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Mr. Carrow is depressed and has left the house, would Mr. Hughton please follow.

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Having heard him on Radio after the match he comes out with the same old rhetoric and I think if he was actually watching the match he must have been in a trance.The team is disjointed,ineffective,uninspireing,and for us fans depressing.If we retain him we are relegated.

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    leslie cater

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Oooo. tttttttttttt. Bbbbbb. Cccccc o o t b. B. C o o. t. B bbbb C o. o. t. B. B C oooo. t. Bbbbbb cccccc Houghton out yes but we w ain'tdead and buried yet not by a long shot. Canaries til I die

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    kingpin

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • SPOT ON MAWTHER!!!! WITH THE NEIL ADAMS SHOUT GIVE HIM THE HULL GAME SO HE CAN FIRE THE PLAYERS UP FOR THAT BIG GAME! AS IT'S WAY TO SOON FOR HIM TO TAKE CONTROL FULLY, AND GET STEVE CLARK IN FOR MONDAY HAPPY DAYS LOL,!! STEVE CLARKE WOULD BE SUCH A GREAT FIT FOR OUR CLUB.

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    hooley14

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Cull the Calderwood, terminate the Trollope and boot the HOOT, Tomorrow please .All 3 of them useless.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • I am so utterly embarrassed and disappointed with last nites game. Houghton can'ttake all the blame. The teams so static ,no one moves Into space to receive the ball ,to give others a choice to pass to. No one had any urgency ,they didn'tclose down quick enough. . Somany problems and there easily noticeable to a novice like me yet week in week out nothings done. One thing HoughtonIis guilty for and that'sstarting the game with a striker that not only can't score but Houghton isn't fussed if he doesn't as long as he does the work rate and holds up play... well for me that's a waste of a striking position.. OTBC

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    kingpin

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Even our Board at NFC must be aware of the last 5 fixtures where we will be lucky to pick up 1 point ...all will be pushing for top 5 . Act now we need 40 points before then. The players are scared to break from the set game plan CH YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR DEPTH.

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    metalmicky

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Those who think Steve Clark is the answer need their little heads tested.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Perhaps we'll have to wait till the sun shines Nelly.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Iam completely dumbstruck that he hasnt quit ! Are the board that blind that they cannot see what the dillusional man is doing !.I have read this page for years and i have never seen everyone against a manager as much as i have seen lately.Please for the love of god GO ! HUGHTON,BEWILDERWOOD AND TRIPE !

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    nelly

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • On the upside, last season we had a ten game unbeaten run that ended around the start of the new year and then it all went downhill. This season we might have a 10 game run without a win and then not lose for the rest of the season. Would be rather poetic.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • He certainly didnt sound confident of not getting the sack in the actually verbal interview after the game. Sounded anything but 100% sure.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Mr. Carrow is depressed and has left the house, would Mr. Hughton please follow.

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Hoof The Hoot Now

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • The longer he carries on getting the team and him humiliated, the slimmer the chance that he will ever get another job in football management. Absolute failure, incompetent, inadequate and hopeless. At least Peter Grant had the decency to admit saving Norwich was beyond him.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • The Board are demonstrating a lack of social responsibility. If we get relegated- and this is becoming inevitable by the week- it will have serious effects for the global brand of Norwich as well as for the local economy. NCFC is Big Business and creates a lot of local trade especially for the leisure and hospitality sectors. The Board needs to bear this broader issue in mind. It's not just about success on the pitch.

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    Canterbury Tales

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Enough is enough! Hughton out!

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • When someone comes up with a viable option then I might accept the Hughton out view. Really we need someone who has managed in the premier, at a minimum British football. The league is too tight to get someone who needs time to adjust to premier league management. Even if you view Malky as an option he can't manage until the legal side is settled with Cardiff, probably next season. My prediction is McNally would go after Neil Lennon but I don't think anyone the club would want they could actually get at the moment. I think we'd have to lose the next 3 for Hughton to go and the transfer window will be shut by then.

