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Video: Frustration of Norwich City fans and players boils over on Twitter after defeat by Reading

16:24 30 November 2014

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Norwich City's Michael Turner looks dejected during the Sky Bet Championship match defeat at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

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Frustration over Norwich City’s Championship slump boiled over in the aftermath of yesterday’s home defeat at the hands of Reading - with chief executive David McNally berated by an angry group of fans and goalkeeper John Ruddy caught up in a row on social media.

Neil Adams’s Canaries surrendered an early Gary Hooper goal to lose 2-1 to the Royals at Carrow Road, with fans booing at the final whistle.
And some supporters chanted ‘What a waste of money’ at the club’s chief executive outside the director’s entrance to the ground.

Mr McNally took to Twitter to state: “For all the messages about today not being good enough & the players reaction at the end of the game being disappointing. I completely agree.”

But goalkeeper John Ruddy, who pledged his future to the club after the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League, sparked a row with a comment on Twitter.

The shot-stopper had been singled out by some sections of the Carrow Road crowd following an error in yesterday’s game and wrote: “5 years of LOYAL service for this club & that’s how some fans act after a couple of bad performances. #Disappointed.”

That comment was retweeted more than 250 times, with some supporters backing the England goalkeeper’s stance and others criticising him.

One supporter (@darrylb1995) then tweeted that the Canaries number one was only in it for the money, to which Ruddy responded: “As if to prove my point. If it was about £££££ then I would have left ages ago.”

But his comments sparked anger with some supporters. @BenNewton13 tweeted: “1 win in 10 is NOT “a couple of bad performances”! Take a look in the mirror before pointing your finger at the fans!”

And @Norwichtalkcom said: “It isn’t just “a couple” though is it John, we are in relegation form!”

However, other fans defended the goalkeeper. @imnotevenjack said: “Ruddy has a point, ironic cheering of saves, booing a sub. It’s all unnecessary, and none [of] it will make the team play better.”

And @NichStarling said: “The TEAM has had 9 poor performances, at least, this season. But the abuse you are getting is unrepresentative of most fans.”

“Chin up big man. We know you’ve got the quality in you. Ignore the muppets”, said @adamconor.

109 comments

  • Why do you think PL walked out ambition that's why and this useless board dream of but will not pay for nobody expect to put the club back into dept . No this board have got money in back they want more and that is one of biggest problem in life greed the more in the club bank the more in thair pockets.but it's not theirs it belongs to NCFC

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Obi wan aka Pale Japanese sash. Sher is a Persian word for lion. Bring back Ron Saunders and the glory days of 72. He took no nonsense.

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    Pondlife

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • CaleB you have got it wrong it's not the fans they want wants best for this club and be back in the premeirship and stay there, its this hopeless board can never make the right choice because they wouldn't pay for and top manager becauce of a top mangers ambitions in witch this board lack of ambition.

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • John norton it's not up to McNally who sacked is smith and the chairman and 3 others McNally just do the Delia and the chair mans dirty work when it come to sacking

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Pound life you sher do a load of sh----t

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • D McDonald you say keep faith with Adams the same way the board did with Hughton Adams had a change to keep us up but never won a match get real.

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Wel said Dave. I 100% agree with you it ashame some of these think fans can't see it or don't want to afraid of the unknown nd change like this useless board of mad hatters.

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Wel said Dave. I 100% agree with you it ashame some of these think fans can't see it or don't want to afraid of the unknown nd change like this useless board of mad hatters.

