Norwich City woe to continue - bookies

Alex Tettey, Joseph Yobo and Gary Hooper look dejected at the end of the West Brom defeat. Alex Tettey, Joseph Yobo and Gary Hooper look dejected at the end of the West Brom defeat.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
2:21 PM

The appointment of Neil Adams hasn’t prevented the bookmakers trying to make hay of the Canaries plight.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Bet365 are offering odds of 6/1 that City will lose the remaining five games of their Premier League season – they are 4/6 to finish the season with 35 points or less.

Spokesman Steve Freeth said: “Norwich’s final four games of the season have been talked about for many a month. Add to that the fact that the Canaries haven’t beaten Fulham since 1986, and you realise that rookie Adams has a job on his hands.”

Cardiff are 1/16 to go down, Sunderland are 1/3 and Fulham 2/5, with the Canaries 6/5, West Brom 8/1 and Crystal Palace 12/1.

And while Adams is in charge until the summer, at least, one bookie – Stan James – was offering odds on “next permanent manager”.

Former player Malky Mackay leads the way at odds of 8/11, with Celtic boss Neil Lennon 5/1. Another former player, Tim Sherwood, whose future as Tottenham boss is under increasing scrutiny, is a 6/1 shot, while Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is 10/1. The usual suspects – Alan Curbishley and Glenn Hoddle – are there, as well as Roy Keane, a dark horse at 33/1.

Latest Norwich City stories

18 comments

  • As long as we don`t get a little bit of history repeating. Gunn had, I think, 19 games to save us from the drop. He failed badly, but the Board gave him the job anyway. Odd, that. But then McNally arrived. Did he just `get lucky` with Lambo, or can he weave his magic again? Does he want to.... Neil only has 5 really `tough` (word of the moment) games. A win at Fulham, and he`s a hero for sure. He`s a good guy, anyway. He knows what he`s letting himself in for, and whatever happens should have a future at the club. I`m going to double my normal stake for the bet on the Ar$enal game... I think the Board was in the same quandary as you, Matt. This was a very clever decision by Machianalli. Gave Hughton an escape card (I would have....). Nobody will blame Neil. What then ensues remains to be seen.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • "Roy Keane, a dark horse at 331." Sums him up precisely!!

    Report this comment

    Eddie Kerridge

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • I'm convinced that it will be Eddie Howe but please let it be Roy Keane :-)

    Report this comment

    blue tractor

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • What price to win all the next five?

    Report this comment

    alan

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Why Malky? Hasn't he a very similar career resumé to the recently departed manager ie overpaying for an expensive striker, defensive tactics, poor results and receiving sympathy for being sacked by a club owner?

    Report this comment

    waclor

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • The 33-1 outsider is easy to clip, shoe and box; goes well in a snaffle.

    Report this comment

    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Swiss, my attempts to engage with you on the Orwellian theme were deleted by Archie as `inaccurate`. I cannot find your original Orwell comment - 5th columnists, etc. Have you been retro-deleted?? The Thought Police..... Sad Little Englanders.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • About 13,000-1 I reckon Alan, reckon it's worth a quid?

    Report this comment

    mickncfc

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • At the end of this season, Lambert will quit Villa in favour of Celtic `for linguistic reasons`. Filling the space vacated by Neil Lennon, who having realised that Norwich`s hierarchy think `Neil` is a nice name, decided to hurdle the language barrier. Aston Villa appoint an American Marketing Consultant with the brief of rebranding the Club `Villa Claret`N` Blue Sox`. 1p5wich Town sack Mick McCatharsis, who joins Lowestoft Town after their joyful escape from the Ryman Premiership. MickM takes over as hosiery consultant at Villa Park as a sideline, with Holt in charge of the new Club Lingerie Shop at the Holte End. Hughton`s caravan moves onward and upward to Wroxham. All fact.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Mattias333, absolutely correct we always do best when people tell us how bad we are - let's stick it to Lineker crisp boy and all his buddy boys!

    Report this comment

    Cuttlefishpie

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • You ask why Malky, waclor, and give valid reasons not to appoint. The answer is this board consistently makes the wrong choice of manager. It also takes too long realising its mistakes. That's why we have our best squad for years facing a nightmare run in under an untried manager and fourth favourites to go down

    Report this comment

    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • If and its a big if we stay up in my head I can only see NCFC going for Lennon, Malky or Adams. Am I fan of that long term? Personal not Lennon or Malky and im reserving judgement on Adams until ive seen his style in person as it be unfair to rule him out otherwise. So glad its not my choice as I really wouldnt have known who to appoint had we given Hughton the chop when he truly deserved it.

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • Good, the more people against us the better. We always do better when nobody gives us a chance. When everyone backs us we do horrific

    Report this comment

    Mattias333

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • ROY KEANE??? I'd rather have the hairs on my nut sack being pulled one by one with tweesers! Jeeez, some fantasy! We haven't beat Fulham away since 1986? Interesting...

    Report this comment

    Norwegian Canary

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • While it makes a good talking point, I really feel we should put aside talk of a permanent successor until the season's over. The only things that we should be focussing on right now are the remaining five games. There will be plenty of time for conjecture about Hughton's successor in the summer. Don't forget that Neil Adams, if he keeps us up, may well get the job. Good luck to him and to the squad. Everyone needs to be behind them right now and somehow we have to put aside, as well, the Hughton era and its failings

    Report this comment

    malaga flier

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • A significant amount of time is spent in preparation of fixture lists. For Norwich to have the final four fixtures against the best teams cannot be right. Fulham have just one of the top seven to play. This may explain why City have a five point lead over the Cottagers. Who knows what the gap between the clubs will be come Saturday night. My enthusiasm for supporting the Canaries has been renewed. That won't change what ever happens between now and May 11. A new era has begun for City, that is for certain.

    Report this comment

    Capri

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • If we appointed Roy Keane I think I would actually just throw in the towel and stop following Norwich.

    Report this comment

    PutneyCanary

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Looking at the remaining fixtures does not make you feel optimistic.sunderland and cardiff look doomed,fulham have an easy run in and west brom's not bad either.Think we will need swansea,palace or villa not to win another game!Thats with us getting a win and a draw.The damage was done in the last few months though,so good luck to Neil and the players,give it your best shot.

    Report this comment

    tonyb

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT