Poll: Reaction floods in on Twitter to Chris Hughton’s sacking as Norwich City manager

The time is finally up for Chris Hughton as Norwich manager. The time is finally up for Chris Hughton as Norwich manager.

Monday, April 7, 2014
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Mustard TV presenter and ex Canary winger Darren Eadie: “A change certainly not gonna be a bad thing. Take the brakes off and let the lads play.”

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Ex City striker and EDP/Evening News columnist Iwan Roberts: “Just when you think football couldn’t surprise you any more. Five games left. All the best Neil Adams.”

BBC Match Of The Day presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker: “Chris Hughton has been sacked by Norwich. Now? With five games to go? Utterly bonkers!”

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Former City striker Dion Dublin: “Very surprised at the timing of NCFC’s decision to get rid of Chris #notnow.”

Norwich legend Darren Huckerby: “Time for everybody associated with #Ncfc to get behind the team,massive but winnable game on Saturday,we are in this together #NcfcFamily.”

BBC Match Of The Day pundit Robbie Savage: “Chris Hughton sacked!!! Really? At this stage of the season? Can’t be true. To sack him now is a ridiculous decision. Five games to go?”

BBC Radio Norfolk’s Norwich City commentator Chris Goreham: “I had an idea that McNally considered Neil as an #ncfc manager of the future. Not surprised after feelings at Carrow Road after game yesterday.”

BBC Radio Norfolk Canary Call host Rob Butler: “I understand #ncfc players found out about Hughton’s sacking via text at the same timne as the rest of us tonight. It was as unexpected for them.”

Former City striker Dean Ashton: “It was obvious Hughton was gonna get bullet at end of season whether Norwich stayed up or not but bizarre to do it now.”

Norwich fan Richard Balls: “It should have happened on Boxing Day but we can’t be worse under Adams. It will galvanise the fans and hopefully the players. #ncfc. McNally must have told him straight after the game. Hughton took an age to emerge for his press interviews and seemed a bit shaky #ncfc.”

BBC Five Live football commentator and Norwich fan Mike Sewell: “A very brave decision by @NorwichCityFC to make a change so late in the season but #NeilAdams is highly respected and regarded at #NCFC. What Neil lacks in senior managerial experience he more than makes up for in attitude, approach & understanding of @NorwichCityFC as a club.”

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara: “Just heard the news that Chris Hughton has been sacked!! Who do they turn to with six games to go?”

TV presenter and City fan Jake Humphrey: “Understand why supporters and board weren’t happy. Can’t for the life of me work out why now is the right time to sack Hughton.”

New York Canaries; “Wow. Neil Adams is a top man and will do his very best.”

Daily Mirror chief football writer Martin Lipton: “#ncfc say ‘no choice but to act’ and sack Hughton. With five games left I’d suggest that’s factually incorrect. #panic.”

City season ticket holder Pete Jessop “Fickle #ncfc fans. Been calling for CH’s head for most of the season. Now those fans are questioning this decision.”

Talk Sport presenter and former top flight striker Stan Collymore: “My scientific study showed Canaries are delighted. Don’t argue with the consumer. They know. Even Norwich City, the epitome of board stability showing the lunacy of the modern day administrator. Barmy, looking for a ‘bounce.’”

Former Liverpool striker and ex colleague of Hughton Terry McDermott: “Feel sorry for Chris Hughton, he’s a good guy and will be back!!”

Football Focus presenter Dan Walker: “I assume Norwich sent Chris #Hughton a ‘you’re sacked’ letter in the post in January and it got lost in the post #bonkers.”

Sun football writer and City fan Charlie Wyett: “People who criticise Norwich decision will have not paid to watch them this year/or fooled by 2013 league position. Mood in team also poor. Big call but it is the right decision.”

City fan Edward Couzens-Lake: “Love how all the pundits and critics are having a go at #ncfc for Hughton sacking - the same bunch who have been ridiculing Moyes all season!”

Fellow Norwich supporter Cory Varney: “Adams is a risk but so was keeping Hughton, I don’t think many #NCFC fans could realistically see us going to Fulham under CH and winning.”

