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Reputations count for nothing warns Norwich City boss Neil Adams

07:00 13 November 2014

Bradley Johnson is one of a number of Norwich City players who were in the Premier League last season. 
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Bradley Johnson is one of a number of Norwich City players who were in the Premier League last season. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Neil Adams has warned his misfiring Norwich City players reputations count for nothing in the scrap to get out of the Championship.

The Canaries were widely-touted as one of the pre-season promotion favourites after relegation from the Premier League but two league wins in the last 10 have shoved them to the fringes of the promotion battle.

“Reputations don’t count for anything. It is what you do on the day,” said Adams. “We have a lot of players here who played in the Premier League last season. That is not enough by itself. If they play to their potential they are more than capable of beating any team in the division, and the other relegated sides would say the same thing. What we do know is we have players capable of better than we are getting.”

Adams’ squad limped into the international break after two painful away league defeats at Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

“We know that can’t go on. We have two home games now and this break has come at the worst time,” he said. “After a result like Forest it will be hard to take but we have to start winning games, we have to get on a winning run.

“We know we are capable of being at the top of the table but we have to see games like that one out and finish teams off otherwise we will stay in the position we are now.

“A few weeks ago we were top and it’s not nice to see where we are now. We certainly have fightbacks in us, because we have shown that on numerous occasions, and we have to get back to that. Players can make mistakes, they can also produce very good performances but the mistakes are killing us.”

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75 comments

  • In Adams We Don't Trust, however you clearly get the picture Lincs!

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    baguio

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Answers in quadruplicate please

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • IAWDT = In Adams We Definitely Trust\Don't Trust\Defiantly Trust\Daftly Trust? Or is it none of those?

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • IAWDT = In Adams We Definitely Trust\Don't Trust\Defiantly Trust\Daftly Trust? Or is it none of those?

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • IAWDT = In Adams We Definitely Trust\Don't Trust\Defiantly Trust\Daftly Trust? Or is it none of those?

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • IAWDT = In Adams We Definitely Trust\Don't Trust\Defiantly Trust\Daftly Trust? Or is it none of those?

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Can't be bothered to correct the mistakes if NA can't!

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    baguio

    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Whilst here are several players who are yet to play to their very best I have to wonder where we would be sitting in the league right now if Donkey boy had converted 50% of the easy chances that he has either smashed straight at the keeper or missed the target altogether with? Clear at the top at a guess with several points to spare? A lot of players are being made to look bad because of the inexcusable mistakes of just one! He better not be playing on Saturday Neil, the boy and 25000+ are going to have another disappointing trip I fear? IAWDT

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    baguio

    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • waclor… Just out of interest, which are you?

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    Wilf Tash

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • waclor… Just out of interest, which are you?

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    Wilf Tash

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Of course Adams would play down the importance of reputations because his is cr*p. It's rather like the thick kid who drops out of school with no qualifications and then says GCSE's are rubbish. Difference is Adams is earning good money while the thick kid lives on benefits ie getting money for doing nothing. Hang on, perhaps there is no difference.

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    waclor

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • After the two embarrassing failures at Middlesboro and then Forest , I have lost interest in the squad of players who refuse to put in a shift and work for the Club that pays their large salaries. And the Board who install a Manager and set up which is doomed to fail at any level. The whole lot can bog off and fester in the swamp of mediocrity which they have created.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Maybe a cheap shot MB but what would Holt actually achieve apart from firing the players up now and again?The club has to bring in someone with bags of experience not an ex player who,s still playing.Wont be Malky though as hes being lined up for wigan.

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    tonyb

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Ok chaps, let me have another go re McNally. McNally and Bowkett suggest to the board that they favour, say, Lennon but the rest of the board and mainly the majority shareholders say we would like Adams cos he's Norwich through and through and a thoroughly nice man. If you can imagine that scenario, who gets the job? I may have repeated it before but I find it incredulous that the CEO and Chairman, both intelligent and highly successful business men in their own fields said they believed Adams was the best having searched throughout Europe. Are these the same two that rescued the club on and off the field and if they are and have agreed with all the nonsense since last Christmas then the whole board are culpable and if this mad managerial appointment fails we are in deep deep trouble.

