Opinion: The Norwich City board clearly felt they had to act

The home fans have seen enough and leave early during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Ro

The home fans have seen enough and leave early during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, NorwichPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026705/04/2014 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Desperate times call for desperate measures – and that is why the City board felt they had to act.

Norwich Manager Chris Hughton gets animated during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road,

Norwich Manager Chris Hughton gets animated during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, NorwichPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026705/04/2014 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The team looked doomed to relegation at the end of Saturday's morale-sapping defeat to basement rivals West Brom.

It was realistically the last chance for a win this season with a trip to bogey side Fulham and then the nightmare last four matches to come.

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It wasn't just the loss which was so worrying – it was the clueless and passionless display.

There was no apparent leadership on the pitch at a time when we needed 11 leaders.

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There was no plan B from the management (who so many fans felt got the line up wrong from the start).

I'm sure I'm not alone in being surprised by the move by the Carrow Road top brass last night to get rid of Hughton and his management team when they have stuck by them through thick and thin this year so far.

Is it the right decision? We will only know that come May 11.

I believe is a brave decision and something had to happen.

Neil Adams is a Norwich legend who led the young starlets so brilliantly to FA Youth Cup success last season.

What he has to do from this morning is galvanise the squad and get them believing they can survive.

He must quickly sort out the issues which have clearly plagued the team in recent weeks. The trip to Craven Cottage on Saturday will become one of the biggest matches for many years – we simply have to win.

Everyone connected with the club has to be 100pc united for the cause,

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