Hull player Curtis Davies: “Sad to see Chris Hughton get the sack. Hopefully he won’t be out of a job too long as I believe he has a lot to offer the game.”

Mirror football writer Darren Lewis: “Norwich become the latest club to reach the Premier League and suddenly believe they are bigger than they are. Hughton better off out of it.”

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  • Cardiff look doomed and Sunderland have four tough fixtures as of now. A point may be enough against Fulham. A draw would keep City five points ahead of them. Goes to last game. The Canaries not expected to get anything from Liverpool Chelsea or Man United so would have 33 points. Fulham playing Spurs and Stoke away plus Hull at home. Four points puts them on 32. The Cottagers goal difference is worse than ours. They would need to beat Palace managed by Tony Pulis.

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    Capri

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The way I see it is we are Down if Sunderland take their games in hand. I couldn't see us picking up anymore points, look what happens when sherwood took at spurs!

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    Neil

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Blimey, waclor, I am devastated by the wit, the originality of your riposte. If only everyone had even half your brain.

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • At last the board has acted, shame that it is 6 months too late, a delay which had condemned us to the championship. The fans have been calling for this all season given the way the team has been playing, why leave it until now? Hopefully a new manager will see us bounce back up next season.

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    Essex canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • "Somewhat naive"? Cecil you are a pompous idiot and I was responding to Gruff anyway.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • All excellent points well made, Bally High; sums up the failings of the Hughton era nicely. I was furious about the Grant Holt episode, couldn't understand how CH failed to get the best out of RVW, Hooper, and Becchio, and I wanted him gone in January. One thing I don't understand, though: why are some folk suggesting that a point against Fulham would be enough for survival? Can anyone explain the maths of that to me?

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    JRAN

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • To me this is only about the Fulham game. They don't want the fans going to Fulham with a feeling of ughhh here we go again. Most fans wanted this a long time ago so this will be a lift to the fans and hopefully to the players showing them this is it. We get a point at Fulham and I think we should be alright. This game is it and change was needed not the same old feeling for the last 18 months. OTBC!!!!

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    Roger Mallett

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Can someone please ask Gary Lineker to mind his own business. He knows nothing about this great club and is only making a racket because he's got nothing else to do with his time until MOTD on Saturday. Stick to what you know Gary, it's certainly not NCFC. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Hughton tweeted his first post last night (@ChrisHughton) : "Thanks to fans for support and memories over the past two years. Genuinely wish all the best to Neil & the club. Finish the job. Chris."

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    Norwegian Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I spent a long time in the "keep Hughton" camp, I still think a lot of the criticism he received was total rubbish. After the last few games I now agree it's time for him to go. The only times I've seen such clueless inept performances were under Gunn, Grant and Roeder. I genuinely think that a win at Fulham would make us safe and there is no way whatsoever that I could see that happening under Chris Hughton, for whatever reason.

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    PaulWho

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • ... Lily Savage et al think. Neil won`t need those ridiculous happy-clappy things to generate noise for him. This had to be done. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Incidentally some of the so-called soccer pundits make me laugh. Lineker - has he ever paid to watch Norwich City? If he had he wouldn't make such ill informed comments. And Komara: who do they turn to? If he read the NCFC statement first he'd know who! And anyway, Chris, you count! Five games it is! Sorry, but the fans know far more than most of those who sit and pontificate on high! Pity the Board wasn;t listening and acting six months ago!

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    malaga flier

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Bassong's gentle lumber towards the WBA player about to score said it all. Chris failed to instil a "They must not pass" mentality despite a totaly negative approach to games. It wil be intersting to see who turns out (turns up) for Neil on Saturday. Martin seems to nailed his colours to the Hughton cause, Bassong seems to hope the Champoionship will be played at a slower pace.Olsson player of the season but left with an impossible amoun tof ground to cover for left wing Hoolahan. Garrido? Turner? R Bennett? Whittaker? Johnson?

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    Pondlife

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Did I really repeat the first line twice. God this gin is strong stuff!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Hughton constantly displayed all the tactical skills of an ostrich. His substitutions were always too late and always like for like. Any team playing Norwich could go in at half time and change their plan in the safe knowledge that CH would make no changes, however bad they were playing. It's been unentertaining, frustrating, boring and worst of all predictable. Yesterday was appalling, NA cannot do any worse. Great news, let's hope it's not too late!

