Chris Hughton will leave the number-crunching to others as he looks to secure Norwich City’s Premier League status.

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The Canaries are embroiled in what promises to be another tense survival battle over the run-in but Hughton does not have a final points target in mind to secure a fourth consecutive season of top flight football.

“There might be times you do think about it but we just don’t know. All your efforts and what you do on a day to day basis must be focused on the games,” he said. “I don’t know what it will take, but I am still confident and you have to be. It is important that no-one here panics. We were in a similar position towards the end of last season and we managed to finish in 11th place. That shows you when it’s tight what can happen.

“There was a period towards the end of last season when it was equally tight and at one stage I think any of seven clubs could have gone down. It is only us who can get ourselves out of this position. We just have to make sure we show the good things about our play and we need to because the games won’t get any easier.

“It will always be about the teams who are more resilient and keep their nerve and have belief in each other. You need quality, you need to be able to put the ball in the net but you also need those qualities as well.”

Hughton’s side must try and halt Manchester City’s title charge this weekend and the Norwich boss wants no repeat of the defensive leaks that gifted Cardiff a 2-1 Premier League win.

“It is a shame because we had been on the back of two clean sheets, albeit we didn’t get the performance we wanted in the first half against Newcastle, so that was unlike us in recent games,” he said. “Probably parts of the game sum up our season. It was one that has got away from us and I am left scratching my head how we let it happen. You have to look at the positives. We made two errors but attacking-wise we showed some quality and certainly created chances and got the ball into the right areas. There was no lack of effort or determination and we will need that for the rest of the season.”

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  • If he had a single streak of dignity Mawther, he would resign before he took us down. How arrogant do you have to be to fail for thirteen months using totally inept tactics but think they will turn out ok in the end? I know it is 100 years since the Great War but do we have to endure the same attitudes that killed all those millions of young men.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Ok point taken. Just being polite I suppose. Wonder if we will get a poll tomorrow asking if the Board should speak up about the unthinkable prospect of relegation? Lets write off Saturday but West Ham on Tuesday,a crucial six pointer, lose there and I cant see much hope. So little time between Saturday and Tuesday so who as caretaker if our Board bite the bullet?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • It is a little hard to see where enough points are coming from in the remaining games. His dam tatics have got us in this mess and does anyone think he is flexible enough to change them now, or does he even know how. Ole Gunner showed him to think on your feet, and he still left it too late to make a change. He is incapable of change

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    Goldie Boy

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Every morning i wake up like many others on this board and hope this nightmare has ended with Houghton's firing. However, like the many others leave sadly dejected with the Premier league flame slowly dying out. Besides the feeling of utter hopelessness i still can't get my head around the lack of affirmative action by City fans. I live 4,000 miles away and no longer able to get to the games but i'm staggered by the lack of actual action. All i read day in day out is what we already know about Houghton's inability the manage this club and the boards dismissive attitude towards the supporters. Why isn't anybody doing anything? Why aren't there demonstrations at the ground? Where is the supporters club voice? We have social media, newspapers, flyers etc; i've seen or heard nothing other than constant bleating on these posts. If we are to survive affirmative action needs to happen now! someone needs to stand up and lead the charge if McNally is going to listen.

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    Nutster

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • One difference from last season is that games against the PL elite have yielded zero.It's hard to see how that is going to change either.Whether it's the big boys getting better,or City getting worse the gap is more pronounced this season.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • ah the 6-0 loss! one of 5 visits i've made to Fulham. That one was especially bad as back then I was in my (fairly) early 20's and took a fairly long term partner with me for her first game. She couldn't understand why I was so angry and upset and we infact split up over it! lol! Yes I blame NCFC for the breakdown in that relationship. It was in our hands!!! lol. My first ever visit to Craven Cottage was when football games were still played in the snow and we lost 2 nil with Malky oddly playing right back! I didnt think it could get any worse at Fulham after that day.....after 4 more trips (and another to come later this season) i've still not learnt my lesson with Fulham. The time where this season was firmly in our hands has passed for me. All we can do now is pick up as many points as we can and hope at least 3 others struggle more than we do. Sad way of looking at it but its all ive got at the minute.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • DJ_FRAMBOISE, are you alluding to Dean Ashton? If only we`d bought him at the start of that season. We actually had our fate in our own hands going into the final game vs ... Fulham. Lost 6-0.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Yes, he is dull and boring, but whether or not he satisfies his wife is no concern of mine. What concerns me is he has made my team dull and boring. Except for 15 minutes against Cardiff City last Saturday. But 15 minutes is not enough. It may be for his wife...