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    Obi-wan

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Just watched the video clip on this page. For those so-called grown men who thought it necessary to stand outside the door and hurl abuse at McNally whilst terrifying an elderly lady; well, you really should be ashamed of yourselves. Give yourselves a pat on the back - you are all obviously proper hard men. Thankfully you represent only a small faction of the less intelligent supporter at CR.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • jops........all the usual names then? the same ones that get rolled out for each and every managerial vacancy.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • I was there on Saturday and witnessed the booing and chanting following the final whistle. Personally I thought it was pathetic. The atmosphere from kick-off was totally flat and sometimes Norwich fans you need to get behind your team when they're going through a tough patch - not constantly berate them. Confidence is already low and am concerned that the weaker characters in the squad may be adversely affected by this. As for those who find it necessary to criticise John Ruddy under the guise of a 'tweet', whatever do you think its going to achieve? You've obviously forgotten what he had done for us. Get behind Ruddy and the rest of team or I can see this getting a whole lot worse.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • one amswer dont go empty stadium they will do something

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    DAVE

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • That list jops is not too different to when the board was scouring the planet and discovered Adams was better than any. I too would be comfortable with Hoddle except he's ring rusty. Moyes, why would he? Pulis still the one for me. Organiser, motivator, established Stoke in PL, miracle at Palace. His style not to anyone's liking? Fine, stick with what we have and see where it takes us.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • I wonder what it would have taken to keep PL here and how much both he and DM are regretting his move now.. NA may be a good championship level manager in about 2 years time... maybe prem level in 4 years... can we afford to wait that long... I dont think so... i cant stomach another 10 years plus stint stuck in this division should it all go horribly wrong... the potential new managers linked with us on thesackrace.com are:Pulis, Zola, Sherwood, Culverhouse, Oscar Garcia, Rosler, Moyes, Curbishley, Hoddle, Ralf Rangnick, Steve Clarke, Worthy and of course Phelan... some good names in there (Hoddle please)

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    jops

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Footballers assault young ladies, and often men sometimes they kick a ball, this is a game played by kids, not adults that cry when they lose, grow up.

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    b.barker

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • The frustration over this silly game normally played in playgrounds or parks bewilders me, football is very pathetic, grow up kids.

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    b.barker

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Yes a huge debit on the P&L account for Mcnallys wages might technically be treated as an asset for accounting purposes, an asset he is not! his decisions are a constantly liability on the club , GET OUT McNally

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • If you haven't already seen it the post on the Pinkun message board headed Sunday quiz is absolutely brilliant and sums it up for me.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Ruddy s finally realised what we all knew Norwich fans worst in country. Never mind he 'll be gone in January You'll be down in may.

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    caleb

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • meant called not cold. but who cares least of our problems.

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    NCFC1978

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Wigan will be rubbing their hands at playing us next an easy three points they will be thinking. We have forgotten how to win which is scary and even tho the manager picks the team and plays players out of position the lads on the day should still have it in them to get a result. I don't agree with where some of the players are playing and some of the sub decisions but its 11 v 11 so cold men at the end of the day. bunch of p.ssy's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    NCFC1978

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Patrick it is not one point dropped, it is 30 points dropped plus an embarrassing cup defeat where the manager changed the entire team and lost momentum just to avoid the cup distraction that has harmed Bournemouth and Derby

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Essex it was something I read in the Evening News but it might have been lost somewhere in translation that is why I said "I think" What I was trying to say was that it was to do with the year before as it was paid last season and not related to last season

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Suffolkcanary: I am not an ITFC fan, I am not Delia. I hope I see a wider view: if the team wins a game, the manager is God's gift, if they lose he HAS to go. It's not easy position to be in. Much of it I think has to do with leadership, and many of those who scream for blood at one dropped point are probably not leadership material either. Finding the solution isn't easy, but sacking isn't always the answer.

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Sorry to upset you Obi Wan. Didn't realise Pullisyphyls were so sensitive.The only word I can find to complete you assessment of my views is shallot. Mine did well this year. Could you be saying I know my onions ( an idiomatic way of saying I know what I am talking about )

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Johnny H. Can you quote your sources. I dont think that was clear from the responses at the AGM and if what you say is true I think the Chairmans response would have referred to the bonuses of other employees. Thanks 57charles and Steely Dan. Keep this train arollin.