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    Bury Yella Fella

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Footy points well made, NorAbs. The Whittaker\Martin thing was so obvious. Bassong business remains a mystery, though rumours abound while those who actually know obfuscate or `do the ostrich`. There is an unhealthy pattern emerging: Players who leave the club thrive (apart from unfortunate injuries), while those who join go backwards or stall. C. Martin, Surman, de Laet, Ayala, Butterworth... Compare Redmond, Tettey, Johnson, RvW, Whittaker, Olsson, Ruddy, Grabban (just for baguio!), NCFC may have become the Graveyard of Ambition. I suppose at least that`s something to aspire to. As Fagen says; our leaders do not always show themselves in a good light, thereby tarnishing the Club itself. They come across as a remote clique of Lotus Eaters who sack programme sellers while Lunch flambés.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • 57 - I agree with what you have to say about McNasty's huge salary and on the programme sellers episode. If I am allowed a little reminisce it reminded me of dear old Robert Chase making the ball boys pay for admission to the ground back in 1995. These things are also picked up by the national press and show the club in a poor way.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Whatever the merits in Neil staying or going, it seems a crying shame to me that when Ryan Bennett got injured at 1p5wich Bassong was out in the wilderness and then shipped out on loan. It also seems crazy that constant mention by supporters led to the WhittakerMartin situation of who plays where being resolved. A Sunday pub team manager would have spotted that many games ago. If the job is too much for Neil then drop him to number two and get an experienced figurehead in, don't go looking for someone to attempt to paper over the cracks.

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    NorwichAbs

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • i'm liking a big pair up front, now where 's Dolly Partons phone number. NO maybe not theres already enough of them on this board after reading some of the sillier comments.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Seems inevitable that if City do not deliver 6 points from their next two home games NA's position becomes untenable. In a results driven game managers live and die by their results and Neil has run out of luck these last 10 games so is now drinking in the last chance saloon. City should be capable of winning both these games 4-0 and if they do, then the pressure will be lifted. While the manager is held accountable for results on the pitch surely the CEO is responsible for the management appointments. How many more of these 'unsuccessful appointments' can our CEO make before his position is called into question ? If City don't get promoted this season should he himself do the honourable thing ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Regarding McNally's brief, Mich, I refer again to the statement released with the club's 2013\14 Annual Accounts, namely the number one priority is an immediate return to the Prem. Go back a year and it was to "retain PL status". In time we heard CH's brief was to stay out of the bottom three, which until sacked he was doing. It is not therefore the aims or briefs the club is getting wrong. Delivery is the problem. For me the constant in each demise we suffer is poor managerial appointments. Again we have a rookie in charge. I wish him well. I have my doubts.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • CanaryWest - I'm only interested (and worried) about the present and future of our club - reminisce all you want about the past but don't do it on here.

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    57charles

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Interesting exchange of views. It would be really good to know what McNally's brief is from the owners - that would certainly show us where the problem is. Tend to think it is the owners, as McNally was getting results with Lambert for 3 seasons, so what changed?

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    MichiganCanary

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • ???? "my solution is to save £1.6 million in an instant by dismissing the Chief Executive forthwith who took us down last season"...... Would that be the same chief executive who took us from League 1 to the Premier League in consecutive seasons and pretty much saved our club from insolvency? What a short memory you have!

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    CanaryWest

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Reputations ?What reputations. The majority of this bunch of players are failures. Not good enough to play in the premiership and not exactly setting the Chumpionship alight. CH was pilloried for his part in Citys downfall. The players were as much to blame.

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    norman hall

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Bury Yella Fella - I want McNally out because clearly we will be in the Championship now for at least the next 10 seasons and probably beyond (prepare for austerity) and we will have to economise - not the kind of economic solutions McNally has come up with since our relegation -e.g. sack programme sellers of 30 years standing to save a few shillings - my solution is to save £1.6 million in an instant by dismissing the Chief Executive forthwith who took us down last season and who renayed on his intention to see toytown City Stand extended by at least 4000 seats - he's drawing his wages whilst us supporters are watching our team and ultimately our club go down the pan - get out now McNally and save us all £1.6million and give back that programme seller of 30 years, her job. Complete and utter disgrace.

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    57charles

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • But 57 Charles, why do you want McNally out? He has little power of his own now and nor does Bowkett. The people totally running this clue are the majority shareholders. If you don't like whats happening and you want a change, they are the two to go. McNally and Bowkett did a fantastic job taking the club from the tip of disaster. They are not running the club any more.

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    Bury Yella Fella

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • To be quite candid, I'm fed up listening to these whitewash ramblings from Adams - they may well read good in print in the local rag and they may sound good on the local radio station but they don't cut it with NCFC supporters who can clearly see that this manager hasn't got a clue what he's doing - I don't think I've ever seen, in some 40 years, a Norwich City team with so much individual potential, perform so badly as a collective unit - and it's YOUR fault Adams - I demand that you get out now and take McNally with you.

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    57charles

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Adams has already been given two chances to turn things round: Last season and this. He failed. He should go while we still have a chance of going up, if you ask me. I know you didnt.

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    Cecil

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Maybe at its heart the problem is the overloaded football hierarchy? Perhaps a "football committee" just creates too many ideas, too many options, leading to confusion? A manager and head coach working together should be enough to deal with all aspects of the first team. A singularity of purpose may well be lacking at Carrow Road. Confusion could be the core element of the problem, which appears to manifest in several areas - training, tactics, team selection and set-up, motivation and an astute use of substitutions.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • For a couple of you on here who are saying Adams must go if we don't win the next two home games, I think you are living in dreamland. Impose your own deadlines if you want but get back to reality afterwards.Neil will be given every chance to turn it round and I hope he does.

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    NoggintheNog

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Who`s Houghton?? Maybe Neil is a Prisoner of destiny? Cheap shot at Holty there TB. I don`t think there is a "simple as" beyond that we simply don`t know what is the agenda of our stellar Board. Beyond running a business that brings them large stipends. They just love large stipends... The Great Season Ticket Revolt didn`t happen, did it? As if it would...

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • If a majority of supporters are unhappy about the way this club is being run, heard a rumour that we could not afford the likes of TP which is a ******* joke considering the type of club he has managed, I suggest that carrow road faithful who turn up rain or shine travel home and away, protest and give this club a kick up the backside stop paying for your season tickets , someone at this club is insulting you and promising something they cannot deliver. Sub standard managment , second class performaces by over-paid footballers !

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    thefox77

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • some of you have as much ambition as the board if you want grant holt as coach!At least he would teach them how to get easy free kicks and how to wind the opposition up,also they would know how to change a punctured wheel on their range rover sports I suppose.We need a manager with NA as coach,simple as.

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    tonyb

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • This looking for additions and alternatives to current coaching staff is only an interesting diversion in the absence of real news from the club. Most people recognise Neil Adams as a good coach but see that he has, at least temporarily, lost his way as manager. So does he need a new"number two" to coin a phrase or take a step down himself. Culverhouse didn't exactly cover himself in glory at villa. Pulis has a good record of keeping workmanlike clubs in the premiership through playing what can politely be termed counter attacking football. Which is why the Grant Holt and Dublin suggestions have merit.

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    Green man

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Ok, I'll get off my Pulis soap box for a mo. Trevor Keith suggests Culverhouse as number two and makes valid points for so doing. Is it likely to happen? How would Holt feel? Come to that does Adams want a new number two? Maybe the club needs a new number one. Who is number 6? Patrick McGoohan, send for Pulis. Oops, gone full circle.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Getting rid of Houghton and replacing him with Adams was to quote mr walkers crisps "BONKERS" as has now been proved!

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    borderman

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Of course we all get tired of the Neil Adams rallying calls put out every day but isn't that whats expected of him and the players. Do you expect them to come out with a negative outlook- of course notThey know actions speak louder than words but the club and media expect it from them and they trot out the usual stuff even they most wished they could just get on with playing football. On the other hand the board say nothing , maybe because they let the footballing side of things be handled by the manager, coaches & players, is it so hard for some of you to grasp that?

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    NoggintheNog

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • For some reason my reply to SwissCan`s comment, ref Bonnie Tyler & heroes, was ethered. All I tried to say was that a big pair up front would be difficult to handle.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • How very sad. Physiothera pist was the offensive word. Is this book-burning season? (Good one organized in Briston, Btw).

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • NMTD; we are 17 games into the season. That`s 37%. Quite a bit more than a quarter (25%). LincsCan is spot on ref. TP. He would definitely tick Bowkett`s "Impatience Box". I have `inside info` that the plan is to move Neil aside to coaching the First Team, while Hyacinth takes over as ipso facto Manager. You know it makes sense. Fry is to be Club Physiotherap!st, Delia Nutritionist and Phillips Press Liaison Person. Machianalli moves over to fill the shortage in programme-selling and half-time forking about. Michael is going to hover above everything, while The Puppet Man takes overall control of finances. He knows how to pull strings... OTBC. IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • NMTD; we are 17 games into the season. That`s 37%. Quite a bit more than a quarter, aka 25%. LincsCan is spot on ref. Pulis. He would definitely tick Bowkett`s "Impatience Box". I have `inside info` that the plan is to move Neil `down` to coaching the First Team, while Hyacinth takes over as ipso facto Manager. You know it makes sense. Fry is to be Club Physiotherapist, Delia Nutritionist and Phillips Press Liaison Person. Machianalli moves over to fill the shortage in programme-selling and half-time forking about. Michael is going to hover above everything, while The Puppet Man takes overall control of finances. He knows how to pull strings... OTBC. IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Get steve clarke NOW!! Our team is broken and it aint going to be fixed by the present coaching team.Nothing personal to neil and really wanted it to work,but we cant waste no more time@

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    Manning's bandy legs

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • For me, the man to bring in as a number two is Culverhouse as I have said a couple of times already on this site. He has demonstrated that he prefers to work as a No 2, knows our club well and is currently out of work. He has a reputation for being a hard task master and suffers slacker lightly so must be worth a try.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • And well said True Blue.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Ether abounds again today. Short version. Agree with Michigan. Adams already has eleven backroom staff. Why burden him with two rookies. What's Martin Peters doing? For heavens sake. As for anti-Pulis tribe. He is available and capable of what everyone on here seems to want.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • What ho budgies, Canaryinsloviania, spot on, good manager helps as MM shows, no budget and yet.... What we have is a gem hunter having said that all teams will have a bad run in this division and you are still handleing it better than both Fulham and Cadiff (although both those clubs have reacted and made a change, it may be the good start to the season was the worst thing that could happen to you) my point is 2 wins on the bounce and you will be right back up there so I wouldnt throw the baby out with the bathwater just yet. Consisatency over the last 2 years has been out key and it was the same for you when Lambo was in charge. The issue you have is that the NCFC boards record is appaling, apart from Lambo who was the last decent appointment they made? Mike Walker? Pray for Malky budgies or indeed Pulis if you can get him, it wont be pretty but it will be effective, I should know, used to live in Stoke. Anyway i'll shut up because i'm not here to depress you, just to say dont panic it can all chnage in 180 mins