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    James Dougall

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • James Dougall- I do agree with your comments on who is the option, but also see a side of can it get any worse. On current form we will go down, and thats looking at Hughtons record for the last year. So to appoint somebody short term to provide a new "boost" to the team can possibly do no worse than sitting here hoping Hughton gets it right, the form guide and lack of passion we now show clearly suggests he wont.

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    Jimhow

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • We keep hearing he's a decent man so he should do the decent thing, but he won't of course. We'll have to sack him and pay him off.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Spot on Jimhow. Ive never been one for bed wetting or panic sackings but ive been making the same points regarding our decline for 12months and was always told "were about to turn that corner" "theres worse teams than us" "the players have not had time to gel" "we have winnable games coming up" "we've had injuries".....all these excuses have always turned out to be false and just papering the cracks. New managers are not guarenteed to work out but certainly it beats sticking with something that if the last 12months are to go by are leading to one thing....relegation. Better to go down trying than to go down knowing we could have tried to act and didnt.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Ok Chairman and Chief Exec need to act now. That not in question. But to say they got it wrong and wont want to lose face !!!!!!!!!! Hughton was appointed in good faithand he and his clowns are the ones who have got it wrong. This is OUR club without faceless ignorant foreign owners. We must trust that the Board will not risk losing our Prem status and act NOW not after Saturday. Neil Adams for Hull then a well thought out replacement to rescue us.

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Lost and found ; one pair of David Mcnally's danglers last seen with owner sacking Bryan Gunn. Please return to owner with immediate effect.. !!!!!

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    marcohendy

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Does annoy me how David Mcnally was more than happy to use his Social media outlet during the good times when everyone was praising him yet as soon as a few people complained and results became poor he deleted the account. Having him as a direct immediately contactable link was good for discussing good things and bad things. Obviously he will get the numptys message him but you can ignore that. He use to follow me on said unmentionable social media outlet and we talked numerous times about issues far more important than survival (like goal music and yellow goal nets).

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Hi leslie cater. Yes, there was a bond between Holt & Lambert. With a Captain in the Holty mould you wouldn`t see the likes of Snodgrass snatching the ball from the designated penalty taker, like a spoilt playground bully. The "sum of the parts" comment has been raised a few times recently. Synergy. When people lift and inspire each other by their actions. Holt was no modest, shrinking violet type for sure, but he knew where his duties lay. Even when being Bewilderwooded into drudgery last season, he did enough to lift his team-mates, work his socks off for the team and still manage to be top scorer. We so need a Captain of that character. The manager does not see captaincy as important. The fans like to see a good captain inspiring his colleagues. It inspires the fans. More synergy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Norwich city are no more under Hughton, we have lost everything we once had, if by some miracle we scrap a pathetic victory against hull it means nothing, we have no plan, no aim, no ideas

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    Burglecut

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Funny that, two days ago Paul Lambert is quoted as saying he fears the sack and he has those additional three points.

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    B Inners

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Does anyone on here still back him? I'm all for stability but that does not mean sticking with a failure. OUT NOW.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Oh CanaryInSlovenia, how we've missed your insightful comments. I only recall seeing one comment from you prior to last night since your "nailed on" prediction that the board would remove Hughton before the end of the international break. The board aren't going anywhere, if it wasn't for their leadership we wouldn't have been in the FA cup yesterday - we wouldn't even have been playing in any competition. Yes, it now appears they got it wrong appointing Hughton and they need to act promptly - I agree with most on this point - but to expect the board to step down, get real!

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    Mellow Johnny

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Get him a job in the library. that would suit his level of passion and courage although it may be too exciting for him. As for the other two, hire them out to run stalls at jumble sales.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Why would he fear the sack? Hefty payoff the majority of us can only dream of. Come on a do the decent thing Chris and resign.