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    Ginomolly

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • CH has paid the price of his failure.He may have shaped and selected the team but time and time again the players failed on the pitch. Too often they just surrendered and not one of them can be proud of themselves. They are highly paid professionals who continually made basic errors. They are sadly lacking in determination and fighting spirit. It was obvious months ago that CH and this team were in trouble. A new man should have been given time to turn things around. Adams is a quick fix and if City survive it will be due to luck and bad results for fellow strugglers.

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    norman hall

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The fans by and large want this so who cares what a load of out of touch commentators think?,The fans by and large want this so who cares what a load of out of touch commentators think?? This brings the fans back on board whether we are relegated or not. Nobody believed in Chris Hughton anymore.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • In fact Cecil you are not fit to comment on anything better than an under ten team. I bet that cut you to the quick. I wonder how long it took the rodent to think that one up.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • Oh, MB, did you see my Witch Doctor update (forget which site). It was not Charlie Drake, it was David Seville and the Chipmunks (1958). Charlie did consult a witch doctor in "My Boomerang Won't Come Back". Ok folks, sorry for the interruption.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • What a bunch of delusional trolls we have on here tonight. Probably the same idiots that booed during the game on Saturday instead of getting behind the team (not the manager, the team)...

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    llamaman

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Shearer said NCFC fans were delusional after the Sunderland win, claiming we should be happy with our mid table position. Just goes to show how little effort these pundits put into understanding any club not in the top 4. 2 weeks later and 4th from bottom with our last 4 fixtures looming the fans concerns we're vindicated. The board have done the right thing, without action we were down, with NA just maybe we have a chance.

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    Double D

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • We're not down yet! There are 3 other teams below us and if we beat Fulham at the weekend then we're almost there. Chris Hughton and his backroom staff are gone - and the negativity has gone with them. Now we need to be positive, support the team and manager and get ourselves another season in the EPL. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Poor Neil Adams. he has been left with a 5 point lead on the bottom 3 teams and only really needs to not lose to fulham pick up 3 points from 5 games to become a hero. then next year the fans will be on top of him or whoever takes charge. As sure as the air we breath we will be in a relegation fight again next year but this time without an experienced manager in charge. The football may have been bad but we were coining it in by staying up. I fear that next year we might not be so lucky

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    GPL

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Yer right Cecil, red and blue.. its the yellow and green come Saturday.. COYY

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Forget poor old Chris Hughton for a moment, at the end of the day nice guys don,t always win games and its a results business. We all have our own opinions about this, but if we go down I blame the board for standing idly by while Rome burnt. In my humble opinion he should have gone last season the writing was on the wall then. In the meantime lets stop squabbling and get behind NA, he will get us out of this if he doesnt lets stick with him and go out fighting and not with a whimper. I will be at Fulham with a new held belief OTBC.

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    Bald Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Powers, most of us do believe if you read all the posts you will find the clubs decision has 99% backing. To GPL I say do you seriously believe we would stay up with 32 points given the games our rivals have, no way that's why the Board had to act. Of course they should have acted much earlier but that's a debate for the next AGM if McNally is still there

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Good decision but far too late. Next for the exit, some of the poor purchases made by Chris Hughton. Now we all get behind Adams.

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    Union Jack

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Nothing to lose now. As for the so called 'experts'... when did they last watch NCFC? Shearer? You can't be serious.. Lineker, only good for reading bad jokes off an autocue. Former team mate of CH anyway.. Hughton is a nice guy but he had run out of road. He had to go. Just a shame we left it so late. Let's get behind Neil Adams and have a real go at staying up.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Once again Charlie Wyett is the only pundit worth listening to. Yes Chris H is mr nice guy etc etc and will get another job but i do hope his judgement of assistants will be better next time. The decision is late perhaps but the only one to make - we need some fire in the bellies of the players and something for the fans to feel proud of again. Go Neil!!!

