Norwich City press conference - Neil Adams appointed manager

Neil Adams - Norwich City's new manager. Neil Adams - Norwich City's new manager.

Monday, April 7, 2014
1:55 PM

Coverage of Neil Adams’ first press conference as Norwich City manager, joined by chief executive David McNally and player Russell Martin.

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  • Pondy`s post apparently got `got-at`. But I think I know what he means. `Penaltygate` was an indicator of Hughton`s weakness. It may have had devastating consequences on RvW`s chances of fitting in. Paradoxically, Robert could be a good captain, if somebody talked the ego out of him. Holt had a fair old ego - but he was a team man. Big difference. On the whole, I think Snodgrass has been bad for the togetherness of the team. But, we`ll see.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • There is a vacancy coming up at Spurs Chris. Ironci that it is Neik - as I believe our demise began withe the indiscipline over who took (and missed) the penalty against Villa early in the season. Bassong not an non the field leader, Star by naming a new captain please

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    Pondlife

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Pondlife - agree completely. Personally I would hand the captaincy back to the man who never should have lost in to begin with, Russell Martin. Sure everyone will have a different opinion of course, which is great, but end of the day let's hope Neil Adams make the right call. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I am pretty sure timing of sacking is to do with a clause in Hughton's contract about survival being in our hands... well now it is not... Sunderland have too many games in hand. I am 100% behind McNally and believe he has been regretting certain clauses in Hughton's contract since we saw him crying in the stands around New Year... I am very relieved for him that the club has acted now. On the Ball City... never mind the danger.

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    jops

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • No matter what the so called 'experts' say Hughton had to go. I suspect the only reason he lasted so long was that Mackay was unavailable. It is a big ask but we are not down yet. As for tactical nous, look at the way Adams outthought the expensive youth teams on the way to the Cup win. What we wouldn't give for a few swift counter attacks like that in the Premier League. Strangely my main worry is whether NCFC will get a fair chance against the bigger teams. If the big teams are struggling to score they tend to be given penalties to help them along eg Chelsea v West Brom and several recently for Liverpool. The first thing to do is find out which of the players are up for the challenge. Those who are not can jog on. I would rather see some of the youth team trying their heart out than some of the phoned in performances some of our players have put in recently. It will be fascinating to see what team Adams puts out on Saturday. It will tell us a lot about who is up for the fight. As for McNally, I want him to stay. He is important to this football club. Do we really want to go back to the Doomcaster days of almost signing players? I live and work in Suffolk and the more sensible locals envy us our CEO as they have never managed to get their back room right. He should have acted sooner I think but we pick ourselves up and go again as someone once said.

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    suffolkcanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The big difference there is that Gunny was not a coach so do not make that comparison.

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    spark

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Even if we go down I really hope that McNally stays. Look at where we were before he arrived. If we go down it's because he made the right call a bit late, compared to all the right calls he's made I think we're much better off with McNally than without him.

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    PaulWho

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Remember all the Euphoria when 'saviour' Bryan Gunn was installed as the fans favourite? Look what happened there. Be careful, what you wish for Canaries.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Well, we now have a well respected coach appointed manager in Neil who will I am sure,by actions alone, win the backing of our players, who I believe despite results are highly talented. No longer will will see a player refusing to overlap for fear of leaving a gap behind him. Maybe, we can once again regain that passion and self respect so evidently missing under Chris Hughtons management team. OTBC. Best of Luck to Neil and the lads.

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    Bally High

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I feel really sorry for Chris Hughton who does not deserve to have a sacking on his CV such a dignified guy but clearly something had to be done as we were in free fall . I think he was let down badly by the strikers that he signed and now is the time for those players to make amends. I really hope it works out for Neil Adams another nice guy , a bold decision by McNally who we are very lucky to have (How Stuart White can question his position is beyond me). Lets hope Turner is fit to play Saturday as he certainly fits the fighting spirit category that is required.

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    spark

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • McNally should NOT resign regardless of whether we stay up or go down. He's the best thing to happen to this Club in a long time and we'd be crazy to force him out. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Blooming love McNally. Obviously he cant say everything and all the in's and out's but you can read between the lines. Its not a sudden action. I have full faith in the board while hes around. End of the day im sure he wanted rid long ago but typically everytime we went through an awful run he'd then go win the 1 game he needed to win and that prolonged the pain further. Lets all get behind Neil Adams whether you want him or not. We can do this!

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    Mattias333

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Neil, 15 points from the last 5 games and the job's yours!

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    PaulWho

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Spark, Youth team coach, fella. Big difference. Like Roeder said, ''under 10's'.. #hoveringdangerouslyoverthetrapdoor

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    Warkys_Tash

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • This looks interesting! Hopefully get some more than just the expected verbal. Was quite sudden the announcement last night. "Hughton removed, Adams in charge"....along those lines on twitter. Usually you get a warning news on the way then big announcement then the adams one after but that was short, sharp and to the point and then nothing.