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • MichiganCanary - Your comments perhaps show why Chris Hughton is an experienced Premier League manager and you are not. You say he should be publicly ranting and ''pulling his hair out.'' You mean like Paulo DiCanio earlier this season ? He may have been an entertaining character but was also regarded as a bit of a liability and was incapable of keeping his team on his side hence getting the chop after a few weeks. Hughton is a professional and will never reveal what he says to the team in private. That is the way to run a team professionaly and to keep the players' respect.

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    Johny

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Natural leader indeed. I remember the saying: "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". I think Hughton's version is: "He whom the players see as a leader is a threat to my misplaced authority". That's why Grant had to go. I have said all along that football to Hughton is a passionless business to be treated like accountancy and he cannot understand the need to motivate players. He can turn up day-in day-out and go through the motions of managing a football team without particularly caring how it turns out as long as he is ok financially. "Nice man"? Yeah right. Just an act to cover a selfish, stubborn, inadequate, arrogant mercenary.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Yes there are other clubs in trouble in the prem but i don't care what they do i only care what Norwich do,

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    DOBBY1970

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • CAN ONLY SEE MAN CITY OUT TO RESTORE THERE PRIDE AFTER HOME DEFEAT.. COULD BE A WHITE WASH........... TO CITY. 6-0. OR WORSE. DON'T FANCY YOUR CHANCES AT ALL...

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    FINN.BLUE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Can't see no more than 33pts if we are lucky, hate to say it Championship here we come

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    Derek McDonald

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Michael Laudrup now theres a thought!!! New manager bounce ? We could then dream rather than have nightmares. HUGHTON OUT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Difference that season Matthias was that we did make a great purchase in January which nearly did it. We don't have that this time. There are thin lines between getting the points or failing and that's when the winners make the difference. I was at the Soton away game that year and what a match - a draw or a win would probably have tipped the balance. Cardiff had that sort of feel last weekend. Same result - same outcome....

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • You have outstayed your welcome Hughton - for goodness sake go. You and your cronies masquerading as football coaches are useless.

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    VictorM

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Waclor and Cecil spot on. Why is this ineffectual idiot still here? Somebody is responsible and it is not me. Or any of us on these boards.How about at least trying Archant?

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • If Hughton was a nice man he would have resigned by now rather than let his arrogance and inadequacy ruin our club.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • The reason for not setting a target is when you have no chance of achieving it. So in essence Hughton is writing the obituary of our Premiership existence.

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    Bohnhof

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • How about a settlement figure instead then Hughton?