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    malmocanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • All these 'experts' quick to criticise Norwich's decision when they aren't the ones paying a fortune to follow them up and down the country. And how is saying 'Norwich are wrong' an argument anyway? There's no facts or reason behind their comments, just annoyed that we've sacked one of their pals. Onwards and upwards! OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Bye bye sanity, Helo championship.

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    diggerman

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I think the point of my original point may be going astray...Hughton is not a word...it's a name...a person and some of the abuse that as appeared in the name of passionate 'fans' has been racist, a lot of it vicious and puerile and I think there are a lot of supporters like myself who are upset by it and want to be disassociated from it. Let's get this in perspective, it has nothing to do with defending 'jolly nice chaps'. I have many of the same concerns about Chris Hughton's management of City as others have observed, to name a few; the apparent refusal to appoint an attacking coach, baffling and backfiring substitutions, the seemingly stubborn decision to play Elmander ahead of Becchio (or anyone ahead of Becchio it seems), the strange deployment of Hoolahan, misalignment of wrong footed 'wingers' and I could go on and I probably should because this forum as I understand it is intended to be about football rather than politics. However, it has at least clarified for me that I am even further apart and opposed in my outlook to some other people on here. I had an adolescence somewhat overshadowed by the figure of Margaret Thatcher, who's political persuasion I far from shared and who's views I largely despised. But that does not mean I chose to post abusive messages about her. This is not about people being 'jolly nice', or otherwise, it is about human beings and human rights and often people disagree and how people disagree is important. Football actually has always been about results, managers were sacked in previous decades and no one can credibly expect to continue in the job playing in the way City have been and on the wrong end of the results that they have been. I think it's obvious that Chris Hughton worked towards and wanted to be a successful manager with City, that did not happen, but I do not subscribe to the view that he has wrecked the Club...for me one of the only things that could ever 'wreck' the Club would be to see the majority of supporters behave in the way I think a minority have towards Chris Hughton.

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    Uckfield Canary

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Sorry but I do not buy this "Jolly Nice Chap" rubbish. Is what he has done to Becchio's career the action of a nice person? Dropping Hoolahan after he was MotM against Man U made me think perhaps he had put Wes in the team hoping he would be eclipsed by the Man U midfield to justify Wes' bench warming for the rest of the season. To me the word Hughton will always bring memories of gross incompetence and I sincerely hope that no club fan ever has to witness this man wrecking his club the way he has wrecked ours. Club chairmen beware.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia. I never suggested 32 would keep us up. What I said was another 3 points, thats 35 and not losing to Fulham would keep us up because that would leave Fulham on 27 or 28 with only 4 games to go. and they would be 7 or 8 points behind us. So unlikely they would pick up 8 or 9 points in those remaining 4 games. The board panicked because David Mc Nally didnt like No longer being the fans ''darling''

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    GPL

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Norwich City should have sacked Chris last year when they lost to Luton Town, a non league side, Chris actually should have done the decent thing and resigned. Presently Norwich are the worst team in the division and deserve to be relegated, they could'nt win a one team football match. Norwich don't do to Neil what you did to another Norwich legend. Bryan Gunn.

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    KP

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • To me this is only about the Fulham game. They don't want the fans going to Fulham with a feeling of ughhh here we go again. Most fans wanted this a long time ago so this will be a lift to the fans and hopefully to the players showing them this is it. We get a point at Fulham and I think we should be alright. This game is it and change was needed not the same old feeling for the last 18 months. OTBC!!!!

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    Roger Mallett

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The board has finally listened to the fans and taken a positive step forward for the future of NCFC. Just one last comment about Hughton and his two cronies - clear off and Good Riddance.