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    Carl Fenton

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • HAHA YOU KNOW IT!!! YEAH DEFINITELY GET MR ADAMS IN THE SET UP IF POSSIBLE, LETS HOPE WE HERE SOME GOOD NEWS WHEN WE GET BACK! STEVE CLARKE ALL THE WAY!!

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    hooley14

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Dennis Bergkamp appears quite happy in his role at the minute but i'd certainly be hoping for someone like him. Someone from outside the box of regular names banded around. Certainly 90% of people out of work dont do anything for me. Malky despite being impossible for legal issues isnt someone i'd want. RDM id certainly not want after his horrific stint with WBA which in reality is a very similar club to our own. I could go on but nobody out of work does it for me. For me you need a character but not to the extent of a fruit loop like Di Canio etc. You need someone who can install passion, confidence, belief and manage the people, like a certain Mr Lambert did, but also you need someone with the tactical knowledge, something Mr Lambert was often quality of not having with his "ill score more than you attitude". I think the fact other sides better placed geography wise like WBA have struggled to appoint a manager speaks volumes to what is out there at the minute. As much as we love our club most people outside turn there nose up. I admire WBA for going with someone totally outside the box but do worry with the logic. He got Betis in Europa last season but he also took them to the bottom of the league this season with lost goals for tally. Obviously there trying to achieve what Swansea & Southampton have by appointing managers with experience managing in Spain but will it work? If they've appointed him purely on the basis he achieved Europa league qualification then you may as well appoint George Burley as he was just a qualified. Tongue in cheek yes but you get what I mean. I do imagine we'd do same sort of thing considering Malky isn't up for the job for legal reasons. If it wasnt for the lawsuit with Cardiff I bet the board would have acted by now as even though he wouldnt be my pick for manager he would instantly get Carrow Road fans onside, at least in the short term.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Ok Chairman and Chief Exec need to act now. That not in question. But to say they got it wrong and wont want to lose face !!!!!!!!!! Hughton was appointed in good faithand he and his clowns are the ones who have got it wrong. This is OUR club without faceless ignorant foreign owners. We must trust that the Board will not risk losing our Prem status and act NOW not after Saturday. Neil Adams for Hull then a well thought out replacement to rescue us.

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • This is like a never ending gramaphone record of the same old excuses and reasons game after game, this was worse than dire, the TV people should have censored it! Hoots is always at a different game to everybody else, it is hard to think of a player who was worth his wages last night. Even Murphy and Redmond faded out after a short while, the rest must have been at home watch Coronation Street, Snodgrass constantly strolling around laughing and looking as though by flailing his arms and gesticulating he was learning to direct trafffic. Hoots you are beyond taking the pi**

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • This is like a never ending gramaphone record of the same old excuses and reasons game after game, this was worse than dire, the TV people should have censored it! Hoots is always at a different game to everybody else, it is hard to think of a player who was worth his wages last night. Even Murphy and Redmond faded out after a short while, the rest must have been at home watch Coronation Street, Snodgrass constantly strolling around laughing and looking as though by flailing his arms and gesticulating he was learning to direct trafffic. Hoots you are beyond taking the pi**

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • He doesn't fear the sack because he knows he should have gone months ago! CH is now in the same sorry bracket as Worthy, Roeder and Gunn. I am the most fed up I have been in all my forty years of support. He should have gone after the Hull away debacle.

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    jigs69

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • When someone comes up with a viable option then I might accept the Hughton out view. Really we need someone who has managed in the premier, at a minimum British football. The league is too tight to get someone who needs time to adjust to premier league management. Even if you view Malky as an option he can't manage until the legal side is settled with Cardiff, probably next season. My prediction is McNally would go after Neil Lennon but I don't think anyone the club would want they could actually get at the moment. I think we'd have to lose the next 3 for Hughton to go and the transfer window will be shut by then.

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    James Dougall

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I fear we are now reminiscent of QPR last season. Lots of money invested with high expectations:- but no cohesion, passion and no tactical awareness. But at least there is direction..... the only trouble is that it is downwards.

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    Bohnhof

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Hoot`s "does not fear the sack?". So he IS fearless then! Surely not! I echo Mellow_Yellow`s comment on the lack of an influential Captain. Then, I`d guess our manager isn`t too comfortable with that type of character. Feels threatened. Dissenters have to go; Holt & Vaughan. Becchio & Pilks next? All attacking players, too. Time for you to go, Chris.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • it is nearly 2 hours since the match finished,CH has not gone in front of a camera,I am sure he will find an excuse,the players didnt understand what is required or someone had a bad day,but every day is a bad day if you are a city fan.Malky Mackay is ready and waiting,come on you yellows.If things get bad we can always get 40 million in compensation for being relegated,CH wont get a penny of it though.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • HOOF THE HOOT NOW!!!

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    THE_LOWER_BARCLAY

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • What worries me is he does just enough, he had to beat West Ham and later Palace to avoid the sack and somehow managed it although neither were pretty. I wouldn't mind betting he'll do the same again on Saturday. The board are then in a difficult position where they won't want to sack the guy off the back of a win. He does enough to avoid the sack but that won't be enough to keep us in this league. Fulham have lost 11 out of 15, three of the other four were against us! Sack him now.

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    Rosario

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • With the bookies making Hoots 49 favourite for the chop is it not time for some kind of statement from our Chief Exec? if we were to get our wish tomorrow what next- caretaker for Saturdays cruncher than who to rescue us?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • David McNally you are a shrewd CEO and have done City proud over the years. But admit that the appointment of CH as manager has not worked. Get your business head on, swallow your pride ( we all make mistakes too) and get rid of Mr Hughton before Saturday. Then look to getting Steve Clark in to replace him. Act now before it really IS too late!!!

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Well like it or not Holty has rejoined forces with Paul Lambert.People may ask why does Lambert want an over the hill number 9. Maybe because he has something our lot do not possess leadership and passion. He was forced out by an inept coaching team who do not have a clue just what attacking football is. Anyone who says he does not work for the team is either blind or stupid. Holty gave everything when he was here even though the current management had him playing out of position for the majority of the season. He covered every blade of grass when he played and of course he never scored as much last year as he spent 75% of his time out wide or in a defensive position. Lambert is not stupid he knows what he is getting, when you compare him with the clown Elmander who replaced him. After tonights result it is time for Hughton and his backroom staff to leave, we have spent 25 million and are a worse team than last year. Maybe that is because the spine of the team were Lamberts brought up from the lower divisions with a mindset of winning games rather than just taking the money like the mercenarys we have employed. So come on Mr McNally make it a happy new year and drop the axe.

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    JohnW

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • HOOLEY THIS IS A DREAM TEAM!!!!!!! WOULD LIKE TO SEE NEIL ADAMS INVOLVED WITH OUR NEW COACHING SET UP. WE MAY HAVE STARTED A STEAMROLLER HERE. OFF TO WORK SOON CANT WAIT TO GET HOME AND SEE THE DEVELOPMENTS. STEVE CLARKE YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Chris Hughton is a nice guy. But the performance against Fulham showed a lack of coaching and tactical nous that would not survive in the Championship, let alone the PL. City are probably doomed now, but a change of manager might give them a tiny chance of survival.

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    Teacake

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Dennis Bergkamp .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • No news yet?

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • There are two massive ego,s on the board , McNally and Bowkett , they identified , pursued and appointed CH so to sack him would say they got something wrong... and neither of them wants to admit to that ! I came away from shareholders meeting just before xmas thinking just how complacent they appeared.

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    Kristafa

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • CH now favorite epl manager for sack at 4 to 6. Not even good odds to make any money.