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    baguio

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Such a lost opportunity, Mattias. Nothing is forever, but with the Board clearly willing to invest at a reasonable level, we could`ve enjoyed a few more seasons in the Prem. Not sure if `enjoyed` is a good choice of word, but you get my drift? Anyway, Montserrat Caballé has yet to utter a note, so all we can do is hope something sparks the players into positive action. I see no point in NOT giving Becchio a go. He must be hungry, if not ravenous. He was a fans` favourite at Leeds and was scoring freely when Hughton kidnapped him. What was that all about?? Morison`s back at Millwall on loan. If we do hang in there, I`m sure McNally will be keen not to let this palpable decline continue. We could have had the edge on the other `Bottom Halfers`, as we had continuity and a solid squad. The failure to properly exploit the costly strikers borders on criminal negligence. Can`t be doing their careers much good, either, specially poor RvW.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I don`t think the Club cares what the fans think. I bet season ticket sales will be fine whatever happens. Addictive behaviour, dependancy. The club will care about losing Sky money, though. unless those in power are a bit bored wth it and are about to move to pastures new. Not Delia & Michael W-J. Unless they sell up? It was a superb 3 years under Lambo. I`ll never forget them. I`ll soon forget the last two, hopefully.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Haha, when am I not working. Cant let the missus know I can multitask or ill never get any peace at home. Totally agree about chucking points away. Thats why I get so angry and wound up when I see excuses about injuries, others doing worse than us etc....we've had a squad capable of achieving so much more than what we have. Point that speaks volumes to me is at the start of the season many media pundits praised our signings and squad to the hills. Even Adrian Durham of all people said we did the best transfer business in the summer out of the whole league. The media dont usually give two hoots about NCFC but they did in the summer. Instead we've listened to every excuse in the book but our style of football remained the same and therefore the results have remained the same. I still firmly believe we have one of the, if not thee best squad in our history at present. Capable of so much more would be on our school report card.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • CAN ONLY SEE MAN CITY OUT TO RESTORE THERE PRIDE AFTER HOME DEFEAT.. COULD BE A WHITE WASH........... TO CITY. 6-0. OR WORSE. DON'T FANCY YOUR CHANCES AT ALL...

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    FINN.BLUE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I don't know about his marital relations but he has certainly s*****d Norwich City.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Really Pads, no target? It kind of begs the question, why not. After all, one might reasonably ask the question, 'Dear boy, what exactly are you aiming at, getting Snodgrass to see if he can hit Mousehold prison from the corner spot?. I don't care if that imbecillic fool's taget has the the odour of an excrem&ntal whiff, three feet from his eloquent bootlaces, just as long as he hasn't decided to call it a day. Manchester City lost last night, Mr Hughton, will you show us bolls of steel. or the c*ck of a dead man, and I ask you, are you a man, or just a giant c*rpseway. Forgive me my friends, I had to bury a client today, and I have no time for fools at the moment, all I ask is that you are gentle with me, at a time that my wonderful job is being sold of to the devil, and my football club is being passed upon from a very great, and whilst I'm at it, may I say how much I appreciate most of you for taking the time to express your feelings about an institution that we all deeply care about, [trolls apart]. They may be virtual friendships, but I tell you, that they are nonetshout loud for our future in the face of the vitriolic selfishness that spreads like a cancer throughout the beautiful game

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Well we're on 1pt per game so far and with harder games to come than we've played so far, so something like 32-34 points is realistic. And that will mean relegation.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I think we could all do the math and come up with one answer: not enough by half! It is frankly beyond belief that somehow or other Hughton is going to have a "road to Damascus" moment when the penny will drop and he will see the errors in his ways. As things stand and with him still in charge will will go down with barely a whimper. Maybe the only chance we have is if the team decides collectively to play its way as I believe happened against West Brom and Man City last season. yes both teams were on the beach by them but we did show attacking flair, endeavour and a will to win the first ball and to deliver meaningful passes. But I guess that was due as much to the influence of Holt as anything because I am sure he carried the dressing room and was looked up to as a natural leader by the players. All that and much more is gone, however!

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • This is worrying because Chris Hughton is the manager of a team. Aa part of his job he needs to set goals and targets for that team so they know where they are heading and what to aim for. Without this they are left floundering without leadership and direction. This might therefore explain why the players appear to have some sort of confusion and basically are not playing as though they have a plan of action. This has to be the full responsibility of Mr Hughton and therefore he has to take full ownership of Norwich's current league position. This means not blaming the players and not putting the emphasis on to the opposing team.