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    VictorM

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Great news and no it is not too late. So much can be achieved with the right attitude from management! players and fans together? Definitely the best result of the season getting rid of Hughton and his staff

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • A pointless and quite frankly embarrassing amount of negativity on here. I thought CH leaving the club was a good thing, and according to so many posts on here before, so did everyone else. Bu not it's actually happened (albeit much later than we'd have liked) still there's no upside in anyone's opinion. Neil Adams is in so give the man a chance. If he keeps us up then there's no reason he can't continue managing us and perhaps he'll even turn out to be a great manager. We just have to believe! OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • A point may be OK against Fulham. A draw would keep Norwich five points ahead of the Cottagers. City not expected to get any points off Liverpool, Chelsea or Man United. Fulham have Spurs and Stoke away with Hull at home in between. Four points to the whites. Before last day Norwich 33 points Fulham 32. We may have Arsenal to play but Fulham host Crystal Palace. City should keep their better, sorry less bad goal difference advantage over Fulham meaning they must beat a Palace team managed by Tony Pulis. Cardiff lost to the Eagles. Next four games for Sunderland Spurs, Man City and Chelsea away with in form Everton at home. City can still finish 17th - where we are now.

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    Capri

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Bit of a relief in a way. Those spouting the acidic stuff about him pretty much from the off and even abusing Holty last season were always going to get their way in the end, even if their incessant abuse has probably damaged the team's confidence enough to have cost us a good number of points on its own. Good luck to Adams though. Massive opportunity for him that he's thoroughly earned. Lets hope he gets a decent crack of the whip without the mindless prejudice that Hughton was unlucky enough to be at the wrong end of.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • @Uckfield. You are so right. I often contribute to Live Match, but like Canarygirl find the vitriol offensive and divisive. Now the anti-CH is no more, maybe we can get back to the beautiful game, without the manager sideshow distraction. Good luck to NA. We're certainly not down and three points or three goals will see us safe. At the end of the season, spare a thought for CH and NA and their families and dependents. If we go down, so be it, but lets not lose NA's services in some form or other. OTBC.

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    Les Lee

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The pundits are what they are; charlatans in a rich gravy boat. I don`t GAF what Kaptain Krispy

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I don't see where you see the link between those who spout the acid stuff about Hughton and those who abused Holty last season? Perhaps you could do one of those clever circle graphs for us... Whilst I, and other heretics have questioned your blind faith you have gaily carried on espousing your ministry and damning people to hell for their blasphemy. To think you have the vote.. You probably think the tories and big business have your best interests at heart.. You probably think there's no such thing as human influence on climate change yet have never heard of the carbon calcium cycle.. I notice the nay sayers hardly ever resort to insults whereas the zealots do without hesitation. Your God is dead, move on..

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    Gruff

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • You can take 'passion' too far. You can use it to justify vitriolic, cruel, ill-informed comment and the plain daft...'Darel Russell as manager' truly - I saw posted here. Jeez no...don't stop there Darel Russell for England supremo...we'd breeze into the semis this summer. I do not want to single out individual posts, but Chris Hughton is not 'a clown', or 'a muppet'. He is a good bloke of really honest character, in a game that I really, truly loved as a boy but a game that has fallen irretrievably into the hands of business interests with no feeling for it's rich traditions. What I find so hard about following this club now is that when the day comes and I finally see a City captain lift the FA Cup and I recall my personal memories of Keelan punching the cross that sent Bradford through into his own net...Kitchen sending Orient through...Weller dancing through our 'defence' in tights...the then 4th div Wigan sending us out..Nevin's toe poke at Villa Park...Byrne's header floating beyond Walton...etc..when that glorious day finally comes, I realise I now know that judging by these boards there will be a lot of people clad in yellow and green who I will apparently have so little in common with. I make no apology for it...it utterly depresses me...for those people indulging in personal and offensive abuse...I will measure my 'passion' for this club against your own favorably any day, but to misquote from below 'go...and take your cronies with you'...

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    Uckfield Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Mick Dennis , journalist , fan , and well-connected at Board level , was on TalkSport . He said that Board members wanted to get rid of CH in November , but Delia , Michael and McNally all spoke up strongly for Ch , and said he was the right man to do the job .

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    dragonfly

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Im amazed to see a list of possible new manager for city Neil Lennon Malky Mackay and so on . But if Norwich do go down do Mcally think that some one like Lennon would want the job because city would be abele to pay a big salary for a top manager Norwich will haft to look and get a manager on the cheap.

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    DOBBY1970

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • To me this is only about the Fulham game. They don't want the fans going to Fulham with a feeling of ughhh here we go again. Most fans wanted this a long time ago so this will be a lift to the fans and hopefully to the players showing them this is it. We get a point at Fulham and I think we should be alright. This game is it and change was needed not the same old feeling for the last 18 months. OTBC!!!!