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Amen to that Brewer I would still pick Holt in front of any present striker at the club

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    leslie cater

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Hi leslie cater. Yes, there was a bond between Holt & Lambert. With a Captain in the Holty mould you wouldn`t see the likes of Snodgrass snatching the ball from the designated penalty taker, like a spoilt playground bully. The "sum of the parts" comment has been raised a few times recently. Synergy. When people lift and inspire each other by their actions. Holt was no modest, shrinking violet type for sure, but he knew where his duties lay. Even when being Bewilderwooded into drudgery last season, he did enough to lift his team-mates, work his socks off for the team and still manage to be top scorer. We so need a Captain of that character. The manager does not see captaincy as important. The fans like to see a good captain inspiring his colleagues. It inspires the fans. More synergy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • The fraying thread upon which I still held out hope that Chris Hughton would turn things around has finally snapped. I will no longer be supportive of this manager or his inept backroom staff.

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Oooo. tttttttttttt. Bbbbbb. Cccccc o o t b. B. C o o. t. B bbbb C o. o. t. B. B C oooo. t. Bbbbbb cccccc Houghton out yes but we w ain'tdead and buried yet not by a long shot. Canaries til I die

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    kingpin

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • EDP have finally summoned up the balls to run a Hughton out poll, about 12 months too late, however one can only hope the end is nigh, announcement coming today?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Well, thank goodness the FA Cup is out of the way. Now Hoots can get back to the serious business of getting us relegated.

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    wallybrain

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Quote by CH we are not defending properly,who fault is it,the fans,the opposition,NO it is the Manager CH.If the players cannot play put someone in who can.Again it comes back to the manager.CH has only one to blame ,himself.Dont blame the players,the supporters or even the type of grass.Stand up and resign before you get kicked out.A city fan for over 50 years OTBC

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • If we are not careful we could soon be back in Division 1, all the good work done Lambert was in charge goes down the pan. Norwich were sloppy last night, apart from the first 15 mins.

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • another sorry mess,CH has lost it he is incapable of turning it round. he has been going down hill from middle of last season.he should have gone at end of last season.biggest problem who can we get

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    AOTWAY@BTINTERNET.COM

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I have had enough!!!!! If he stays I see no future for us.It just keeps getting worse.Please let me wake up from this nightmare.

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    bustel

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • I've backed CH all along but recently my support for him has started to wane. Unfortunately last night was a total embarrassment for us supporters who took an afternoon off work and paid a small fortune for a train ticket and a seat, only to spend the evening watching an absolutely pathetic display by a bunch of players who looked like they had only just met 5 minutes before kick off. Aside from the first 10 minutes or so we were diabolical. Team selection was highly questionable....for example, Elmander as lone striker? Other players being played in positions they were clearly uncomfortable in. RVW needed a full 90 minutes, and Wes was needed to give us some go forward. As for our defensive unit, it was about as effective as a wall of straw. Bassong is a shadow of his former self and is certainly not a Captain, which in my view is a huge factor as to why this team appears to lack spirit and a must win attitude on the pitch. Aside from Bradley Johnson and young Josh Murphy the rest appeared uninterested. For me, 3 points against Hull is now essential. A draw will not be enough.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • No manager fears the sack, why would they?. They know its inevitable and after all they will be paid off and employed somewhere else within 3-6 months.As for resign, show me the last manager to 'resign'

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    DistantCanary

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Was at the game last night. Pretty enough in the middle of the pitch (when we had the ball), but that was it. Poor at the back and the front. Given McNally's speed in getting rid of Gunn, can't see CH lasting much after Saturday even if we win - unless good candidates just aren't lining up for us. Just keep wishing the comparisons with Lambert would stop. Different leagues, different times. There are lots of teams close to us in the Prem but can't see CH turning it around. It's a shame, but there it is.

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    Stopper

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • My concern is what does he have to fight on with. The team selections and the initial tactics are not right, there is no plan B in terms of substitutions and tactical changes, and the players are not motivated to deliver. I don't think the word "fight" is applicable.