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    essex canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Where is the arrogant Mellow_Yellow (not to be confused with MellowYellow) to tell everybody that they are wrong and he is right.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Charles - I admire your tenacity regarding the McNasty and programme sellers fiasco. Most people on here say that it does not matter but I think it does. I reckon that this time next year Mr McNasty will have a considerably higher bank balance than the club.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I see Ruddy responded very quickly to Twitter, it's a pity his responses weren't half as quick, when he was between the sticks.

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    Unemployed and Luvin it.

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • McNally should refund our club £1.6million + £367K = £1.967million, give the programme seller of 30+ years who he sacked because of financial cutbacks due to relegation, her job back, clear his desk out to-morrow morning at 09.00 hours sharp and GET OUT of Carrow Road.

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    57charles

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Just seen the comments about the bonus. I think this was his reward for getting the finances back on track which came because we reached the Premiership and stayed there. Any future bonus would I expect be affected by relegation and how we respond

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Little Chris - I can't see how calling us one of the bigger clubs in the country is smug it shows the opposite if anything. We are bigger than most but act like a little club. Which scale would you use to make us a small club? There are 10 to 12 clubs who are clearly bigger and another 10 to 20 about the same size. There are 92 clubs in the league and most are smaller than us. This is based on crowds, potential support, recent years in the top flight budget etc. When we didn't have money in this division we were told that we can not compete with those that do and now we have money we are told it makes no difference. We don't sack every three months we made a bad appointment this time but we gave Hughton plenty of time and he was quite rightly not under pressure for over a year which is good these days. We made bad appointments the last two times we were relegated and lost money and nearly went into receivership both times, assuming that the same won't happen again is what I call smug. We will cover our costs with parachute money and 26,000 crowds but not when they run out

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Superfan59. I think you should address that question to the chairman or majority owners at NCFC. I intend to do so and hope others will join me.

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    essex canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The buck should stop at McNally and he should take a walk.

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    John L Norton

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Obi-wan`s comments are exquisite. I specially like "D Johnson up yours". Class. To norman hall, I say that there was a lot of squit on the boards last season when an Archiepoll showed that 60% or something of Season Ticket Holders were going to vote with their feet. Though based on a small statistical sample, that would have meant the loss of about 13,000 supporters. Oh yeah, right... This is more than mere football; it`s a way of escaping domestic drudgery and having a few bevvies. Even watching Bambi Whittaker stumbling about is better than B&Q or Carpetrite. Was that right?? IZAL.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Essex------What did he get the bonus for ?????

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    superfan59

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Advice to supporters. Read reports of this weeks AGM. Consider how you would feel if your worked for a company in which the big boss gets a 50% bonus and everyone else gets a wage cut. Now consider whether you should be blaming the players or the team management?

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    essex canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Patrick I can only assume that either you are an ITFC fan or you are Delia. You are as entitled to your opinion as anyone else but I don't think you will find many to support you. I do not condone the loutish behaviour yesterday but to some extent the NCFC board brought this on themselves by appointing a rookie manager at such an important time then telling us they had scoured Europe to find him. They compounded it by not acting after the Forest game when he should have gone. NA is a good man but he is not a football manager. It is clear for all to see except perhaps our board and the odd happy clapper. If you have set off in the wrong direction there is no point in keeping going.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • How many times do I have to post on here that Adams has to go - he's a radio pundit, not a football manager. If any idiots on here retort 'yeah, all very well but who can we replace him with?' - I would admit 'I don't know' - the person whose job it is to know gets paid £1.6million and a nice little pat on the back in the form of a £367K bonus - please get out now Mr McNally before you cause further damage to our club - clearly you are as clueless as Adams.

