The EDP says...Canaries fans deserve to be told the plan

PUBLISHED: 16:12 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:26 29 November 2017

Norwich City fans have had it tough at Carrow Road this season. 
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Norwich City fans have had it tough at Carrow Road this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Tonight’s annual meeting of Norwich City is unlikely to be quite as uncomfortable as the infamous one in 2008, where Glenn Roeder treated a fan who questioned his tactics to the response: “I must have missed your tenure as England manager.”

And it won’t be like 1982, when director Ian Coutts, amid record losses of more than £500,000, made a public appeal for cash.

But what supporters will want to know is – what is the plan?

The gloss of that impressive unbeaten run in September has well and truly faded away.

With the Canaries stranded in mid-table mediocrity, there’s a real risk Norwich City’s promotion hopes could be extinguished by the time the Christmas fixtures are over.

It’s no secret that the Canaries have had to cut their financial cloth accordingly, after the failure to bounce straight back up to the Premier League last season.

But issues such as the lack of wins, the paucity of goals and Carrow Road’s flat atmosphere will no doubt be among the topics aired tonight.

Fans need to know how the Canaries will compete in a division renowned as being one of the world’s toughest to get out of.

Former chief executive David McNally was a man fond of his plans.

They might not all have worked out, but supporters will be looking for that sort of leadership and reassurance at a time when the season is in grave danger of unravelling.

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