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • lyb, this, er, in-depth research showing it doesnt make a blind bit of difference who the manager is. Can you tell us who conducted the research?

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • The Boards record on appointing managers is so bad that they are not remotely qualified to run a football club. One lucky appointment with Lambert aside the appointments have been horse manure. The Boards consistent dallying on the ball is worse than our defence. SACK the board

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Spot on Brewer ,I see that our old captain fantastic is teaming up with Lambo and he stated Holt was a real man , couldn't we do with one or two of them in our team of headless chickens.If RVW is worth 8mil. what is Holty worth even now.

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    leslie cater

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Perhaps we should club together and buy Mr McNally a fiddle,a box of matches and an air ticket to Rome. He might then better understand what is happening to NCFC!

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Chuncky993 Well said. We can only back Chris Hughton for so long and unfortunately the faith so many of us placed in his hands has not been rewarded. It's time for a parting of the ways and to allow a new manager - and most definitely a new backroom team - to take over and lead us back to safely in the the Premier League, where we deserve to remain. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • The man's an idiot. CH that is. Apparently he told the BBC we're 3 points away from 10th place. He obviously thinks we can beat Hull by 12+ goals then.

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Has anyone considered what Sean Dyche has done for Burnley, would he be an option, with Adams. Dyche, would put the fire back in their bellies and Adams is a great asset to the club and understand what us yellas expect. Just a thought, im sure it wont suit some, but i think its an option, if we could prize him away from a well run club, that look like they are up for promotion themselves after great leadership from Dyche.

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    Chuncky993

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Get lost , if you're in charge on Saturday then it'll be a travesty . GET OUT NOW !!!! HOOF THE HOOT !!!!

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • The Boards record on appointing managers is so bad that they are not remotely qualified to run a football club. One lucky appointment with Lambert aside the appointments have been horse manure. The Boards consistent dallying on the ball is worse than our defence. SACK the board

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • 'Stopper'. you say " unless good candidates just aren't lining up for us", you might just have hit the nail on the head.

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • It is almost as if Hughton is deliberately dismantling this club. One has to question why? There was no sign of a game plan, no hint of determination to win, no grasp of the basics of the game, not one positive aspect to the woeful performance. Why?

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Why don't you do the decent thing and resign Hughton? You have pulled our club down to your incredibly low standards and you can't even live up to those. No true City supporter wants you with your cronies and your constant drivel any more. In any other profession with that sort of success rate, you would have been sacked months ago

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    oldtimer

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Now we know the reason that expanding Carrow Road wasn't an option. They already knew there was a good chance we wouldn't be in the Premier League next season!

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I have been hoping and praying for CH to succeed and for the club not to spiral into turmoil, with in fighting and the fans arguing and of course the football to inprove and give the home support plenty to raise the roof, the away support has been totally and utterly let dowm and disrespected, so im sorry to all , when asked, that i sat on the fence. BUT NO MORE!!! this football that CH and the gang are delivering in their game plans, is diabolical, boring, clueless and just not good enough, its an insult to all loyal canary fans. SO PLEASE CH, TAKE YOUR BACK ROOM STAFF AND HAUNT SOMEWHERE ELSE. Rant over, see all you poor lads and lasses saturday, for the next instalment of utter rubbish. CTID-OTBC

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    Chuncky993

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • canarykid....agree. Trouble is we are not scoring properly either,...nor retaining posession properly...nor creating chances properly :-\

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • For the love of god be gone..... Be gone the lot of you ! We want our playing side back and NOW !! Never mind the danger !!! What a laugh !