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    Roger Mallett

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Sad that it didn't work out for Chris Houghton, but there are many factors that have contributed to his dismissal. 1. Poor return from summer spending. £8m spent on Ricky Van Wolfswinkle who had managed 1 goal all season and simply looks out of his league. 2. Refusal to play fans favourite Wes Hoolahan in key games and losing Grant Holt to Wigan before seeing him sold on to Aston Villa. 3. Purchasing Luciano Becchio from Leeds , then consistantly selecting on loan Elmander ahead of him despite little sign of goal return. 4. Defensive tactics that stifled forward play as evidenced by low goal tally. 5. Strange substitutions during matches. Statistically poor choices for match concerned. 6. Failure to beat Aston Villa since former Canaries manager Paul Lambert became Villa boss, suggesting inferior coaching team. 7. Losing the fans confidence in his and Colin Calderwoods management ability. 8. The most obvious of course is the current table position with possibly the most daunting run in to season end of all the clubs around them. 9. The systematic dismantling of the team that did so well under Paul Lambert. However, I believe that Neil Adams can achieve Premiership safety. We do have good players, but bad coaching and a lack of sound tactics did them little favours.I that the change should have come earlier, but applaud the boards decision today. I did not want to see Chris Houghton in charge for the Fulham game. Good luck to Neil Adams and Norwich City F.C

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    Bally High

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • It was clear the fans had turned against Hughton and the players. Without our support the chances of Norwich City staying up were lowered. Therefore to keep Hughton on was a greater risk than to sack him and instal Neil Adams. It was late in the day to do it - perhaps too late - but it had to be done. Those who have said it is 'barmy' simply do not understand the situation. Or perhaps they are just idiots.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Let's not forget these idiot pundits who are criticising the decision are the same idiots who have been saying for most of the season we would stay up under Hughton, total imbeciles

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Yes, finishing in our highest league placing in a couple of decades was utterly inept. Yadayadayada.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • 100% behind the sacking. But far too late. Wish Neil Adams all the best. A lot to ask of him after the last 20 inept months.

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    malaga flier

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • LET JOY BE UNCONFINED!! I thought I'd nodded off and was enjoying a pleasant dream......and then the dream came true. I know it's probably too late and no one can expect NA to work miracles in such a short space of time. But whether we get relegated or not, this is good news, really really good news for the club and the people that matter.....the fans. OK, so he's not got a lot of experience at this level, but he can recognise good football when he sees it, he's popular at the club and capable of inspiring some if not all of our wilting players, he's Norwich through and through and.........unlike Lambert you can understand what he's saying and unlike Hughton he doesn't talk in stupid manager speak. He won't trot out boll**ks about "lacking quality in the final third".....he'll say we're not good enough to score goals. More importantly, there's a reasonable chance he will MAKE us good enough to score goals. McNally has left this much too late, but now is not the time for further recrimination. Once the removal van has left Cringleford this week, I shall never mention the word "Hughton" on these boards again. I wish Neil Adams the very best of luck. Before this news broke, I was about to suggest a mass boycott of the next home game. Now I hope that there'll be a full house at the Carra, that everyone gets behind the new man, that we burst Liverpool's bubble, that Suarez gets sent off, and, last but not least, that Tooty Frooty never posts another comment. OTBC !k

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    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • As far as I can determine NCFC have not revealed the length of NA's contract but one website speculates it is probably till end of season and if the club is relegated the board will consider its options. So having dithered all season when a change was clearly needed some long serving employee has been left to turn around our style of play and deliver results against four of the richest teams in the league (plus our bogey team). I know I am being a sourpuss but NA has been on our doorstep all season so it is not like they had to go out shopping for the guy. If he was a better manager than CH how come the board have only just noticed? This is another of those panicky gambles in the Grant\Gunn mould. They could of course get lucky again like with Lambert - I genuinely hope so. But when the inquests begin, whatever our status, the board need to take an inward look at how they make their footballing decisions.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • This is the right decision despite the late timing. Clearly obvious there was growing dissent in the camp. Hughton had lost any motivatory ability that he may have had. I am not so sure that Adams is the right person in the long run but this will definitely breathe some life into the team for Saturday .Good luck to him