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    PDH

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Of course he wont set a target cos deep down he knows he hasn't a snowballs chance in hell of achieving survival.!!!!! This raelly has gone on long enough. Please Archant can we have a two pronged poll, A , Is it time for Hughton and his sidekicks to go first thing Sunday morning assuming we get stuffed by Man C and B, Is it time for the boards deafening silence to be broken on their hopes for the season and Hughtons chances of achieving same!!!!There is just about time to save the season but work must start in earnest after next weekend. Neil Adams to be installed for West Ham to inject passion and vision and hopefully GOALS. After that see who comes knocking on the door with their Cv in hand. We cannot let this drag on any longer surely. Mr Mac remember your thoughts about relegation ? Well it is staring you and us in the face .He who dares WINS

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • And if there is a rebellion, the rebels will quickly be appeased by the issue of more of those paper `Happy Clappy` gizmos. At least the Native Americans got guns and booze! Africans got beads. Let`s be `avin` Ya!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • We have been saying it for three months and more, CH is killing our club and our board has been complicit in this by giving him more and more time, maybe its because he is a nice man!! we don't want a nice man we want a winner. I still hang on to the hope the players do what they did last season and take it out of his hand ignore his tactics and just go for it but I do doubt we have the characters in the team to bring off the great escape yet again but I do hope we can.

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    Harry

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Mattias, reference the Fulham-induced break-up with your long term partner, I venture to suggest you should have had something(s) other than NCFC`s fate in your hands! I would do a `lol` but I don`t really know what it means, so I`ll do a Smiley instead. ;-))

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Of course Chris Hughton won't set a Premier League survival points tally - he doesn't want to stay up! He doesn't believe in Norwich City as a Premier League club and once we're down in the pit of despair that is the Championship then he can play the same way he is now and look half decent. And even if he did want to keep us up, could he? I don't think the man is good enough, plain and simple.

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    Powers1902

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I don't really think losing heavily to Man City is humiliating, What is humiliating is losing at home to the likes of Fulham and taking one point of six against the bottom team in the league, Cardiff.

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    SussexYellow

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Nutster, SKY is omnipotent. Fans are impotent. All this guff about not renewing Season tickets is utter Blocks.10,000 of them forgoing their Saturday fix? Unlikely - they`d need to get a proper life. The bleating you allude to is down to these sheep. Houghton ouut! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Sadly you could very well be right. You never know a miracle could happen and we've all proved wrong. I really hope so anyway as For me returning to the championship is simply unthinkable.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Spot on, JohnW, malaga & waclor. Hugh Trollderwood is not comfortable with strong personalities. Therefore he must be at ease with himself. It recently dawned on me that our three-headed hydra of a manager is akin to the Wizard of Oz. WoZ was `outed` by a dog, revealing himself as an ordinary, somewhat cowardly, middle-aged bloke with pretensions. So, it`s not so much the Road to Damascus as following the yellow ?rick`s road to Doncaster. Is FINN.BLUE perchance an 1p5wicher? Fans of a successful Blue club would not be posting that stuff. "Their" not "There". Which `City` is going to have the WHITE WASH? Congratulations on getting the apostrophe into DON`T. Count to 99 and change hands...

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • So Hughton doesnt have a final points target in mind! How the h--l is he going to push the team forward to stay in the PL if he doesnt even have a target. Everyone knows it is on average 40. If he cant count no wonder he thinks we are all OK on 24 points. What a pr--t

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    Jim

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • very good & valid point further down JohnW. I hate feeling like this. Its not technically out of our hands but quite clear to see its virtually is. Its horrible depending on others to be worse than us when months ago a good majority of people could see it wasnt working. Just hope come May were not looking back wishing we'd acted sooner

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • For f**k sake not Martin and Elmander again. Everytime I see those names on the team sheet or on the bench I feel like screaming. Martin running backwards all the time and Elmander running round in circles.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Cold, moi? We should be nowhere near this bother. 14 points were thrown away in games vs Hull (penalty conceded\10 men for Hull). Villa (Snods` "Penaltygate"). Cardiff (30-odd shots, no goals). Fulham (took lead, capitulated to a laughable Fulham side). Cardiff again (Self-inflicted woes, too-late substitutions). Now we`re lining up for an awesome final 4 games+our Nemesis, Fulham. At work today, Mattias? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Congratulations to the Swansea board for taking decisive action. Shame to the lilly-livered directors of NCFC for not having the guts.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Anyone fancy Laudrup now he is available. Hopefully their form will also deteriorate without him. Might be the third team we need below us?