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    marcohendy

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • This time last year we were coming off a string of fortunate results. We were playing bad but managed to scrape wins and draws. Then we hit a big winless streak. This time the fortune is not with us. I saw this coming last year CH simply is awful. He has destroyed everything PL built for us. I fear though the board will give him till end of season, when surely we are relegated. I say this because if they were to do anything about him they would have done it already. Also they have let him bring in a signing this week. If he was on the verge of sack then surely he would not be allowed to bring in players. Maybe a loss against Hull will kill him off. But what do we want? Another 6 pointer lost? Could i bring myself to wish for a loss for the sake of getting rid of hughton b4 its really too late. This weekend will tell. If we do beat hull then Hughton will definitely stay on. Gutless board

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    AC Canary

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Losing a football game is to be expected, losing when you haven't done all you can to win is inexcusable. For that reason Hughton I will never respect your management.

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    Norfolk boy in Hackney

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • STEVE CLARK STEVE CLARK STEVE CLARK STEVE CLARK STEVE CLARK STEVE CLARK WE NEED THIS BLOKE, TOP MANAGER,

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    hooley14

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • It's life Jim, but not as we know it.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Why are people so surprised after 90 mins, nothing changes within the game so why do you think the end result is going to differ?? so lets guess what the result will be against Hull ?

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    Footyboy16

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • To anyone who says changing the manager in our situation won't make any difference ask the simple question: will keeping Hughton make it better? In our situation it is vital we at least try to rectify the problem staring us in the face - that Hughton and his coaches are simply way out their depth. We need a new face if only to invigorate and motivate the players. Clearly Hughton is no natural leader. Results and performances prove the point that he cannot hack it either as a motivator or as a tactician. If we try a new regime and fail, then at least we have tried. But to just blunder on like this will only make matters worse. I agree it maybe too late in the day and the Board should have acted at least a month ago. But that should not prevent the club trying to salvage the season and our reputation, which is also down the pan at the present. Hull will see us as an opportunity for three points and will play to get them. What will we do? Probably offer only token resistance.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I think so Waclor !.I would love to know if any of the staff at Carrow road read this,or post in disguise ? interesting thought ! I shall be watching skysports today with a glimmer of hope the board have woken up !.

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    nelly

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I actually joined the ranks of the Hughton outers earlier for about five minutes. Fact is that there's been in-depth research on this and it doesn't make a blind bit of difference who the manager is as to whether we survive or not. So, I can't be bothered to debate it any more. McNally will make the decision either way. Here's to three points on Saturday. Good night folks!

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • RIGHT MR MCNALLY IT'S TIME NOW, YOU HAVE GIVE MR HUGHTON PLENTY OF TIME TO CHANGE HIS IDEAS AND IMPROVE THINGS AND IT'S NOT HAPPENING SO MR HUGHTON CAN'T COMPLAIN SAYING HE HASN'T HAD ENOUGH TIME, HAT GOES FOR HIS COACHING STAFF AS WELL, YOU KNOW WHO WE WANT STEVE CLARKE WHAT A SUPER JOB HE DONE AT WEST BROM WRONGLY GOT SACKED BUT THAT COULD BENEFIT US MASSIVELY ATTACKING MANAGER WHO CAN DEFEND TOO MEANING KNOWS HOW TO BALANCE THE SIDE AND BUILD A QUALITY SQUAD, WE NEED MR MCNALLY AND WE NEED HIM NOW COME ON LOOK HAS TO BE DONE TODAY, I BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE,

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    hooley14

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • By any standards this is simply dire. Eight games without a win. Hardly surprising considering we can't score a goal and can't defend. The way we are playing it is hard to see us winning another game under Hughton. He and his management team simply has to go. Under him all semblance of belief has evaporated. I dread to think what the atmosphere will be like at Carrow Road on Saturday.There is nothing to inspire and fire the fans.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Hughton says that we have to look at the reality of the situation. Really? Has he ? No wins in 8 matches, inability to motivate players,seemingly lost the dressing room, definitely lost the terraces, strong relegation candidates. A man of integrity may look at the reality of the situation and realise he is not performing the job he is employed to do.

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Paradoxically, us trashing Hull on Saturday will be the worst thing that could happen and the best at the same time !

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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