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    Adrian Hook

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT

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    waclor

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I was about to post when playing four across the back and four across midfield why did we keep hoofing the ball to our two missing strikers? not how we used to play , even in 3rd Div. days. ALL OVER NOW BIG WELCOME TO NIEL OTBC , MOTIVATION AT LAST--------

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    richard grout

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • This is the right decision despite the late timing. Clearly obvious there was growing dissent in the camp. Hughton had lost any motivatory ability that he may have had. I am not so sure that Adams is the right person in the long run but this will definitely breathe some life into the team for Saturday .Good luck to him

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    Adrian Hook

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Couldn't agree more Slov

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Lovely bloke but not up to the job as Norwich manager.Generally got rid of a lot of deadwood from Lambert's days and bought some decent players.Probably got the best squad for 20 years but too NEGATIVE,if Hull can stay up with ease then we should be top ten! It's time for the players to step up to the plate,take the shackles off and get the 4-5 points needed to stay up,OTBC

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    mortlakecanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Though many of us would wish that professional football was played simply for the love of the game the reality is that professional football is is a results driven business. As such there is no room for players OR managers who can't produce the results required with a reasonable amount of consistency. Whether or not someone is a 'nice bloke' is regrettably irrelevant and needlessly sentimental in a game where sentiment was long ago consigned to the wastebasket. The fact is that if NCFC is important to any of us as an entity then it is the 'team' and the results they achieve that should be foremost in our minds. Individual players and managers who aren't up to the task of aiding the team achieve results have, or in Hughton's case, had to go!

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    Bad Form

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I bet CH is relieved at going, he can have an early holiday spending his pay-off money, and I'm sure he's a nice chap and will soon have another job. The king is dead, long live the king! At this stage NA was the only logical choice.

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    cutty

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Correct decision, all be it late. Hoping Neil can get everyone together and keep us up. Previous management team knew they were on their way and accordingly could not motivate the players, looks like the 'clappers' worked some magic after all!!

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • dragonfly, who are the other board members? Stephen Fry, Stefan (.....?), Michael Foulger, Bowkett. Anybody else? QI suppose `National Treasure` and Hyacinth Bowkett are not that interested, I don`t even know who `Stefan` is, and Michael Foulger & the rest would be outvoted by the joint majority shareholders anyway? I don`t know how the power-balance at Cushie Carra works. Freedom of the City awaits Neil if he pulls this one off. What a ripping yarn. Such fun. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • waclor and lyb, I am sorry to spoil your little love-in but this is not the forum in which to voice your - somewhat naive - political opinions.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • This is not a panic move as these pundits are saying but common sense. The fans, the players, everyone will get behind Adams, he might be raw and inexperienced but it gives City a big hope whereas with the other lot it was unlikely survival was on.

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    blackdog2

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • One tweet says it all for me 'I assume Norwich sent Chris Hughton a ‘you’re sacked’ letter in the post in January and it got lost in the post'.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Just to say cheerio all... After yesterday it appears moderators do not want to publish my posts, some of which contained moderate and not impolite criticism of the quality of journalism on this site.

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    Uckfield Canary

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • At last the board has woken up and sacked Chis Hughton and hi his coaches but its ALL TO LATE Norwich will still go down i am not taking anything away from Neil Adams even he can't make and make players better than they are city will never win those last 5 game all defeats . DELIA AND THE BOARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN SACKED AL WELL HAVN'T GOT A CLUE .

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • The team must hold their heads high and move on to a new era where EVERYONE should pull together and play their very best, The Canaries in the stands have to reproduce every match home and away the constant singing they did in the 2nd leg of the youth cup at Stamford Bridge. Then the feeble efforts of Chelsea supporters were drowned out by the Canaries full array of songs including huge renderings of OTBC NMTD. Stewards and Police complimented us on the singing "Never heard anything like it!" they said. At the time I merely observed with pride "Should you really be surprised? Canaries are the best songsters of all!" Believe miracles are still possible and recall Churchill's words " FIGHT, FIGHT all the way - never surrender"

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    mardler

    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:) btw: Dragonfly you are quite right according to what I heard and Pondy: good post.