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    57charles

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Its a real dilemma that on one hand we must not panic and on the other we cannot let the poor form and lack of confidence continue without taking some kind of action--- like we did last season. I do think Mel Lacey and the malaga flier both made very strong relevant comments with which I totally agree.. As forJR whom I believe has been a fantastic keeper arguing his case on social media cuts no ice with me. All players will suffer a loss of form or confidence at some point in their career. He does look overweight though. Is NA tough enough to drop him and give the boy from Diss a chance. I thought at the start of the season we were beginning to play fast passing football to feet but this loss of confidence is causing us to try and play air balls. The late great Brian Clough had a saying "If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass up there.”

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    Ruby

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Dave: 'must HAVE been...' not 'of'. And Obi Wan: nice intelligent contribution to the comments - it's not a discussion. Cutty: of course the manager bears some of the responsibility .. but not all if the players ignore him when they go onto the field of play.

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Anyone who says on here that Adams must go should join with the rest of the rowdy herd and form a committee and do the management job. Clearly, because they ALL know better and could ALL do a better job, City would be back in the Premiership in a couple of weeks' time. Simple.

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Derek Mc if you just want to sit back and hope then fine, but I want some action. Adams clearly should never have been given the job in the first place. Now we are in a downwards spiral, heading rapidly to League One. And don't think we're too good for relegation because we're not.

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    Bookface

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Wake up and smell the coffee board. The fans have just had enough. It's not about waiting to see if things improve with Phelan, it's about acting before they get any worse, which they will unless Adams goes. One win in 10, one clean sheet in 13! In those 10 games we played one good side who were in form, Boro, and we know what happened there. Before the Brighton game, Adams asked fans to see where we were after the next 3 home games from which he was targeting 7 points minimum, and he's delivered one point out of 6. Look at the teams below us who are all on the up, Fulham,Leeds,Brum,Bolton and I can only see it getting worse unless the Board act. Oh yes, and all those sides have changed manager recently-doesn't seem to have hurt them does it? I still believe we have a good squad (if not CH must have done a much better job than we thought). If the squad are under performing or lacking motivation it comes down to the manager. This is one of the worst times I can remember in 50 years of support in terms of unfulfilled potential. It must not be allowed to continue.

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    Alan Black's Back

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The management left it too late last time before they acted. It would appear they have learnt nothing from that mistake. Either get a new manager, or City will slide even further down the table.

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    BG

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • If you have a weak manager that quickly spreads throughout the team. Instead of prolonging the agony for weeks the board must bite the bullet and remove nice Mr Adams asap. Appoint a proper manager who is not a coach and move on. No more internals please. Actions are wanted now not words.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The stats for Ruddy over the last 4 games does not make good reading that is for sure. M'Boro, 6 shots on target 4 scored, Forrest 3 on target 2 scored, Brighton 5 on target 3 scored, Reading 4 on target 2 scored and so nearly a third. 18 shots on target 11 goals conceded makes very sober reading that is for sure, something needs to change before next Saturday I fear.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Fans pay money to watch players so have every right to have their say,whether its positive or negative.Take the good with the bad,or if you cant take the bad,switch the bl##dy thing off!

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    tonyb

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • We don't need Roy Keane or Dennis Wise, or Tony Pullis, all ex sacked managers, stick with what we have got, and hope the players start earning there wages

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Although I thought Ruddy was at fault for at least two goals conceded against Brighton, I am not totally convinced he should be blamed yesterday. Having watched both goals we conceded yesterday in slow motion, it is blatantly clear that Turner was tasked with marking Cooper. For the first goal, Cooper totally out jumped Turner but we had a player, probably Howson on the near post. Unfortunately he also failed to react but without doubt impeded Ruddy from getting to the ball. Yes Ruddy tried to get to the ball for the second goal and just failed to make contact but Cooper was given a clean header as Turner was not tightly marking him and failed to even get off the ground. What must change, is we must select a back four and stick with it. Martin at right back not centre back, Turner right CB one of the so far unseen centre backs at left CB and Olson at left back. It does not help Ruddy to see his defence changed every game that is for sure.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Poor John Ruddy! ! How awful for him to have the supporters expect him to perform like a top goalkeeper! What pressure! Perhaps he could help the situation by not looking a stone overweight and totally unfit. Perhaps he could get to a cross and catch it or punch it away. Perhaps he could help himself if he didn't try to throw the ball in his own net. 5 years loyal service will count for naught if you do not at the very least , TRY!

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • When we are playing garbage like Michael Turner and Gary Hooper who would struggle in League 2 and not to mention far below it, I'm not sure what people think was going to happen...

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    jaemae2 .

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • What about Denis Wise for manager!, he is surplus to requirements and has not got a bad record, got Millwall to fa cup final and European football, and was doing pretty well with leeds before leaving to join Newcastle, cant be any worse then what we have got

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    Cockney.canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Poor ruddy you can't blame him for all of this the defence is poor you should not have to tell a defender how to defend as this is his job as the same of the rest of the players. I think the manager don't have a enuff balls to be a senior manager put him back to were he was were he is good

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    kevinb

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The Board has for many years been an elitist social club.

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    irongloves

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Does anyone listen to that appeasing garbage argued on Radio Norfolk football phone in.They must vet the callers,or are they on the clubs salaried HR staff.

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    PaulH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • There is probably negative psychology at work here. The squad that got us relegated without as much as a whimper were by and large retained. In addition we made an internal appointment to fill the manage's shoes. Those two things together may have conspired to retain so much of the negativity which prevailed for much of last season and carry it forward into this season. Yes we had a good start but even then we were not that convincing. And after eight or so games we started to get found out and the brittle spirit within the team re-emerged, leading to the current malaise. Also, this hasn't been helped by a decision to appoint a football committee when really what was needed was a lot of new blood in the team, a manager from outside the club and number two who should also have come from outside , helping lay the ghosts of 1013-14. The psychological scars have manifested in players showing nerves, uncertainty, lack of composure, resulting in poor individual and collective displays from back to front. The pattern has, unfortunately, now been set and is ingrained and won't be easily overcome or removed. Only new blood or a massive reversal in our form is likely to counter it. Which is likely? At present and sadly it seems to be neither.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • What about Roy Keane as manager...he knows Phelan very well

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    Henry

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Well , if you use social media its wonderful to get lovely comments on how superb your performance is and how great you are ! Now things have changed, a series of poor performances , lets face it unless you had your head in the sand we did not play that well when we were top of the league , we were getting out of jail so to speak and was not going to be long before we were worked out. As for Mr John Ruddy and other NCFC players in the "bubble" of not living in the real world a lot of us normal people who earn a little more than minimum wage and those who pay to watch using the direct debut system, are entitled to criticize you whether you like it or not, there is no loyalty in the average mans employment world , bosses will sack you at a moments notice if you do not perform , it does not matter if you have 5 months , 5 years or 25 years service ( Mr Bryan Gunn ) . Please Mr Ruddy if cant take social media comments don't use it , or find another club.

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    thefox77

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • anyone belived adams was going to do a good job must of been in dream land. until delia and her band of hang on fans go this club will never progress.

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    DAVE

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Calling other fans smug then stating we are one of the biggest clubs in the country? Possibly slight hypocricy there? And on whose scale? Let's just sack our manager every three months and hope for the best. It's worked wonders else where.

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    Little Chris

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • El Dingo. I feel you have made my point for me. You just want ex players as board members do you? How many boards around the country are made up of ex players? The club is also a business and needs be managed like one to ensure its stable future. I also assume you've got all the answers and if youwere in charge we would be top half of prem? We are a mmedium sized club in the same sort of footing as a dozen or more others, all of whom believe they have a right to be in the premier league.

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    Little Chris

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Pound life you talk a load of sh---t

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Poundlife D Johnson, you name a better manager who would turn it around and would come here ?