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • ha! true, so true. All for the best though, ended up with a female manchester utd fan, actually from Manchester (I was stunned too a Man U fan actually from Manchester) and a beautfiul baby boy. She has zero interest being anywhere near Carrow Road and that pleases me no end as surely NCFC time is blokes time anyway :)

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Derek, Houghton and Laudrup are poles apart, ML will be at a top European club next season, as for CH hopefully watching his beloved THFC or NUFC with a season ticket!!

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    kevin

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • That last paragraph just says it all - "it's a shame..." He should be pulling his hair out, ranting and driving the team forward. He should be saying an absolute minimum of 40 points, and driving hard for every point above that. No wonder the team doesn't perform - there does not appear to be any anger against non-performers or mistakes. He does not need to be airing dirty laundry in public, but an EPL manager should not leave anyone in any doubt that if someone does not perform and lets the team down, then they will be on the receiving end of at least a very unpleasant discussion with the manager and maybe a period on the bench or out of the squad. EPL managers should be the best of the best in terms of driving performance, not nice ineffective people. End of rant

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Just as well that Hughton is not going to give a points tally for survivel becauce they are going DOWN.

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    DOBBY1970

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Hughtons target Resign on Saturday night. BULLSEYE!!!!! Nice man yes but that not the issue here.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • There is a misconception contained in your comment, Johny. That is that if you do not do a job yourself you are not qualified to critique someone who does. This is rubbish. We do not need to be EPL managers ourselves to know that CH is ineffectual or to know what he ought to be doing. What he ought to be doing he patently cannot do which is why he should be dismissed.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Not my error: 'They may be virtual friendships, but I tell you, that they are nonetheless important, and we must shout loud for our future in the face of the vitriolic selfishness that spreads like a cancer throughout the beautiful game. I’m supporting Sheffield United tonight, as their base fans scream expletives at the gentility of the Fulham intellectuals. Apologies to Ralph Mctell. Time for a cigar, I think, and quite possibly a glass of port'.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • MB, yes Dean Ashton - looked a class act from the start although those hammys did look like they'd ping at any moment. It was against a certain other Manchester team that we dared to believe a week or so before the Soton game that we dared to believe. I didn't make the Fulham game fortunately. Must have been awful to witness. Agreed if we had have picked up Ashton at the start I think we would have been OK. Lack of ambition.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • An easy statement to make would have been to say that normally 40 points is a safe target to stay up but his response just invited further criticism. Not up to the job in any respect.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • I did the math back in November and sadly the basic requirement has deteriorated because I had Cardiff and Fulham at home as shoe ins. Arguably there are 9 games in which picking up the 14 points needed are possible . . . does the Board really think that can be achieved with Hoots, Bewilderwood and Tripe, the "experts", when they don't seem to have a clue what's required or what is wrong? Back in November there was a slim chance that things may change, but now we're just left praying for a miracle, like the title being decided before 19th April.

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    jigs69

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • KentAnglian, most but not all. Fulham have if anything deteriorated post Jol but his replacement appeared uninspiring at the time and they now look like a doomed team. There were murmurs of issues at Swansea already months ago so this is not a total shock. I think they may continue to struggle. And Derek, having the Europa League to contend with as well as the league is a challenge for the richer clubs and a millstone for the rest. I'd totally take Laudrup given the chance. He will go on to manage bigger and better and with success.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Bonesy, according to his wife, he rues a lack of quality in the final third!