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    el dingo

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Uckfield Canary - a very eloquently stated comment. You are not alone in what you write - your sentiments are spot-on !

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • If they want someone to clear out CH office in the morning I'll do it!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • We were not going to gain any more points this season as it was. Players and management well spent. This just gives us a small chance. A change of ideas and attitudes.

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    Barry from Spain

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The pundits are not the common person. We are much better informed. We know that we were 'on a sailing ship to nowhere'. Can't wait for the Fulham game

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Circle graphs? They're called Venn diagrams. Impossible to draw on here unfortunately, but imagine a lot of overlap and you're probably not far off the mark.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • reading all these tweets from so called football experts saying what a bad decision sacking CH is!! god almighty what a useless bunch of experts

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    citycanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Who takes any notice of Shearer? Failed as manager, so took the only route open to him. There aren't many so - called pundits who ought to be taken seriously. Most haven't a clue. People like Gary Neville being one of the few exceptions. OTBC!

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    Honest Injun

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Lineker appears to dislike us big style and is probably buoyed by LCFC's promotion. Little things please.... etc

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    el dingo

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Experts come and go, and of course they have all got an opinion. What is more exciting than their ramblings is hoe the players are going to react. I for one would love to be in the first team training session, to get a new breath of fresh air, new ideas and direction. Best wishes to Neil and the club. 6 points over the next 5 games is my prediction, although I´m not an expert, just a loyal fan. OTBC

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    Yellowfirebird

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Poor old Chris Hughton, top guy. Treated disgracefully & disrespectfully by the major of so called City fans. McNally should be ashamed of the timing & indignity. #panic #panicstations

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    Warkys_Tash

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Oh well, Waclor, at least we're in complete agreement politically!

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia - I'm not looking to single anyone out or accuse everyone of being too negative. But statements where people say we're doomed or 100% relegated just makes me mad. The decision has come very late in the day, but we can stay up. I know we can! OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Uckfield Canary, your contribution is spot on. We all recognise that things were not working out with Chris Hughton (maybe with a different coaching team things would have been different) but the personal and offensive abuse directed at him wasis shameful. Let's hope that the negativity of the past few months does not continue to infect our club and that Neil Adams and his support team have the full backing of all fans. Oh, and good luck to you in the future Chris Hughton.

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    Green man

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Sorry to say our team had lost 'the will and the way' - CH had run out of answers, we now have a fighting chance to keep up, albeit very slim. Keep the Faith

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    GlosCanary

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • I don't see where you see the link between those who spout the acid stuff about Hughton and those who abused Holty last season? Perhaps you could do one of those clever circle graphs for us... Whilst I, and other heretics have questioned your blind faith you have gaily carried on espousing your ministry and damning people to hell for their blasphemy. To think you have the vote.. You probably think the tories and big business have your best interests at heart.. You probably think there's no such thing as human influence on climate change yet have never heard of the carbon calcium cycle.. I notice the nay sayers hardly ever resort to insults whereas the zealots do without hesitation. Your God is dead, move on..

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    Gruff

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • And this decision is criticised by a crisp salesman and a ballroom dancer, who used to play football. Ah well they have an opinion, but its worth no more than any other. Just wish it had been sooner.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Gruff Tory governments and big business may not have the interests of the individual at heart but their policies eventually have a beneficial affect on our lives. Labour government mismanagement always leads to a financial crisis in which the average individual always suffers much more than the Labour government or big business leaders. No capitalist country has ever had to build walls to stop its citizens from leaving.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • So many fans failing N A before he has been in charge for even one game. Give him the backing he needs. We all think the change is too late and the results unlikely to be any different to what they would have been under CH but don't judge him before his team has kicked a single ball.

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    goldie

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Negativity will get us nowhere, CH has now gone so it's all in the hands of the new manager and the players. OTBC never mind the negatives.

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    melalmighty

    Monday, April 7, 2014

  • It looks like another Byan Gunn situate all over again back to the championship tractor boys he we come.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, April 7, 2014

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