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • By the way I think Ruddy was talking about his 2 poor performances rather than the others when he has been one of our few performing players and yes he and Martin have given us good service so it is a shame to see players and customers (in other words fans) falling out so another problem for the club to sort out

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Quick poll result - no we do not have the most fickle fans but we do have the most smug. What evidence is there that we will stay financially secure if we stay down? Managerial change at other clubs and our Board accepted that they should have made a change earlier last season. The game has changed you do not stick with a manager when it is not working. I keep hearing fans saying we should be positive but they are using that as a way of saying they are scared of change, they will turn on Adams when he goes. I would say the ones who want change are the positive ones as they think there is hope. Although we are not Man Utd we are one of the bigger clubs in the country and should see the results. The appointment of Adams was Peter Grant revisited

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Just another shit game and we will no doubt we will see more before this board act and drop a few more place as we know Smith will keep faith in Adams until it's to late the same as Hughton.

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • D Johnson up yours

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Pulis being linked with Leicester City.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Agree TK. Forward's these days seem to get away with climbing over defenders. Benteke last season is a fine example. His goal led to our relegation. Those 3 Villa points saved them. Who will go first. PL or NA....;-)

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    sharky

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The weaknesses are there for all to see since the defeat at Shrewsbury.It can only be hoped that the new AdamsPhelan combination works quickly to address them as the StringerWilliams combo did.Two heads need to better than one.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Just back from the weekly golf game and played with a town fan today, he was happy, but sympathised with me , wondering why the best squad in that league was being led by an inexperienced manager. Then a wicked grin and said he hoped NA would stay as Norwich would be no threat at the business end of the league.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I'm thoroughly enjoying the rugby. It's called value for money.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • @ Derek I am only as good as the info I get. @Little Chris we must have the most football ignorant Board in Britain. We were so close to establishment in the Prem and they blew it. And have no idea how to put it right. They are not football people. Can you imagine Bowkett on the wing crossing to Phillips? End of, really.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • We clearly have no leadership and have not had since Grant Holt left. This linked with a manager who does not appear to be able to motivate his players means that there is nobody to pick the players up and get that extra 10% to turn a match around. This is a slump and will take a big change to stop it. At the end of the season we may well RUE the goals Jacob Murphy has scored for Blackpool.

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    waclor

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I see the village Idiots were out in force last night.

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    NCFC4LIFE

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Any keeper would struggle playing behind the most inept defence city have ever had, why buy 3 centre backs and hardly play them, i see this as another faliure from the board for appointing an unproven manager, get adams out now, pulis has his feet up at home, lets give him a call !!!!!!!!!!!! ADAMS OUT!!!!!!

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    dannyotbc

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Sharky, I presume from your comments that you sit down in the Barclay end, so were able to see the goals close up. As I sit the far end of the Jarrold, I could only see the goals from afar yesterday. Yes you are right in that left or right footed should make little difference to a centre back pairing, but for me, Turner never looks as good playing to the left and certainly does not form a partnership with Martin. Martin is too undisciplined to play centre back, he is too often caught out up the field, does not man mark when required (Rooney goal for England for example) and is not the greatest header of the ball. That said, he played very well at Right back against Brighton so why move him to centre back. We really need to find a settled centre back pairing and stick with it for a few games. Soft Penalty apart, I did not think Hooliveld played that badly against Brighton. Even when I later saw it on the TV the view was too far out to see why it was given, perhaps you got a better view from your seating position. Meahwhile, there is little point getting on big John's back he simply needs more protection and to refind his earlier form.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • We have to make a change now..If a new man comes in and gives us an instant lift like happens so often, then we still have time to turn this around. What we need is an experienced manager..However he would also have to be promised funds in January to bring in his own players. Will the Board provide the funding to change management and strengthen the Team? Wasn't there word that Zola was interested in the summer?..he's still out of work

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    Irish canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Quick poll - do we have the most fickle fans in the Country? People like El-dingo et al so quick to blame Delia, or McNally. No one was complaining when we got promoted to the premiership. I, personally, would rather us stay a family club on a secure financial footing that has its ups and downs than turn into a Portsmouth who risk everything for a quick bit of success but eventually end up in tatters. All these "fans" could definitely run the club better and have definitely put an equivalent amount of their wealth into the club as Delia, I'm sure.