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Adams already has eleven backroom staff including Holt, Tony Parks and Darren Huckerby who have considerable top level experience. The idea of bringing in Grant Holt and Dublin has no merit. They have less experience of running a football club than Adams. You might as well ask what Martin Peters is doing these days. As for the anti-Pulis brigade, you mean you don't want an experienced manager who is available, a hard task master, organiser, motivator, capable of establishing in the PL a club with a low budget, taking them to a cup final, and rescuing a club who last season looked doomed before Xmas. You are probably right though greenman, he wouldn't come here because this club takes relegation and early cup exits in its stride. Pulis would hate that.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Although Grant Holt played a heroes role ant Carrow Rd. for a few seasons and did a charismatic job of captaining the club, I do not think he is thek right person to bring in as coach. We need proven experience to drive the players to perform. I don't think we should risk another "no experience" person no matter how much of a club legend. Not fair to him or the fans.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Good ideas from Stew P. Grant Holt could be a great addition to the managementcoaching staff. Or how about Dion Dublin who in the past has shown an interest in that route? Not sure what he's doing now. But certainly not Pulis - not that he'd come anyway.

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    Green man

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Plenty of managers blame the players if the players are at fault, and that's not unreasonable. After a failure on the first day of the season, we went on to have a flying start and it has stalled of late. Given that Adams probably didn't have a dramatic change in philosophy, tactics or strategy in going from a great run to an awful one, it seems reasonable to pay more attention to what the players are doing than what the manager is. We lost against Forest because our players switched off near the end of the game and brief spells of falling asleep have been a common theme this season. I'm quite sure NA is telling them not to and once they're on the pitch there's little control he has over it. It seems to me that the extent of most people's opinions on football goes beyond managerial recruitment and it seems to dominate discussion whatever team you support. Blooming daft.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Agreed Stew. It seems Adams may not have the gravistas to command respect from everyone. Like you I am not calling for his head. The problem was created by The Board making bold statements about an immediate return to the Pl then appointing a rookier to do the job. Not Neil's fault. He is a City man and was of course flattered to be offered there job and why not? But having made the decision to appoint an internal rookie, the Board has now to sort out the problem it has created.As you say Adams badly needs an influential and experienced mentor. The problem is: how many of those rightly qualified would take on a post which, in essence, would be as his Number Two?

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • …..It's 2.25pm now and have just got back from re-navigating the fine City of Norwich1...Happy to see so many of you trying to develop my early morning thoughts on this story!....I do wish that instead of so much negativity from the 'Sack Adams' brigade, they would instead offer a positive idea and a reason for installing a different man...Not Pulis please!....It seems to me that Neil is having trouble controlling his senior men, those that have failed the club during the last couple of years, and should use whatever he has, to bring them into line !...A strong 2nd in command could be the answer, and if at all possible , I would head for Wigan or Huddersfield and sound out GRANT HOLT.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • The International break has come at the RIGHT TIME Mr Adams. Our team is broken and needs the time for you to attempt to repair it.

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    A fine city

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Many good comments here, which altogether pretty much identify the issues. I agree with trevor keith - most of the squad who failed so miserably last season are still here and appear to have a complacency complex. Added to which we have a rookier manager who is making mistakes and seems to find it hard to understand them and act decisively. Lots of rhetoric but never backed up by decisive action. Today's is just the latest in a series of comments from Adams which, while sounding bullish, carry very little actual bite. After 17 games a clear picture is emerging: one that shows we are not as good we were led to believe on the pitch. Adams cannot seem to work out his best team or formation and continues down the same path even though it is obvious from the stands that it is not working or going to work. Our early season form flattered to deceive but now reality has dawned. No need to go into the individual flaws in our game. Most people here know them only too well.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Supporters certainly seem less willing to accept relative failure these days but I suspect part of that is because we are the most expensive team to support in the Championship so expect success. Likewise, I suspect our players and possibly manager are amongst the highest paid at this level to boot. One thing is certain, we are not getting full value for money right now so something needs to change very quickly. Hopefully NA has the answer.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Our reputation is one that is based on getting regelated, then expecting most of same group to start winning games plus having the ability to drop out of cup competitions with a whimper. The club is deluded to thinks anyone fears us.