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    Mattias333

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • This appointment has installed a very important factor to NCFC......Hope!!! Good luck Neil give it all you have got, we are right behind you!!!

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    NICEONE

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I feel the first thing Neil must do is name a new captain. We need leadership. We haven';t been getting any. Not convinced about Snodgrass because I wonder if that penalty incident may have created some lasting feeling in the dressing room? It is Russell for me! The party's over for the players. I think Hughton cut them too much slack. There is no place for anyone wearing the yellow and green who isn't prepared to give their all and to go the distance - and that means no surrendering if we go a goal down! We need some of the old PL and Holt spirit back in the dressing room; that never-say-die spirit. On top of which I am sure Neil will rework the team to get the balance right and to ensure we both create for and support our front men. He will also be acutely aware of our midfield defensive failings - closing down the opposition higher up the pitch and getting into their faces. We will be facing some top talent in the last four games and we will need to nullify them before they can work openings. We know all too well what happens when we sit off these players! Finally, and importantly, this will give the fans renewed hope and I am sure everyone will unite behind the team and enable them to give it a go.

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    malaga flier

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • 110% agree powers!

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    Mattias333

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • 'Cometh the hour, cometh the man.' and I every faith in Adams becoming a successful manager, given the time, which he doesn't appear to have in this case. Why do people keep spouting on about Neil Lennon? What's special about him? Managing Celtic in Scotland in nothing like managing Norwich in the premiership, sometimes the better man is already in the house.

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    John L Norton

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Pondlife - agree completely. Personally I would hand the captaincy back to the man who never should have lost it to begin with, Russell Martin. Sure everyone will have a different opinion of course, which is great, but end of the day let's hope Neil Adams make the right call. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I spoke to David McNally before the Villa match (home) and he asked me for my views - not a canvass, I had met him before and he kind of remembered me. I said people are seriously concerned with CH's lack of positivity. His answer was short and sweet: "We are aware." Wouldn't have posted that before but feel I can now. Freedom:)

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    el dingo

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • At last some sensible and well argued comments. The reason DM was weeping in the stands was that his father had recently died not from the team performance although some of them were enough to make anybody weep. Gunn & Roeder era`s a long time ago. Forget them. Total backing for Neil from now till end of the season. OTBC

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    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • You bunch of zeroes - we're already down - don't be a bunch of dreamers - Adams appointment was a smokescreen by Mr McNally to divert attention away from his failings and out relegation - he should be the one who's leaving - not Chris - he simply wants to keep his job and 7 figure salary - disgraceful

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    57charles

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Thank God Spurs just equalised. Last thing we need is Sunderland picking up points. If Adams can get them playing without fear in the next few games then we have a chance. I will be behind him no matter what over the next few games because this mess is not of his making and he should have been part of the first team coaching staff a long time ago. Whether or not he is capable of doing it long term we will have to see how he manages tactically over the next few games.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • At last some sensible and well argued comments. The reason DM was weeping in the stands was that his father had recently died not from the team performance although some of them were enough to make anybody weep. Gunn & Roeder era`s a long time ago. Forget them. Total backing for Neil from now till end of the season. OTBC

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    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Pondlife - agree completely. Personally I would hand the captaincy back to the man who never should have lost it to begin with, Russell Martin. Sure everyone will have a different opinion of course, which is great, but end of the day let's hope Neil Adams make the right call. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • At last some sensible and well argued comments. The reason DM was weeping in the stands was that his father had recently died not from the team performance although some of them were enough to make anybody weep. Gunn & Roeder era`s a long time ago. Forget them. Total backing for Neil from now till end of the season. OTBC

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    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Good luck Neil, already a hero. If you keep us up then a statue in gold.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • David McNally was also (and I hate to use this term) canvassing opinion from fans in the Norfolk Lounge prior to the Stoke game, but keeping very tight lipped himself. The writing has definitely been on the wall some time and thankfully we now have a manager that we can all get behind and support. OTBC we need that extra man home and away for the next 5 games.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • At least Neil will finally have an answer on Canary Call when asked "but are they doing it on the training ground Neil" ;)

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    Mattias333

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Warkys_Tash, i think you are missing the FA Youth Cup victory he achieved last year. That in itself was pretty special. There is little comparison between Gunn and Adams, apart from being former players. Adams has a closer resemblance to a certain Dave Stringer, who got us to two FA Cup semi-finals and 4th placed finish in the old First Division. I wouldn't expect you to know that though, as you appear to have no footballing nous whatsoever. Much like your esteemed Roader. Who knows...maybe you are the rodent in disguise distraught at hearing this news. P.s. Hashtags don't work in comment feeds on this site.

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    Daniel Smith

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • At last some sensible and well argued comments. The reason DM was weeping in the stands was that his father had recently died not from the team performance although some of them were enough to make anybody weep. Gunn & Roeder era`s a long time ago. Forget them. Total backing for Neil from now till end of the season. OTBC

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    stayingup

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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