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

PUBLISHED: 07:30 07 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:31 07 April 2014

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

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

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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.”

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.”

Profile: New Norwich City manager Neil Adams – the man Glenn Roeder said would “never manage anything better than an under-10 team”

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

Photo gallery: The Norwich City career of Neil Adams

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