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    Little Chris

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • This is getting very ugly indeed. Like most of the team Ruddy is lacking confidence. Whilst I feel change is needed berating McNally and Ruddy, two assets to the club, is not the way forward. We need a change of board and a solid direction for the club. (and a change of manager)

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    MellowYellow

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The manager has been changed , the level of opposition has dropped drastically. Yet, we are faced with exactly the same position as this time last season. Unable to win and slipping weekly lower and lower. The players ,in the main, are the only constant. Not good enough for the premiership and proving not good enough for the championship. There seems to be no fight, drive or great skill. The same basic errors being made week in and week out. There needs to be serious rebuilding of the squad and a lot of the high end earners let go. and a new manager. There is obviously some serious problems behind the scenes at the club. The board are ultimately responsible to give of their best for the club. At the moment they seem content to keep City highly solvent and wallowing in the mire. In the knowledge that no matter what division City play in, we the supporters will keep on coming through the turnstiles. Or maybe not.

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    norman hall

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • El Dingo if Ruddy is carrying a knock, then why is he playing, simple as that

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • NOT Pullis. A pub side manager at best.

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Mr Ruddy, 11 goals conceded in four games, then selective howlers such as Birmingham's first that squirmed out of your grasp. You must be a shoe-in for the Euros. Unfortunately the GK position at CR is symptomatic across the park - anyone can play consistently poorly in this team and still get selected under NA.

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    NorwichAbs

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Obi-Wan if you think Pulis would drop own to a Mid Table Second tier club after what he achieved at Stoke and Palace you need your head testing.

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    Derrick Johnson

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Perhaps. John. we should be thankful that Premiership goal line technology was not still in place.

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I agree with Canarywest, David McNally could probably afford to walk away even without a job to go to but, what good would that do us? I am as p****d off as anyone else after yesterday. I thought at least we would come out and rip into Reading but we all know what actually did happen. No passion, no fight, no will to win the first ball let alone the second, no will to win at all. Oh and Russell Martin don't make comments like last week " we are coming for you" because to do that the team does have to actually have to turn up. After that performance from everybody the team should give their pay to children in need.

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    Egyptian canary

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Oh dear TK left foot right foot again. Whats that got to do with Ruddy being blocked for the first goal and Turner being fouled. However I did say before the last two games. If we failed, which we have. Something drastic has to be done.

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    sharky

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Mr Adams is now very unconvincing on both all aspects of football performance and media too ! He is obviously just saying what he thinks will pacify the masses of fans who are quite rightly annoyed. His media handling of the arrival of Mike Phelan only served to further weaken his own position. Stating that Phelan would motivate and demand respect from the players.Sorry Neil ....but shouldn't you be able to do this ?!....

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    Stephen

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Since when was 9 bad results out of 10 "a couple" John? I don't like the fans having a go but after an unexpectedly good start there has not been much to cheer about.Especially when many of our bad results have been down to good goalkeeping displays by opposition goalies

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The brutal truth is that McNally simply got lucky with the appointment of Paul Lambert -the circumstances demonstrate even that was not one which could have been given much considerstion. Whilst I would not condone mob rule it is now long past the time to properly listen to the immense frustrations with the palpable lack of strategic thinking evident since immediately before and since the dep.arture of Lambert

