Poll results: Fans back Canaries’ approach to Hoolahan’s impending departure

City legend Wes Hoolahan, celebrating an FA Cup goal against Leicester in 2012, is likely to wear th

City legend Wes Hoolahan, celebrating an FA Cup goal against Leicester in 2012, is likely to wear the captain's armband again for City on Saturday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The appreciation being shown for Wes Hoolahan has provided some welcome nostalgia but Norwich City are hitting the right note with their planned tributes so far.

That is the view of Canaries fans voting in our poll at Pinkun.com, asking what would be a fitting permanent tribute to Wes Hoolahan at Norwich City?

Plans are being made to give the Irishman a memorable final Carrow Road game, against Leeds on Saturday, which will bring the curtain down on a decade of sterling service.

However, many fans are also discussing the prospect of a permanent tribute to a player who has provided so much enjoyment for supporters across his 10 seasons in Norfolk.

Retiring his squad number, 14, has been suggested by some while others feel a statue of Hoolahan and fellow legend Grant Holt would be a welcome addition at Carrow Road.

Naming a stand or lounge have also been suggested but many feel Saturday's game and the promised testimonial which will follow in the future are enough.

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Retire the squad number 14 permanently – 14pc

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A statue outside Carrow Road – 19pc

Rename a stand at Carrow Road – 10pc

Rename a lounge at Carrow Road – 26pc

None of the above, a testimonial is enough – 31pc

We also asked City supporters if they felt this summer is the right time for Hoolahan to leave?

The Canaries have opted to announce the former Republic of Ireland international will not be getting a new contract this summer now, to ensure supporters have a fitting opportunity to say goodbye to a hugely popular player.

That shows the club's hierarchy have learned from the anger created by Darren Huckerby's exit 10 years ago, when the winger's contract situation was revealed after the season had concluded.

It also provides some welcome respite from a Championship campaign which is drifting to a mid-table finish but the majority of more than 4,000 voters felt City have got the timing right.


Yes – 67pc

No – 33pc

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