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • A lot of the comments on here come about because the posters being totally fed up with the board not seeing what we see and Hoofing the Hoot. As our frustrations get deeper, our disparaging remarks about Hughton and co get more vitriolic. We assume because he sounds like a idiot talking drivel in interviews that he talks to the players in the same vein. We assume that because he never shows emotion, he doesn't feel any. These points could be debated but what is totally evident and has been for over a year is that he has does not get the best out of the players, his tactics are rigid and poor and he is not able to read a game and make tactical changes. He would be rubbish at draughts nevermind chess. We also look like one of the worst teams in the EPL and the defence is about as well organised as the South coast flood defences. To me that just about wraps it up for Hughton, Pity he ever came near East Anglia, I say with hindsight.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • He is not setting a target because the man has no ambition for our club. This has been obvious for a long time, from the beginning in fact. Why the board hired him and continues to pay him - with our money - remains a mystery to me.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • CAN ONLY SEE MAN CITY OUT TO RESTORE THERE PRIDE AFTER HOME DEFEAT.. COULD BE A WHITE WASH........... TO CITY. 6-0. OR WORSE. DON'T FANCY YOUR CHANCES AT ALL...

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    FINN.BLUE

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • This is worrying because Chris Hughton is the manager of a team. Aa part of his job he needs to set goals and targets for that team so they know where they are heading and what to aim for. Without this they are left floundering without leadership and direction. This might therefore explain why the players appear to have some sort of confusion and basically are not playing as though they have a plan of action. This has to be the full responsibility of Mr Hughton and therefore he has to take full ownership of Norwich's current league position. This means not blaming the players and not putting the emphasis on to the opposing team.

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    PDH

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • DJ, most of the teams that have changed their manager have had an improvement in performance, so it is clutching at straws to think that Swansea's form will continue to deteriorate. I just cannot understand the Board at Norwich. They are stopping the inevitable - regardless of whether we are relegated or finish 11th, there is no way the fans will accept CH at the helm next season. There will be sit down demonstrations on the Prince of Wales Road

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    Kent Anglian

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Blimey Bonesey I know what you mean but. ......

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • I hope for his wife's sake he is more exciting in the bedroom than he is talking about football. Christ he's boring. he gets more dull by the day .

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    bonesy

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Mattias one thing about this season and the one under Worthy that sticks out in my mind is no leaders on the pitch. Worthy got rid of Malky and Iwan when we got promoted and now Hoots has done the same with Holty. We do not have anyone to grab them by the scuff of the neck and shake them up.

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    JohnW

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • "Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will not set a Premier League survival points tally." Another typo. It should say: "Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will not achieve a Premier League survival points tally".

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • That`s understandable, Chris. How about a departure date instead?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Good news at last, the FA rejected Carroll,s red card appeal so we will not have to face his aerial battle next Tuesday. I still expect to hear the "Boot Hoot" chants on Saturday but fear he will still be in charge for that must win game.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Can't see no more than 33pts if we are lucky, hate to say it Championship here we come

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    Derek McDonald

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Did not take long for the Hughton out brigade to call for Laudrup, sack Houghton and get another sacked manager, who has done no better than Hughton

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Waclor and Cecil spot on. Why is this ineffectual idiot still here? Somebody is responsible and it is not me. Or any of us on these boards.How about at least trying Archant?

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Cold MB! We Will be soon approaching Worthy panic territory though. I call it that because this season reminds me totally of our 1 season in the PL under Worthy. Spend the whole season saying how wonderful & brilliant everyone else are, trying to defend for a point against everyone despite being awful at defending. Then when its too late actually coming out and playing some half decent football. We are nearly at that point where defending for a point won't be good enough even for Hoots anymore and he will have no choice but to attack like we did for the final 15 minutes against Cardiff.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Waclor and Cecil spot on. Why is this ineffectual idiot still here? Somebody is responsible and it is not me. Or any of us on these boards.How about at least trying Archant?

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Mattias, my first Craven Cottage visit was the day after a secretive marriage, which some might call a honeymoon! How well I remember it, old second division with Brown in charge,me and my newly wed right behind the goal where Kevin Drinkel scored last minute winner. The marriage lasted 15 years,just goes to show how things might work out! Wish I felt optimism bout this season but that Fulham away game may the nail in the coffin, hope I'm wrong. OTBC

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Johny - your word publicly, not mine. I said later in the opinion how he should be perceived publicly.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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