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    guella

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Big John himself knows he has let a few soft goals in of late but certainly does not need fans on his back. However, the manager has done little to help the keeper by keep reverting to playing Martin at Centre Back as he cannot dominate in the air or man mark. This in turn moves Turner to his wrong side and puts woefully off form Whittaker at right back. All keepers need a good defence in front of them, especially at corners. Hooliveld may not be perfect but apart from a soft penalty last week, did not play that badly. Fine to drop him for one of the other left footed centre backs we purchased for some mystical reason but yesterdays team selection was a disaster waiting to happen. Likewise, playing howson in central midfield leaves that area weak as likewise he cannot defend, either play him in the hole or use O'Neil who is a far better ball winner.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Ruddy apparently is carrying a knock. What excuse do some of the rest have? Part agree with Canary West but McNally can't act alone. And Delia appears to have a hang up with dismissing managers. NCFC is destined to fester with her at the helm.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Actions like this could make McNally walk away. That would help nobody and solve nothing. Biggest problem is the lack of passion and lack of tempo on the field.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Our performance has deteriorated over the last ten games NA hasn't halted the slide it's got worse. So what is the manager's job? Surely he has to take some of the responsibility. And now we have some of the fans and players hassling one another, even more of a downward spiral. How bad do things have to get before the board accept that major surgery is needed to save the patient. NA might be a nice chap but it's time to give him a nice cheque and say goodbye.

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    cutty

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Disappointed we haven't turned it around, but to be honest, I just think a lot of fans are useless. Managerial change is no magic bullet and abusing players and management when I'm quite positive they'll already be low enough under the circumstances helps nobody.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I still think that CH has left his negative vibes at Carrow road,a good strong manager would have sorted them out.Simple way out of this is bring back players who want to play for the club and not a wage packet at the end of the day

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    canarykid

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The lack of effort from most of the players was appalling yesterday and the team couldn't even manage a second-half revival. I like Neil Adams and he has tried his best, but it is obviously not working as the performances are getting worse each week. It is now time for Neil to step aside. As for John Ruddy, in my opinion, he has not played well for a long time now. He says if he was playing solely for the money, he would have left a long time ago. Where exactly would he have gone?

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    Mel Lacey

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • "A team like Reading". Says it all really doesn't it? Realise just who you are Adams, then perhaps you can pre plan your tactics much better. Reading won simply because they are the better side. Nothing more, nothing less. The real world is the only world to live in.

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    NB

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • No debate -no inquest - time for Adams to go. Done his best but not good enough. We need an experienced manager who knows how to bring out the best in a good squad of players.

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    Broadsman

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I said in the summer, cash in on Ruddy and play Declan Rudd this season, it might be difficult to get the same price for Ruddy in January as was allegedly offered in the summer. To my mind young Declan is wasting his career sitting on the bench week in week out,last season he went out on loan and played every week, how many real matches has he played in this season ?, it can't be helping his game.

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    "Bin here all me life"

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I remember back in the early 90`s we were top of the Premier league and we ended up third but if we had spent some cash we would have won the league. we lost our number one Goalie and what did we do,go and buy an experienced goalie,NO we promoted within and look what happened.History is repeating itself.It is lovely and brave to promote from within but this is not a game of football anymore it is a business and the only way to success is to use the best tools for the job.I think NA is a good coach and maybe in 5 years he could become a top manager but we need experience now. OTBC

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    canarykid

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Look at the photo of Turner-Adams has just asked him to point out what he should have put on those corners !

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    borderman

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Perhaps Hull City are about to donate a suitable candidate!

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    Homer

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Time for the board to act-sack Adams- look round the world-and then appoint Huckerby from corporate entertainment {aka Gunn]-we really need another 'legend' in charge-seriously we need an an experienced manager-LIKE NOW !

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    borderman

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • I think Ruddy could have done better with the Reading goals, but you can not put the blame on him or McNally, the team collectively have to shoulder the blame, and we have to move on to next weeks game at Wigan, not an easy task,

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • "best fans in the Premiership" well they are now neither.

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    KeithS

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • Sorry but I did say that city would not beat Reading it will take along time to turn things around but city might fall down afew place first . Don't why but I always seem to be right about matches maybe just lucky. Adams needs replacing by Pulis it's not weather you like him or not he get results that's wha counts.

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

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