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    A fine city

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • The contrast with Ipswich is a stark reminder of appointing a good manager. Low budget compared with City, but above us. McNally has made too many mistakes, he must go now and take the rest of the useless Board with him

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • MB - Lambert also said "It's a long, long season and we're not even by the first quarter yet in the league, ... There is a mile to go and we'll keep going." ............. a nice little reality check perhaps we should all take stock of OTBC WHINIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Everyone in the club know the present situation and if City do not win both of the upcoming home games Adams must go and a concerted effort must be made to get some decent players lined up for the new year merry go round. Fans are paying good money again for dross. No wonder football clubs sell season tickets because if not City would be playing to an almost empty ground by now. I for one wouldn't be bothering to make a 30 odd mile round trip to see them in their present mood of lack of trying . Unless things swiftly improve and I can go from the ground happy that the team made every effort to entertain the long suffering fans this will be my last season I will be paying out a lump sum to watch them. This is the 3rd season now that the fans have been short changed and have had to watch a poor 2nd division standard team of no hopers.

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    goldie

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • If City don't deliver Six Points by way of home fixtures on 22nd & 29th November - I think NA will be walking the plank. I think the pressure on McNally and the Board will be too much and - lord forbid, we don't take maximum points from these two games - they will have to act decisively and serve up a Thanksgiving Sacrifice in the form of a head on a silver platter ! I hope it doesn't happen, but if it does, then it has to be the sensible solution and the sooner the better. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • We need a hero, cue Bonny Tyler....

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • PPPS. I`ll never forget Lambo growling menacingly at some limp local journo: "Ye`re nay expairctin` me tae crutacaise mai playuurs `cos they drew a game ae futeball?" (After the 1-1 draw with Preston in which Adam Drury scored the equalizer for PNE).

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • PPS. They should put Hyacinth in charge of all football matters.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • I feel like singing a mournful version of "High Noon". I`m a Tex Ritter wreck, Lobbo. ;-) PS. Bring back Elliott Bennett!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • All this talk from Adams is wearing very thin and is meaningless. If - if - he really means what he says why does he keep playing players out of form? Are too many of his new recruits a waste of money? Less bluster and more action on the pitch please. He is starting to sound if he is thrashing around in the dark.

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    andy

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Over a third of the way into the season and Adams still doesn't know what his best starting eleven or formation should be. He's only just worked out that Martin is a better right back than Whittaker. No wonder his players don't know whether they are coming or going.

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    jigs69

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Adams has every right to blame the players, they are the ones on the pitch, being very well paid to bring results

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    Derek McDonald

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Don't know about the rest of you on here but, and Mr Adams take note,i'm getting sick and tired of the same boring and repetitive excuses. Fightbacks!!!! We should be putting the majority of teams in this league to the sword but unfortunately i do not feel you have tactical nous to execute this act!!

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    Manning's bandy legs

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • This is poor form from Adams. A weak manager blaming his players. Just what is happening to this club???

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    Bury Yella Fella

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Same ol'... same ol'... not very rhetorical but it'll do for me. Instead of talking, DO something man. Very few of us want you to fail - certainly not me - so go justify our faith in you while you still can.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Most of these players failed to make it as Premiership players as they got the club relegated, so to continue to think of themselves as superior players to those in the championship is nonsense. Right now, their task is to prove they are even up to championship level and of late they are failing on that front as well. Given Ruddy's loss of form recently, I cannot think of one player who could claim to be Premiership standard at present. I will be more than happy if any of our squad now go out and prove me wrong.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Are you preparing a statement Lobbo or were you being rhetorical?

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    cutty

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • WARNING WARNING...Incoming Rhetoric

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the bread-knife. Get the bug'ers in the centre of defence to stop ball watching and look around a bit more.

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    cutty

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • .....at 8am on a Thursday morning, and from the comfort of a nice warm bed, I can only say that Neil knows the score regarding the egos of our ex Premiership wonder men...They give the impression that they only have to turn up, don their kit and all will happen along the way!...Far too much complacency!...Neil must get rid of the non achievers and replace them with the wanna bees on lower wages and good incentives!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

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